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Yet another one has done gone on

Posted on March 10, 2022 at 16:28:50

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on Miles passed on to ancestry, on Tuesday the 8th. He was only 58. Had a rare type of bone cancer. I hope he didn't suffer. Fortunately I got to hear him live a few times as both a leader and a side man.

"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed



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This is most distressing, posted on March 10, 2022 at 19:21:07
Mike K

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When I lived in Denver, I would encounter Ron regularly playing around
town. He was a great player, and I do mean great.

Life is hard. It's harder when you're stupid.


RE: This is most distressing, posted on March 10, 2022 at 20:03:24

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Very sad indeed.I was privileged to hear Ron Miles on several occasions at the Chicago Jazz Festival, and he was always a wonderful presence in every group I heard him in.


Very sad..., posted on March 11, 2022 at 07:14:14

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Had just picked up a couple (more) of his CDs while pursuing
the Frisell connection, which was strong, powerful and... natural.
Saw him with Frisell once, always liked his playing and in future
he'll be recognized even more so for his composing, methinks.

RIP and thanks for the grand contribution Mr. Miles.

"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure


RE: Yet another one has done gone on, posted on March 11, 2022 at 19:32:25

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Most unfortunate to hear this news. I saw him around 5 years ago when he was playing in a quartet (two-horn quintet minus piano) with Joshua Redman; focused on music of Joshua's late father Dewey Redman.

I am a harmonic-language addict; so I was not expecting to like much what I heard. But the blending of notes between Ron Miles and Joshua Redman opened my ears to a new harmonic language that was interesting and ethereal.

RON MILES, Rest Now...and thank you for all your legacy.

Martin N.


RE: Yet another one has done gone on, posted on March 12, 2022 at 00:27:23

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R.I.P. Mr. Miles- Rainbow Sign is excellent.


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