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John Miller

Recordings

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We Heard the Voice of a Porkchop - Johnson, Miller & Dermody

Orb 1012

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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.

The Rain Don't Fall on Me

Domingo - Zumbido

Orb 1011

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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!

This Old Hammer - John Miller

Orb 1010

This
Old Hammer

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

You Fascinate Me So - Ginny Snowe & John Miller

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You Fascinate Me So

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.

Traveling Home - Ginny Snowe

Orb 1008

Traveling Home

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 - John Reischman & John Miller

Corvus CR021

Road Trip

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.

Deceiving Blues - Johnson, Miller & Dermody

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Deceiving Blues

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

Freshet

Orb 1006

Freshet

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.

Orpolasten PolskaLuz

Hey There - John Miller

Orb-1005

Hey There

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 - John Reischman & John Miller

Corvus Records CR009

The Bumpy Road

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 GoneDon't Wake Me Up

Rue Balkan - Ruth Hunter & Ruthie Dornfeld

Orb-1004

Rue Balkan

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.

DimitroulaMur Stojmeno

The American Cafe Orchestra: the early years

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The American Cafe Orchestra: the early
years

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 Music

Dailey's ReelSan Rafael

The Singing Moon - John Reischman & John Miller

Corvus Records CR004

The Singing Moon

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

Sicilienne

It’s Easy To Remember - Rebecca Kilgore & John Miller

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It’s Easy To Remember

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 MoonIf I Were a Bell

Noches De Fiesta - Ruthie Dornfeld & John Miller

Orb-1001

Noches De Fiesta

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 CaracasTango Duro