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RIP, Mulgrew Miller (May 29, 2013) Influential Jazz Pianist

Posted by themusicsover on May 29, 2013

Mulgrew Miller
August 13, 1955 – May 29, 2013

mulgrew-millerMulgrew Miller was a respected American jazz pianist who, over the past three decades, was considered one of the world’s premier postbop players.  Influenced by the likes of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner, Miller was still in high school when he formed his first trio.  Kicking his career into high gear during the early ’80s, Miller went on to play with Betty Carter, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey to name a few.  Throughout his career, Miller released 16 albums on such labels as Landmark, MaxxJazz, and Novus.  In later years he served as an educator at William Paterson University and Lafayette College.  Mulgrew Miller was 57 when he suffered a fatal stroke on May 29, 2013.

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