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Hey There-John Miller

by John Miller

John Miller weighs in with a beautiful program of Jazz Standards, played on a sumptuous finger-picked acoustic guitar, and sung in a natural vocal style that brings the songs to life.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Hey There
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2:39 album only
2. Wonder Why
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2:03 album only
3. Old Folks
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4:17 album only
4. Namely You
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2:17 album only
5. Baltimore Oriole
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4:48 album only
6. Bye Bye Blackbird
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2:43 album only
7. The Very Thought Of You
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3:36 album only
8. When I See You
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2:58 album only
9. I Could Write A Book
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3:01 album only
10. The Nearness Of You
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4:51 album only
11. I Thought About You
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2:44 album only
12. Moon River
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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John Miller recorded his first solo album, "First Degree Blues", in 1971, at the age of 21. In the course of the '70s, he recorded four more solo albums for Blue Goose Records and Rounder Records, moving from the Country Blues he started out in and ending up with "Biding My Time, John Miller Plays George Gershwin", in 1978. Then, silence.
In February of 2004, John released "Hey There", a collection of Jazz Standards, his first solo recording in 25 years. How did the recording come to be? John tells us, "I was touring in Japan in 2001 with the great mandolinist, John Reischman, and I met a fan of my '70s recordings, Kazi Goda. We visited and talked for a while, and Kazi asked me why I had quit doing solo recordings. I didn't have any very good answer, and he told me, "You have to make a new solo CD!" something about the certainty with which he said that made me feel like, "You know, he's right." I made the CD and I think it's the best work I've ever done. I hope you enjoy it."


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Don Draper

Incredible guitar work!
John Miller is a genius on guitar. "The Nearness of You" is one of my all-time favorite guitar solos. (Check out the sample track on his web page.) The whole CD is great, incredible rhythmic grooves, inventive guitar work. Rewards careful and repeated listening.