One of the most prominent songwriters of his era, Jimmy Webb, has written for artists including Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell. He's won multiple Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters.
On this episode of Piano Jazz, Mulgrew Miller's unique harmonic and rhythmic style comes through in his composition, "Carousel." He also joins host Marian McPartland in performing Duke Ellington's "What Am I Here For?"
Mulgrew Miller died on May 29, 2013, following complications from a stroke.
Missy Raines and the New Hip appear on Mountain Stage, live from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
One of the most decorated and highly sought-after upright bassists in bluegrass music, Missy Raines explores an adventurous new sonic direction on her latest project. On the aptly named New Frontier, Raines and her band barrel fearlessly through unexpected genres, including Americana, progressive bluegrass and spacey, guitar-driven rock.
The members of Broken Bells, producer Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and singer James Mercer (The Shins), met in 2004. They put out their first album in 2011 and released a follow-up, After the Disco, at the beginning of this year.
This week's batch of drum fills comes from a mix of classic rock and pop, and more recent cuts. As always, I was drawn to them simply because I love the songs themselves and was captivated at some point by the percussion. Pro tip: If you don't recognize a fill, try matching the timbre of it — the power behind it, the sound of the recording, etc. — to one of the album covers pictured (or to the period the album was recorded in).