Last week on May 29th the world lost celebrated jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller at the age of 57 due to complications from a recent a stroke. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Miller family and jazz fans worldwide. Mr. Miller recorded hundreds of album as a leader and sideman during his 30 year recording career. He worked extensively with singer Betty Carter, trumpeter Woody Shaw, drummer Tony Williams and drummer Art Blakey as a member of the Jazz Messengers from 1983-1986.
In recent years Mr. Miller had become a teacher and mentor to some of the most prominent jazz musicians in music today. Whether sharing the stage or recording in the studio, Mr. Miller inspired a new generation of jazz musicians, like trumpeter Roy Hargrove, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Karriem Riggins. Hodge and Riggins were also in a trio with Mr. Miller.
In 2007, pianist and then up and comer Robert Glasper recorded a tribute to Mulgrew Miller entitled One For ‘Grew (Mulgrew Miller) on his My Element LP which was his second album for Blue Note Records. Click the album cover below to check out the Mp3 of One For ‘Grew (Mulgrew Miller).
R.I.P. MULGREW MILLER