Timothy Lee Miller/composer

Timothy Lee Miller/composer

Timothy Lee Miller/composer

Timothy Lee Miller/composer

Timothy Lee Miller/composer

Timothy Lee Miller/composer

Timothy Lee Miller/composer

For Your Consideration - or not . . .

Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:07 PM

Well it was a nice dream while it lasted, being considered for nomination for a Grammy award, but alas, it was not in the cards. I think the powers that be miss placed ABRAZO: THE HAVANA SESSIONS into the wrong category to begin with. It should have been in the Latin jazz category, not in a classical category at all. Although the classical representation on the 2 CD set was steller - five gorgeous unaacompanied madrigals that set the music of  Roger Bourland to the poetry pf recently-deceased Chicano poet Francisco Xavier Alarcón, John A. Carollo’s Burlesque in an unlikely pairing of trumpet and guitar, and Michael Murray’s  After The Fall, a three-part setting of a poem by Jodi Kanter - there simply was not enough classical on the whole for it to compete in the classical compendium category. Oh well, next time . . .

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