MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
By Anthony Leggio (Vive la Vie)
In his new album, Charlie Miller and Peace Horn: Peaceful Music from
the sultry and rhythmic sounds of jazz and blues blend nicely evoking
a feel of Southern life. Listening to this album, one cannot help but conjure
up the image of sitting in the French
Quarter on a wrought iron balcony sipping a cafe au lait or mint julip.
This is quite an
accomplishment on Miller's part.
With 13 tracks on the CD, Miller takes listeners on a journey of several
each with its own unique flavor. Expertly playing trumpet, Miller has
created a CD that is a
must for any New Orleanians' collection. And, definitely should be
purchased by any visitor
to New Orleans who wants to bring a musical memory of the city back
home with them.
Blues and jazz aficionados won't be disappointed either by this CD.
and Evening Song to Ole Man Blues to Sweet Magnolia Blues, Peace Horn
a winning combination.
Like many other New Orleans trumpet greats (like Louis Armstrong and
Al Hirt), Miller
started his career at a young age. From his days as a child playing
a garden hose to his
first trumpet at 12, Miller proved he had a knack for the horn. In
eighth grade he made
contact with a young musician, Dr. John who played a major part in
Miller performed with Dr. John's early band. Not only did he perform
on many of these
now classic R&B recordings by Dr. John, he also had a hand in arranging
His impressive credentials include performing at Carnegie Hall with
The Jay Leno Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien Show, and the Saturday Night
And on Broadway, he played in the orchestra of such hits as Annie,
Mame, South Pacific,
and Chorus Line.
Miller is working on the new Ruth Brown CD and Dr. John's new CD, Trippin
Unique - Click On CD's to Hear 'Em !
Besides his job as premier musician, he can be found at Loyola University
as a Jazz
Listen To (or order) "PeaceHorn" or "Fonk Horn" CD
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