The ever-tasteful linear inventions of pianist Marc Seales were abetted magnificently as bassist Doug Miller grabbed an inspiration on the trio's special arrangement of Body & Soul and walked away with it - and the crowd.
Doug Miller is an active jazz bassist, composer and teacher living in the Seattle area. Before moving to Seattle, he played professionally in New York City and Indianapolis. He has toured with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Ellington Orchestra (under the direction of Mercer Ellington), Ernestine Anderson and New Stories. He has also performed with Mel Lewis, James Moody, George Cables, Pete Christlieb, Mark Murphy, Marvin Stamm, Don Sickler, Julian Priester, Karrin Allyson, Ralph Towner, Bobby Porcelli, Dick Hyman, Bobby Shew, Ken Peplowski, Ray Vega, Jim Rotondi and many other jazz greats. Doug has also performed in concert with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti in a mixture of composed music as well as jazz standards.
Many of his compositions are featured on New Stories records as well as the Big Neighborhood CD and several Don Lanphere recordings. Additionally, he has composed eclectic music for orchestra. Doug also served as the Jazz Bass Instructor at the University of Washington from 1995-2004.
For more information about Doug Miller, please visit: http://www.dougmillermusic.com.
Aaron Immanuel Wright