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Andy Milne

Primary Instrument: Piano

Andy Milne

Toronto native Andy Milne draws inspiration from various forms of music, politics, philosophy, comedy, and science fiction. Some of his musical influences include Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Herbie Nichols, Bela Bartok, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. A recipient of the New Works commission and the French-America Jazz Exchange grants from Chamber Music America in 2006, and voted “Rising Star Keyboardist” by Down Beat Magazine in 2004, Milne is one of the most important and respected voices in jazz today. His highly recognizable group Dapp Theory blends funk, hip-hop and jazz with seamless precision. Their current release, Layers of Chance [ObliqSound/Contrology], released in 2008, features fresh compositions by Milne that blend various instrumental textures, infectious grooves, layered with lush harmonies and poignant lyrics....
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Awards:

Chamber Music America/French America Commission - 2007 Chamber Music America "New Works" - 2006
As a Co-Leader

Scenarios
ObliqSound
2007
Tracks: Headache in Residence, Pharos of Alexandria (Improvisation No. 1), As Far As We Know, Con Alma, Follow Me (Improvisation No. 6), House of Fisher (Improvisation No. 9), Couch Talk, Steps From Body to Soul, Intersections (Improvisation No.3), Crystal Labyrinth, Moon River (12th track: Body and Soul' is only on iTunes)
Personnel: Andy Milne: piano; Gregoire Maret: harmonica.
Notes: Andy Milne and Gregoire Maret's debut duo CD.

As a Leader

Dreams and False Alarms
SongLines
2007
Tracks: Amelia, Geewa, Message in a Bottle, I Shot the Sheriff, After the Goldrush, The Times They Are A-Changin', The Metamorph, Don't Let it Bring You Down, Sensei-tions, The Circle Game, Danny Boy
Personnel: Andy Milne: piano.
Notes: This is Andy Milne's first solo piano CD.

Y'all Just Don't Know
Band Name: Dapp Theory
Concord Records
2003
Tracks: Trickle Down; Neoparadeigma; In The Moment; Con Alma; Bermuda Triangle; Everywhere Dance; Patterns of Force; Only Clave; Bad Air; Why 2K?; Lullaby
Personnel: Andy Milne: piano/keyboards & vocals; Grégoire Maret: harmonica; Rich Brown: electric bass; Sean Rickman: drums, vocals; with special guests: Bruce Cockburn: vocals, guitar; Kokayi: vocals; also featuring: Mark Prince: drums, percussion; Rick "Shadrach" Lazar: percussion; David Gilmore: guitar; Vashon Johnson: acoustic bass; Vinia Mojica: background vocals; Carla Cook: background vocals.


New Age of Aquarius
Band Name: Andy Milne's Cosmic Dapp Theory
Contrology Records
1999
Tracks: It Takes a Village; Bermuda Triangle; Free Man in Paris; Strictly Stern; The Phoenix Cycle; Generations; Gettin’ Paid; Why 2K?; Jerry’s Kids; The Millennium Bomb; End Rap
Personnel: Andy Milne: piano/synthesizer; Grégoire Maret: harmonica; Rich Brown: bass (except track 3); Sean Rickman: guitar; Kokayi: vocals; Mark Prince: drums; Vinia Mojica: vocals (track 3 only); Patrice Blanchard (track 3 only).


Forward to Get Back
Band Name: Andy Milne
d'Note
1997
Tracks: Housework; Copit; Betwixt and Between; Hemispheres; Time Resolution; Teefah; Boobitty; New Blood Drive; Waiting On-Line; Unconscious Knowing; Summons to the Dance.
Personnel: Andy Milne: piano/synthesizer; Ralph Alessi: trumpet (tracks 3, 5); Robin Dixon: vocals; Steve Coleman: alto saxophone (tracks 4,7,10); Reggie Washington: electric bass; Matthew Garrison: electric bass (tracsk 1, 9); Mark Prince: drums

The 'E' is Silent
Band Name: Andy Milne
Contrology Records
1995
As A Side Musician

You've Never Seen Everything
Bruce Cockburn
True North/Rounder
2003

Mad 6
Ravi Coltrane
Village Records/Sony
2003

Resistance is Futile
Steve Coleman
Label Bleu
2002

From The Round Box
Ravi Coltrane
BMG France
2000

It's All About Love
Carla Cook
Maxjazz
1999

Set for 2 Don's' - Vol. 1
Carlos Ward & Radius
Peull Music
1999

The Opening of the Way
Steve Coleman & Five Elements
BMG France
1997

Genesis
Steve Coleman & The Council of Balance
BMG France
1997

The Sign and The Seal
Steve Coleman & The Mystic Rhythm Society
BMG France
1997

Curves of Life
Steve Coleman & Five Elements
BMG France
1995

The Way of the Cypher
Steve Coleman & Metrics
BMG France
1995

Myths, Modes and Means
Steve Coleman & The Mystic Rhythm Society
BMG France
1995

A Tale of Three Cities
Steve Coleman & Metrics
RCA/Novus
1995

Def Trance Beat
Steve Coleman & Five Elements
RCA/Novus
1995

The Tao of Mad Phat
Steve Coleman & Five Elements
RCA/Novus
1993

Drop Kick
Steve Coleman & Five Elements
RCA/Novus
1992

Anatomy of a Groove
M-BASE Collective
DIW/Columbia
1993

Jazz on Broadway
Ranee Lee
Justin' Time
1992

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
New School University New York University School For Improvisational Music The Banff Centre

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