Boomkat Product Review:
Deeper jazz specials from Dr. Lloyd Miller accompanied by drummer extraordinaire Malcom Catto and Jake Ferguson of The Heliocentrics, a pair who recently won a worldwide award from Gilles Peterson for their work with Mulatu Astatke. Miller is an under-regarded jazz talent who has dedicated most of his 72 years to the area between jazz and middle-eastern music, with a real attention to the spiritual qualities of those two styles. Apparently this record was created after only two hours in the studio with Catto and Ferguson, and it does feel especially fluid and intuitive, capturing four super-tight performances on a beautifully crisp analog recording. As Lloyd says himself "The big thing now is to see if this whole spiritual, peaceful and sensitive music becomes the next stage of the world's musical awareness or if it just sits there as a niche item among the intelligentsia and cool people while the infernal meaningless thumping we have been subject to for 50 years continues to torment the world forever".