Thursday, January 5, 2017
Russ Miller "You And The Night And The Music"
You And The Night And The Music; Russ Miller, alto sax, flute, arranger
Big band swing is alive and well in Michigan, complete with a spiffy big band singer too. Her name is Jeannine Course-Miller, wife of the leader. One thing for sure. She's way better, of course, than Mrs. Miller of years gone by. And this Mrs. Miller sings with pizzazz on eight of the twelve tunes done here. She's at her best on the likes of "It Could Happen To You" (played with a little Latin flair); the title tune, "You And The Night And The Music"; and the frisky Peggy Lee hit "I Love Being Here With You". And so it goes on a succession of older and more recent quality pop tunes. Let's hear it for the big bands!
Self-produced; 2016; appx. 61 min.