Allison Miller - Boom Tic Boom  Jazz | 320Kbps | 140Mb
Artist: Allison Miller Title Of Album: Boom Tic Boom Year Of Release: 2010 Label: Foxhaven Records Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz Quality: MP3 Bitrate: 320kbps Total Time: 58:08 min Total Size: 140 mb (+5%rec)
A multi-faceted piano trio album replete with spontaneity and emotional expression. The live music presented on this album will take the listener on a journey exploring various sonic adventures via creative improvisational music.
Drummer Allison Miller Releases Second Solo Leader CD, BOOM TIC BOOM. Creative Trio Performs Music composed for and Inspired by Important Women in the Drummer/Composer’s Life.
“Some of my closest friends are extremely smart and powerful women,” 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.”
The example that Miller sets on BOOM TIC BOOM 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 on one track. Half of the album is comprised of original pieces penned by Miller during a one-month break from the road during the summer of 2008. The diversity of influences evident in the music belies the short time span in which it was written but is reflective of the wealth of musical experience that makes up Miller’s resume.
For BOOM TIC BOOM, Miller assembled a trio that she knew would stretch the limits of the music she had written. “I come from a straight ahead jazz tradition,” she explains, “but my musicianship has since been influenced by many different styles of music. So, for BOOM TIC BOOM, I wanted to approach my semi-traditional compositions with more of an avant-garde sensibility.” Key to this interpretation of her music is pianist Myra Melford, who Miller describes as bringing “electric light to my compositions. She plays with an incredible amount of spontaneous creativity and a lot of fire. There’s also a playfulness to the way she performs my music which I really love. Myra is always in the music and in the moment, but also completely individual and creative.”