Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lloyd Miller - Oriental Jazz

Groundbreaking work from Lloyd Miller -- an American jazzman, but one with a real ear for the exotic! Lloyd's probably best known for his collaborations overseas with Jef Gilson -- but as this set reveals, Miller's been making amazing music for years -- working in styles that blend together jazz elements with a host of world music influences -- all in very haunting and unusual ways! Miller himself plays oug, santur, piano, clarinet, bass, tabla, and a host of other percussion instruments -- and the recordings feature him in a variety of settings, including his 60s Oriental Jazz Quartet, and some rare TV work in Tehran! 20 tracks in all -- with titles that include "Kyoto Gardens", "Hue Wail", "Sakura", "Oud Blues", "Gole E Gandom", "Amber Eyes", "Cello A La Turque", "Perso Jazz Blend", and "Bhairava".

1. Gol-e Gandom (BYU 67), 2. Amber Eyes (BYU 67), 3. Morning Mist (Paris 61), 4. Gol-e Gandom (SLC 87), 5. Perso Jazz Blend (U of U 68), 6. Cello al la Turque (Tehran 72); 7. Oud Blues (Tehran 72), 8. Amber Eyes (U of U 67), 9. Bhairava (BYU 67), 10. Bhairavi (U of U 68), 11. Njonja Mirah (U of U 68), 12. Kyoto Gardens (BYU 65), 13. Sakura (U of U 68), 14. Hue Wail (BYU 67), 15. Vietnam medley (SLC 93), 16. Chun Chiang Hua Yueh Yeh (BYU 65), 17. Yang chin solo (BYU 65), 18. Eastern Tour (Tehran 72), 19. Gol-e Gandom (Tehran 72),20 Segah - piano (Tehran 73)



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