Posts Tagged ‘Allison Miller’

Honey Ear Trio Release Their Debut CD, “Steampunk Serenade”

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Pictured, left to right: Rene Hart, Allison Miller & Erik Lawrence

As evidenced in headlines throughout the spring, the effects of the April 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano were mostly catastrophic: air travel disrupted, travelers stranded, global commerce stalled. But the repercussions can also be heard, with far more positive results, in the deeply intuitive interactions of the Honey Ear Trio’s debut CD, Steampunk Serenade (release date March 22, Foxhaven Records).


Fully Altered Media **Spring 2011** Release Schedule

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


Chris Parrello –Things I Wonder (Stray Dog Music) – January 25
Chris Parrello – guitars, compositions; Karlie Bruce – vocals/lyrics; Ian Young – saxophones; Kevin Thomas – bass; Aviv Cohen – drums; Rubin Kodheli – cello; Greg Glassman – trumpet; Rich Hinman – pedal steel


Quick Hits

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Mark Stryker reviewed Adam Rudolph‘s two new discs on his own Meta Records imprint in the Detroit Free Press.

NPR Music streamed The Nels Cline Singers new Cryptogramophone 2-CD release Initiate in its entirety for their First Listen series (audio no longer available as release date has passed). And we have a Tiny Desk Concert with the Singers planned for July.

NPR Music will also stream the new Claudia Quintet CD on Cuneiform, Royal Toast, in it’s entirety from May 10-18 (link coming soon).


Allison Miller’s BOOM TIC BOOM Tours East Coast March 21-27, 2010

Friday, March 5th, 2010


Allison Miller press photo by Smith Banfield
The example that Allison Miller sets on BOOM TIC BOOM (sic) is that of a powerhouse drummer with an unerring sense of swing and a moving melodicism; an inventive composer with a gift for memorable tunes that leave ample space for bright improvisations; and a bandleader who ably marries these pieces with the right collaborators to breathe life into them. Here, those collaborators are pianist/composer Myra Melford; longtime collaborator Todd Sickafoose on bass; and guest violinist Jenny Scheinman.


Drummer Allison Miller Releases 2nd Album, BOOM TIC BOOM March 23rd

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Drummer Allison Miller Releases Second Solo Leader CD, BOOM TIC BOOM, Performing Music Composed For and Inspired by Important Women in the Drummer/Composer’s Life

Release Date: March 23, 2010

Album Features: Myra Melford, Todd Sickafoose & Special Guest Jenny Scheinman


“Some of my closest friends are extremely smart and powerful women,” Allison Miller says. “I can’t stress enough the importance of this community. There’ve been several women who’ve really helped me out in my career. I hope that I do the same for other women in the musical community.


Winter/Spring 2010 Release Schedule

Sunday, January 17th, 2010


January 12
Dave Rempis & Frank Rosaly – Cyrillic (482 Music)
(saxophone & drums duo)

January 19
Colorlist – A Square White Lie (482 Music)
(Chicago minimalist electronic duo; 180-gram vinyl or download only – no CDs)

January 26
Greg Burk Quartet – Many Worlds (482 Music)
(new recording from 482 Music stalwart; American pianist based in Italy)

Sam Sadigursky – The Words Project III: Miniatures (New Amsterdam Records)
(poetry by Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Léon de Greiff, Maxim Gorky, Fernando Pessoa + ensemble featuring vocalists Michael Leonhart, Heather Masse, Christine Correa, Jamie Leonhart, Monika Heidemann, Sunny Kim, Sadigursky + more)


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