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Otis Was a Polar Bear

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Audio CD, April 8, 2016
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The most poignant music is often inspired by watershed events in an artist s life, and few occasions are more transformative than the arrival of one s first child. For Allison Miller, the extraordinary drummer, composer and leader of her band Boom Tic Boom, that life-affirming experience provided the seed that led to the creation of her latest full-length studio album, Otis Was a Polar Bear. The album, with violinist Jenny Scheinman, cornet player Kirk Knuffke, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, upright bassist Todd Sickafoose, pianist Myra Melford, and Miller on drums, is Miller s latest collection of 10 original compositions following her critically acclaimed No Morphine, No Lilies, which Downbeat Magazine said reveals her exemplary chops and stylistic breadth. The birth of Miller s (and partner Rachel s) daughter Josie found the NYC-based drummer reordering her priorities and the very way in which she approached her art.


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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Language: : English
  • Product Dimensions : 4.86 x 5.56 x 0.15 inches; 1.28 Ounces
  • Manufacturer : The Royal Potato Family
  • Original Release Date : 2016
  • Run time : 1 hour and 3 minutes
  • Date First Available : January 29, 2016
  • Label : The Royal Potato Family
  • ASIN : B01B6ZQC6I
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 10 ratings