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[school-discuss] internet jazz clinic with dr. john's arranger
We'd like to offer music students everywhere an oppurtunity to interact with a
jazz musician in depth over an internet broadcast. If this works out for all
it will become a regular feature.
I'm hoping you can help me.
October 2002 : "In Depth" with Charlie Miller at etc ...
Each Thursday in October (the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st), we are going to
conduct a live
show with Charlie Miller over the internet (Central Standard Time 1 to 3 PM).
shows we will address any issues you might have an interest in about music,
the history of jazz, whatever you like.
Charlie will be playing examples and taking questions in response to e-mails
sent before and
during the shows. He will also be playing - and we will be broadcasting - new
This is a jazz program for jazz students.
All the programs will be rebroadcast continuously between live shows.
RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, XMMS or WinAmp can be used to listen.
the bandwidth requirement is modest but dialup may not cut it.
It's mono, 22.5khz at 32khz sampling.
About Charlie Miller :
Back in the 60s, every kid trumpet player in New Orleans knew who Charlie
He worked up the nerve to leave town. "When I moved to New York, I tried
Broadway, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Rhythm & Blues ... you name it."
Charlie left New Orleans to accept a full scholarship to the Manhattan School
Graduate School. Today he is a familiar performer at jazz festivals and clubs
Spain, Finland, Switzerland, London, England, Italy, Germany, Russia and even
has been a featured performer in the Playboy JazzFest at the Hollywood Bowl,
Newport, Syracuse and New Orleans Jazz Fests, the Fest de Jazz de Montreal and
Fest in Baltimore.
Charlie worked at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet, on Broadway in
Line" and "Annie get your Gun", in Carnegie Hall with the Thelonious Monk Big
in the Machito Latin Band, the Chuck Mangoine Band, the Saturday Night Live
Tonight Show band with Jay Leno, on the Conan O'Brien Show, and on Austin City
He's worked with B.B. King, Hank Crawford, Johnny Adams, Davell Crawford, Ruth
David "Fathead" Newman, and Jimmy Witherspoon too, but is best known today
long term commitment to Dr. John as Music Director / Arranger.
Charlie has received the Offbeat magazine "Lifetime Achievement Award", and
got voted best
trumpet player and best overall sideman by the savvy New Orleans Jazz
community. His "Peace
Horn" CD was used in a 1998 episode of Homicide and in the independent film
It would be easy to go like this for a dozen pages, but, i think you get the
Charlie is an exciting performer, because he achieves spontaneity in his
music, not mere
calculation. No formulas drive this music, it's direct from the heart and
"This music has a spirit of love and freedom. I grew up with music that came
out of innocence,
purity and love for the music itself. It's about freedom from the barriers
in human experience, freedom from predictable frameworks.
CDs tend to sound like other cds today. An R & B record -- it's a drummer,
keyboard and a singer, maybe horns if the budget's not too tight. The sound
is known before
a note is played. So it's living recordings, like going to a museum.
God has given me a gift for realizing the unexpected in my music, and that's
mission -- to bring new music into the world."
My wife and I have enjoyed Charlie on trumpet, flute and piano, and he did a
stint on Tuba (!)
for a bit. With a trio here in town (Upright Bass, Hawaiian Guitar and
Charlie on flute &
trumpet) he redefined the meaning of Monk's tunes for us in a way that brought
us back every
night for every performance.
Well, we finally talked Charlie into sharing with etc ...'s listeners. All
month we'll be
airing Charlie's music and airing interviews. We'll keep an eye on e-mails
and try to
answer any questions you may have. Some of this music is going to be heard
for the first time
mike eschman, etc ...
"Not just an afterthought ...