Mulgrew Miller, one of the best and most prolific jazz pianists of his generation, has died of a stroke.
Nate Chinen, in the New York Times, reports: “Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died on Wednesday in Allentown, Pa. He was 57.”
To get a sense of how Miller approached the piano and jazz, here’s an interview with Miller by journalist Jim Luce: 16 Mulgrew Miller 1
And to hear the pianist in action, here’s Miller from a few years ago performing the jazz standard “I Hear a Rhapsody.”
Mulgrew Miller will be sorely missed.