Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You

by Mulgrew Miller
     
 
Mulgrew Miller is in top form for these 1995 sessions. as he covers a wide range of compositions. With his regular trio on hand, including bassist Richie Goods and drummer Karriem Riggins, plus the addition of percussionist Steve Kroon and conga player Big Black, this marked the

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Mulgrew Miller is in top form for these 1995 sessions. as he covers a wide range of compositions. With his regular trio on hand, including bassist Richie Goods and drummer Karriem Riggins, plus the addition of percussionist Steve Kroon and conga player Big Black, this marked the pianist's final recording for the Novus label. Miller's exotic "Eastern Joy Dance" and thoughtful "Second Thoughts" (which brings James Williams' writing style to mind) provide an excellent introduction. Standards include a breezy waltz treatment of "Getting to Know You" (from The King and I) and a driving rendition of "If I Should Lose You." The Beatles' "Fool on the Hill" takes flight in Miller's hands, as he adds a sprightly touch without sounding like a cocktail pianist. He also manages to make something of the usually lame "I Don't Know How to Love Him," as one wouldn't expect an introspective gospel flavor added to an Andrew Lloyd Webber composition, even if it is from Jesus Christ Superstar. Goods' contributed the soulful "Nandhi" to provide a strong finish to this rewarding, though now sadly out of print, CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/1995
Label:
Novus
UPC:
0012416318822
catalogNumber:
63188

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