Miller Time – Jim Rotondi
Cool and relaxed, Miller Time is a medium swing with a real hard-bop influence.
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- Recording: Jim Rotondi - Destination Up
- Recorded on: March 29 & 30, 2001
- Label: Sharp Nine (CD 1022)
- Concert Key: D minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Jim Rotondi
- Vibes - Joe Locke
- Piano - Mulgrew Miller
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Joe Farnsworth
Like another of Jim's compositions, Biru Kirusai (which is an Americanization of the Japanese phrase for "Can I have a beer, please?"), the title also has a bit of a pun referring to beer—"Miller Time" is also a slogan for the American beer made by the Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee.
born on August 28, 1962
A major straight-ahead trumpeter and flugelhornist worldwide for twenty years, Jim Rotondi has charmed the jazz world with his warm tone, versatility and soulful improvisation. Born and raised in Montana—an unlikely place for a jazz musician—Jim was inspired by his musical family to take up the piano at age eight. At twelve, he switched to the trumpet. There was very little musical community to speak of in his hometown of Butte, but like many trumpeters, early exposure to a Clifford Brown vinyl set captured Jim's imagination and kindled within him a lifelong passion for jazz. Read more...