Miller Hutch are a duo that perform their own compositions as well as playing arrangements of jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Hoagy Charmichael, Feddie Hubbard and many more. https://millerhutch.bandcamp.com/
Vladimir Miller is a pianist and principal composer and music director of the Moscow Composers Orchestra, and has his own quartet Notes from Underground. http://vladimirmiller.co.uk
Hutch Demouilpied performs on trumpet and flute and is a composer. Her latest score is for the British / Scottish feature film Limbo, which was selected for Cannes 2020. www.hutchdemouilpied.com
Kurakin’s Diary is the new CD from Vlad Miller and Notes from Underground, available from ASC Records
With 12 original compositions, many inspired by finding the diary of Vlad Miller’s grandfather, the new album features guest appearances from Sue Lynch – tenor sax, clarinet, Neil Metcalfe – flute, and Hutch Demouilpied – trumpet, as well as the core lineup:
Adrian Northover – alto and soprano saxes Dave Rohoman – drums Leslee Booth – six string electric bass Vladimir Miller – piano
A Sunday lunchtime performance by Miller Hutch, performing their own compositions as well as playing arrangements of jazz standards by Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and more.
Hutch Demouilpied performs on trumpet and flute and is a composer. Her latest score is for the British / Scottish feature film Limbo, which was selected for Cannes 2020.
Vladimir Miller is a pianist/composer who has composed for Moscow Composers Orchestra, which he also directed for fifteen years, The London Wind Ensemble, for his quartet ,and for theatre including Explore The Arch, in Saint Leonards. He has performed and toured in many countries including the UK, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria and Italy with his own jazz quartet and other jazz lineups.
Chilli Pepper have created Documentaries, Current Affairs, Factual and Corporate films for the past 35 years, many featuring a Russian theme. A forthcoming film, House of Secrets, focusses on the astonishing story of Vladimir’s brother, the late George Miller, and his association in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s with a group of British students. During this time these students were secretly recruited and trained in the House of Secrets, his – and Vladimir’s – residence in London. They went on to enter Soviet bloc countries and to smuggle out the uncensored work of dissidents detailing what life was like under totalitarian rule. George was at the centre of this recruitment campaign.
You can view the trailer for House of Secrets here:
An excellent review for the new Dinner Party CD Wednesday Afternoon at The Squid’s Ear website:
“Like any well-prepared meal Wednesday Afternoon starts with delicious and calming sonic appetizers, provides hearty sustenance with main courses that stretch the musical parameters without upsetting the taste buds, and end up with the equivalent of bracing coffee and dessert; a zesty fare.”
The Dinner Party, comprised of Anglo-Russian pianist Vladimir Miller (Moscow Composers Orchestra), Italian double-bassist Pierpaolo Martino – a founding member of avant-jazz ensembles Mondegreen, Howl and Machine3 – and British saxophonist Adrian Northover – known for The Remote Viewers and London Improvisers Orchestra – have released their new CD Wednesday Afternoon.
“The Dinner Party is somewhat a-typical for a free jazz and pure improvisation trio, because they make very melodic and sometimes almost meditative music in which silences and soft passages are essential. This produces exciting and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful music, which regularly reminds you of film music, in the sense that the music subtly evokes images… Nice nice.” Moors Magazine https://www.moorsmagazine.com/muziek/jazz-blues/the-dinner-party-wednesday-afernoon/