Tag: Ron Miles


    It hasn’t been all Blondie, Sabbath and Nirvana. Because they dig sophisticated blends of eloquent jitter-swing and stormy rumination, The Bad Plus — the rogue piano/bass/drums outfit initially heralded for exploding pop and rock nuggets — has occasionally peppered its sets with Ornette Coleman tunes. “Song X” here, “Law Years” there — every time we’ve […]

  • Myra Melford and Snow Egret

    The sensitively scorching pianist offers an excerpt from her ongoing “Language of Dreams” multimedia project based on Uruguayan writer Eduard Galeano’s magical-historicist Memory of Fire trilogy. She’ll be accompanied by her Snowy Egret band—Ron Miles (trumpet), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums)—and augmented with bilingual narration, choreography, and videography. […]

  • Ben Goldberg

    The San Francisco clarinetist’s work has seemed more thoughtful than playful, but the tunes and trajectory on the new Go Home prove two things: One needn’t negate the other, and it’s always time to raise a little sand. Buoyant syncopation is the liftoff pad for guitarist Charlie Hunter’s dust storms and trumpeter Ron Miles’ warm […]