Duncan's music has been called “a rarity: Smooth-Jazz with soul”. Duncan's no stranger to Soul music having played as a session-musician with UK soul-star Geno Washington and artists on Paul Weller's Respond label, but, as a Berklee grad raised on Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock, his musical soul was always really in Jazz.
Arriving back in London, his next musical foray was in a pop duo (Blue Mercedes), an unexpected move maybe, but it produced a five-week #1 U.S. Dance Hit. Later, as a producer, he had further club-hits, including, under the name Exoterix, the first-ever release on hip EMI dance label Positiva, and worked with many different acts including an embryonic Down To The Bone.
...pianist and composer Duncan Millar plays with an open, bright sound and
fleet feel evoking the greats-from Oscar Peterson to Herbie Hancock..... an
instrumental Al Jarreau-laid-back, warm, and often irresistible. A magic
reminiscent of Steely Dan comes across in the keyboardist's lithe, feather-
touch work... —Jazz Times
Once the flute and that electric piano start trading moves, I'm hooked, - oh,
this is lovely! —Smooth and Soul
Millar's created a rarity: a smooth jazz album with soul. - —- Corpus Christi
Willing to teach