Early on May 29th, the jazz world lost a true legend, pianist Mulgrew Miller. Miller, known for being top-notch sideman and versatile leader, lost his life to a stroke. His work with artists like Ron Carter, Steve Nelson and Russell Malone allowed him to pass on his musical legacy to young lions like Derrick Hodge and Karriem Riggins, who appear on some of Miller's later trio albums. He was staunchly committed to mentoring new generations of musicians and shared his immense talent by working with students at William Paterson University where he served as the Director of Jazz Studies.
Read the New York Times Obituary.