Tuesday, November 15, 2016
USA: Harry Miller-Umbrella (Inner Ear RecordS 2016)
"Umbrella" is an exciting, epic new release of monumental proportions from the accomplished NYC based pianist and composer Harry Miller. The release includes nine new original compositions, as well as imaginative arrangements of two cover songs--one of which is a compelling instrumental version of Rihanna's smash hit "Umbrella" reconfigured in a way that will arouse your ears with subtle new harmonies and textures--as well as make you want to dance to a majorly grooving backbeat.
The level of musicianship on "Umbrella" is worth the price of admission alone. Mr. Miller has performed all over the globe on keyboards in the road bands of everyone from Maynard Ferguson to Little Anthony & The Imperials, and "Umbrella" marks his 5th official album release as a bandleader, and the first since 2003's "Jazz Beauty Supply." Umbrella is most definitely worth the wait.