Russ Miller – Play Along Tunes (FKA PlayAlongJazz)

Russ Miller

International drum star Russ Miller’s monumental third solo album, Arrival, was released on R.M.I. Records July 2007. Russ describes the process: “this record is a huge project. I have been working on the concept and material for three years. I wanted to do an exploration of rhythmic vocabulary. My own, other great drummers and percussionists as well. We put a new band together and along with some guest artists, recorded ten compositions for the ensemble.” The line-up of musicians features: Meredith Brooks , David Garfield, John Pena, Neil Stubenhaus, Frank Gambale, Ross Bolton, Jerry Watts, Rick Krive, Eric Marienthal, Jon Papenbrook, George Shelby, Rique Pantoja, Nick Lane, Pete Lockett, Luis Conte and Richie Garcia. There are a few special guest vocalists as well. Nelly Furtado, Mabvuto Carpenter, Jarvis Church and R&B Star, Lina, have given their talents to the project. Russ elaborates: “The Rhythmic Conversation idea came to me about a year ago. I wanted to explore different feels and genres of rhythm with more than my limited viewpoint.” We wrote nine compositions based upon different styles and approaches tailored to the specific artists that accompanied me. Each Rhythmic Conversation features the Superstars of the drum and percussion world: Steve Smith, Rick Marotta, Steve Gadd, Jeff Hamilton, Johnny Rabb, Zoro, Akira Jimbo, Pete Lockett, Luis Conte, Richie Garcia and JR Robinson. We wrote these nine, roughly 3-minute compositions, with myself and one to three of the other artists. It has been one of the biggest challenges of my career to try and hang with these guys! It is very humbling, exciting and an incredible learning experience for me.”

Arrival features ten new compositions and nine Rhythmic Conversations featuring the aforementioned artists. Heard as a single track, the percussion pieces transition in and out of each ensemble composition. It makes for an exploration of rhythm for over 78 minutes. A sonic journey through rhythm, musical camaraderie and masterful performance. Arrival is sure to be a staple of the new lineage of contemporary jazz

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Russ Miller’s Arrival CD
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Funk package as recorded, 10 tracks in all.
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Funk package minus drums, 12 tracks in all.
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Funk package minus guitar, 10 tracks in all.
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Funk package minus bass, 10 tracks in all.
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Funk package minus keys, 10 tracks in all.
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Funk package minus melody, 10 tracks in all.