- Featured: Miles Black
- Release Date: 10/4/2005
A NOTE FROM THE PRODUCER: Rooms Within is exceptionally mastered, because we want you to experience the ultimate in listening pleasure! If at all possible, choose the 'hi-fi broadband' button when you listen, as this higher quality sampling will give you a good idea as to the audio quality of Rooms Within. Miles Black is truly a master pianist. Thank you, and enjoy. Miles Black bio: Miles Black is a celebrated Canadian pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger. Miles' masterful pianistic styles span a variety of genres including jazz, pop, soul, new age-jazz, and country. Miles Black began his professional music career in 1980 (at age 14) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada after studying piano in the provincial capital with George Essihos. Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Miles has a wealth of musical experience as an arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, musical theatre director, music therapist and college level music instructor. He has performed on countless albums, and has played with many music greats around the world. Some of the artists/acts with whom Miles has worked include Mark Murphy, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels, Dee Daniels, Jane Siberry, Sheila Jordan, Ernestine Anderson, Paul Horn, Juno-nominated fusion band Skywalk, Shari Ulrich, Moreen Meriden, Carl Allen, Max Roach, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Christine Duncan, Rodney Whittaker, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Tabackin, Bill Goodwin, Claude Ranger, Claudio Roditi, Ingrid Jensen, Carl Anderson, Jim Byrnes, Ann Mortifee, Fraser MacPherson, Houston Person, Johnny Frigo, Von Freeman and many other well known stars of the music world. Currently, Miles is involved in several projects: He is co-leading a modern jazz quartet called 'Altered Laws' with Tom Keenlyside. Their first album is called 'The Outsiders' (Maximum Jazz label). With lyricist/vocalist Glenda Rae, Miles has written over 200 songs. Since 1993, Mr. Black has been a member of the Oliver Gannon Quartet. Oliver Gannon is a Juno-award winning jazz guitarist with extensive performance experience around the globe. Since 1991, Miles has been working for PG Music, with whom he has helped to produce and performed on music software programs, including 'The Jazz Pianist 1&2','The NewAge Pianist', 'The Children's Pianist', 'The Modern Jazz Pianist', 'Jazz Piano Masterclass', 'Blues Piano Masterclass' and an Oscar Peterson CD-ROM, complete with transcriptions. Miles also records and tours as guitarist, co-writer and pianist with the Caroline Drury Trio. Ms. Drury is gaining an international reputation as a gifted vocalist and songwriter.
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