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We Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop finds Orville Johnson, John Miller and Grant Dermody returning to the Country Blues they love, but with an expanded focus that takes in the Black Vaudeville-influenced title track, John's original instrumental Down To The Hills, and Grant's haunting I'd Do It All Again. The trio rings the changes on these songs, offering fresh new versions of classics like Take Me Back and I Shall Not Be Moved, bringing their personal touches to the music while staying in the style.
Zumbido, featuring Ginny Snowe on vocals and melodica, John Miller on guitar, and Joel Litwin on drums and percussion offers a program featuring an exciting variety of Brazilian music, ranging from Caetano Veloso's lovely bossa, Coração Vagabundo, to sambas like Costa Netto's Verde, Tom Jobim's waltz, Luiza, John Miller's choro, Homenagem a Pixinguinha, and the thrilling forro, Carrapato. Let Zumbido take you on a musical tour of Brazil!
On This Old Hammer, John offers his first solo Country Blues recording project since the mid-1970s. There are no recreations of historic recordings here. John has chosen to make all new arrangements of the songs, and includes several of his own compositions.
|New Cairo Blues||Milky White Way|
This CD finds John Miller accompanying vocalist Ginny Snowe on a sparkling program of Jazz standards and Brazilian classics. The program encompasses everything from Hoagy Carmichael’s Skylark to Burt Bacharach’s Alfie and Gilberto Gil’s anthemic Quilombo. If you are looking for an exciting singer/guitarist duo, you need look no further.
This program of original compositions by pianist Ginny Snowe takes the listener on a musical journey with a ballad inspired by the New England countryside (Sandy Pond), a bolero conjuring up a smoky Havana bistro (Lantano), and some sweet goodbyes. Beautiful tunes sensitively played by a lovely pianist.
Road Trip is John and John's first new CD together in eleven years, and signals some fresh new additions to their sound. They are joined on several tracks by Cary Black on bass and Joel Litwin on drums, and the expanded ensemble sound really shines on Road Trip and Freshet. The core of the duo's sound is still present in abundance, to be heard on tunes like John Reischman's choro, Passeio do Figo, and John Miller's waltz, Reminiscence. John Reischman's mandola playing on Stay, Stay and Quilombo is a special treat, too.
John Miller is joined by musical powerhouse Orville Johnson on mandolin, dobro and vocals and harmonica master Grant Dermody in a program of Country Blues. The trio puts their own stamp on the music, and the respect they feel for each other and the tradition makes for some strong and memorable performances.
|Bull Doze Blues||Stewball|
This Finnish-American collaboration unites Finnish mandolin virtuoso Petri Hakala and bass ace Tapani Varis, with Ruthie Dornfeld on violin and John Miller on guitar. The all-instrumental program focuses primarily on original tunes in a host of styles, samba, choro, polskas, waltzes, and the amazing unclassifiable Purple Sea, by the Finnish composer Timo Alakotila.
John’s first solo recording in 25 years offers a program of Jazz Standards (and one original) sung and played in John’s inimitable style. Highlights include Old Folks, Baltimore Oriole, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Very Thought Of You, The Nearness Of You and Moon River.
The Bumpy Road continues in the vein established by The Singing Moon, with hits like Kenny's Gone, Danza, The Three Lions and Snake Eyes, but with some notable differences. John Miller steps forward more often into a soloing role, and singer Cora Lee Tonack joins the duo for the eerie The Path Downhill. John Reischman expresses himself with the sumptuous tone and grace we've come to expect from his playing.
|Kenny's Gone||Don't Wake Me Up|
Ruth Hunter, on voice, accordion and tambura and Ruthie Dornfeld on violin bring you an unlikely assortment of songs and tunes--from Finland, France, the Balkans and beyond. What holds these pieces together is the amazing beauty of the music itself--rich, lively, wistful, evocative.
Fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld and
Danish guitarist Morten Alfred Hoirup are joined by bassist Anders
Hofset and some guests for a musical trip around the world, with tunes
from Brazil, Scandinavia, Appalachia, Venezuela and other places, all
topped off with a “die-happy” version of Sally Ann.
Check out this swinging stuff! -Matt Glaser, Berklee College of
|Dailey's Reel||San Rafael|
John Reischman and John Miller's debut CD, The Singing Moon
offers a beautiful musical journey, from Reischman's Choro For
Shadow, through Jacob do Bandolim's Noites Carioca, and Miller's
haunting title cut to its soulful conclusion, Damien Miley.
The Singing Moon is an increasingly rare instance of melody holding
its own with harmony and rhythm. -Scott Nygaard
Portland-based singer Rebecca Kilgore and John Miller offer a generous, swinging 19-song program of Jazz standards from such composers as Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Frank Loesser, and Henry Mancini.
|Old Devil Moon||If I Were a Bell|
This CD features violinist
Ruthie Dornfeld with John on guitar in an instrumental program of cafe
music in styles from around the world: Brazilian choros, Finnish
hambos, tangos, boleros and more. Eleven tunes out of the 14 song
program are John Miller originals.
This music is rich and deep.
There is a lot in there. -Bill Frisell
|Souvenir de Caracas||Tango Duro|