Winner of the 2013 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Montreal saxophonist Joel Miller marries his awe-inspiring technique and boundless sense of musical adventure with a pop musician’s desire to make music that moves people.
His compositions are inspired by the melodic simplicity and emotional depth of American folk music, and they’ve been praised by Downbeat as “passionate and creative, melodic yet exploratory.” His free-spirited eclecticism has been equally lauded by the magazine for “illustrating the cross-pollination emblematic of the Montreal jazz community.” Dave Douglas calls Miller a breath of fresh air and one of the great pleasures of the Montreal scene.
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Passionate and creative, melodic yet exploratory
The New York City Jazz Record
What is doubtless one of the most creative jazz productions to come out of Canada. - Juan Rodriguez Montreal Gazette