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Robert Glasper Remembers Mulgrew Miller

8.13.55 – 5.29.13

Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller, performing with Russell Malone and Ron Carter, at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When I’m asked in an interview, “What are you listening to?” or “Who are your influences?” I always shout Mulgrew Miller out. Mulgrew had a way of making something out of nothing. Just his way of approaching certain things, they’re so fresh and so out of the box-you’re looking at him going, “Why did you do that?”

He was always in the moment. I’ve heard Mulgrew mess up before, and he goes, “Oops, there it is!” And just keeps playing. That’s inspiring! You see somebody fall and get up, and that lets you know, “Oh, I can fall and get up!” It gives you that extra push, and Mulgrew was the epitome of that.

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