ALLISON MILLER

Fusion / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / 21st Century Modern • United States
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NYC-based drummer Allison Miller defies all boundaries bringing her individual sound to diverse types of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity. Allison goes from leading her band, BOOM TIC BOOM, to playing with legendary songwriting vocalists Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Merchant, to touring with avant-garde saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and legendary organist Doctor Lonnie Smith. She approaches each of these musical situations with her own stylistic identity and a creative, fresh and energetic approach. Allison was chosen as “Rising Star Drummer” in Downbeat’s 53rd and 58th Annual Critics Poll.

Raised in the Washington D.C. area, Miller began playing the drums at the age of ten, studying with Walter Salb, and was soon thereafter featured in Downbeat magazine's "Up and Coming" section in 1991. Five years later, after graduating from West Virginia University she moved to New York City to study with Michael Carvin and Lenny White and pursue what has
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ALLISON MILLER 5 am Stroll album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
5 am Stroll
Hard Bop 2004
ALLISON MILLER Boom Tic Boom album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Boom Tic Boom
Post Bop 2010
ALLISON MILLER Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : No Morphine No Lilies album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : No Morphine No Lilies
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
ALLISON MILLER Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom : Otis Was A Polar Bear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom : Otis Was A Polar Bear
Fusion 2016
ALLISON MILLER Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf : Science Fair album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf : Science Fair
21st Century Modern 2018
ALLISON MILLER Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : Glitter Wolf album cover 4.48 | 2 ratings
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : Glitter Wolf
Fusion 2019

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ALLISON MILLER Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : Live At Willisau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : Live At Willisau
Post Bop 2012

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ALLISON MILLER Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom : Glitter Wolf

Album · 2019 · Fusion
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Perfectionist modern jazz album sounding as if it is a progressive rock one. First new(coming from 2019) release in my player with serious chance to win a place on year's top list.

Drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom is a super-group of sort with varying line up and number of members but in all cases rooted around her,bassist Todd Sickafoose and violinist Jenny Scheinman. On different stages cellist Eric Friedlander and pianist Myra Melford were the members among others. "Glitter Wolf" is recorded by sextet improving core trio with pianist Myra Melford, cornetist Kirk Knuffke and clarinet player Ben Goldberg.

Tightly composed melodic and quite complex musical material is played by the band intensively gigging for two years - one can hear how perfectly they feel each other! Miller's drumming pushes well produced(under the hands of Ani DiFranco & Carly Simon producer Julie Wolf) songs ahead with muscular energy more common for rock albums. At the same time, all things happen under perfect control avoiding chaos or directionless development. There are no lyrics/vocals otherwise the album could be alternatively classified as excellent art-rock work. Each composition has it's own face, atmosphere and is precisely executed.

Differently from some modern jazz albums, "Glitter Wolf"(isn't the title sounding rockish?) successfully avoids sterile chamber/academic sound. It often sounds as your morning alternative music TV, all these young guys with beards singing their songs with guitars somewhere out of town at the sunrise...

It is jazz sounding as rock or just cross-genre music without formalism and repetitiveness, radiating positive energy - really rare thing our days. It must be heard!

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