It takes a rare individual to excel in multiple artistic genres, particularly when success unfolds in the public spotlight and presents very different contexts. Certainly technical ability is important, but it also takes a peculiar blend of flexibility, curiosity, and determination. Perhaps that is what makes drummer, composer, bandleader, and outspoken feminist Allison Miller such a charismatic musician and personality.
Miller released her second disc as a leader earlier this year, and Boom Tic Boom (Foxhaven, 2010) is an unmistakable leap forward over her undeniably fine debut, 5am Stroll (Foxhaven, 2005). AAJ Contributor Franz A. Matzner spoke with Miller about what she's been up to in the five years between her two records, and how the drummer reconciles her other work supporting singer/songwriters like Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, and Natalie Merchant with her more improv-heavy work with fellow band mates Myra Melford, Todd Sickafoose and Jenny Scheinman.
Check out Allison Miller: Breaking New Ground, published today at AAJ.
You can also read what two other AAJ Contributors have to say about Boom Tic Boom in CD reviews by Mark Corroto and Lyn Horton.
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