Born: July 13, 1951 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Robert Miller plays electric bass and composes. Robert has two CDs as a leader: Child's Play (Wildcat Records - 1994) and Prisoners of Love” (32 Records - 1996).
Robert's new group is called PROJECT GRAND SLAM. The band also features Haim Cotton (keyboards), Gilad Ronen (saxophone) and Ron Thaler (drums).
PROJECT GRAND SLAM released its debut album, Play (Cakewalk Records) in 2008. Play includes The Captain of Her Heart featuring Judie Tzuke, renowned English vocalist. The balance of Play features 11 original compositions - five by Robert - and was produced and engineered by the legendary Frank Filipetti (Grammy Award as producer/engineer for James Taylor's Hourglass album)....
To the extremely hip, tight yet edgy Robert Miller Group, Child's Play involves taking live improvisational excursions over basic trios and quartets in styles ranging from pop/rock to blues and straight ahead jazz. Any ensemble just as comfy around a gritty, funk driven Hendrix cover ('Fire) as it is invoking images of Miles (All Blues), Chick Corea and Charles Mingus clearly has a wild dance in mind. And yet for all the experimentation, bassist Miller and cohorts like speed demon pianist Haim Cotton are at their most provocative when stripping away the blowtorch and playing it ultracool and simple. As solid as Miller is, his real job is laying foundations for all the jamming. In a land where everything seems tailored for radio play, Miller's boys don't mind stretching the limits. - Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide;
Miller's edgy electric bass work is perfectly suited for a program of brisk, rhythmically turbulent pieces featuring superlative trumpet work from the underrated Randy Brecker. Further enhancing this eclectic, but impressive instrumental date are moody vocals by Jon Lucien on Miles Davis.. ..All Blues.. and Ada Dyer on Jimi Hendrix..s ..Fire.. - Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times;
Robert plays the bass with ease..This is just great jazz music - Strictly Jazz;
Appealing mainstream jazz from the electric bassist, joined by a stellar cast of musicians. Miller is miles ahead... - The Music Paper;
Miller's bass invigorates jazz standards, a few originals, and a boppish take on Jimi Hendrix's ..Fire... Guests include drummer Anton Fig and trumpeter Randy Brecker... - Bass Player Magazine;
The Robert Miller Group has acquired rave reviews from many publications. Child's Play is over 55 minutes of high quality music. This disc is packed with progressive and soulful tracks that grab your attention until the end. The band is hard driving and reminiscent of the old masters. I highly recommend Child's Play by The Robert Miller Group. - Bill Heinrichs, Polytechnic
Prisoners of Love (32 Records) (1996)
Let's Play (Project Grand Slam) (Adrenaline Records) (2008)
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