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I saw much of the material on this CD live at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May 2012. It was an astonishing concert.
I was prepared to be disappointed by the studio version. But no. This is a great, great record.
The compositions are good, the playing is tight, but the production makes this record. The bass is centre stage in the mix. Sometimes tender, always funky.
Miller has a great range in his compositions. He has worked with the best, but be quite sure, this is not a musician resting on his laurels.
If the term "Jazz-funk" normally has you running for the hills, this is a good opportunity to open your ears.
Album of the year so far.