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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

New Review of CD Look Back in Charanga

This is someone who knows her stuff and loves nothing more than a good descarga (jam session). She feels Cuban music in her blood, and the band behind her does some sterling work. That she’s the star is beyond doubt, and her freewheeling, spiralling improvisations are joyful to hear. Bonus points for coming from Leeds and the delightful wordplay in the title, but the meat is in the performance, which is as tasty as they come – within Cuba or outside.

New Review of Look Back in Charanga in Rock n Reel

New review of my new album Look Back in Charanga in Rock n Reel Magazine – Charanga del Norte ‘wonderful as a live act and just as impressive on disc’ and ‘hot, very authentic-sounding music’

My Jazz Piano Recital at LCM in 1994

Just discovered a tape of my postgraduate recital at LCM from 1994 – here’s the rough recording of my Bill Evans tribute ‘When I Fall in Love’

Animation of Charanga del Norte track Libelula

Look Back in Charanga – Press Release

Carrying on with the puns Look Back in Charanga pays homage to all the greats of Cuban popular music, in particular to the legendary Richard Egües from Orquesta Aragón.

Bandleader and charanga flute improviser Sue Miller studied flute improvisation with Richard Egües in Havana in 2000 and 2001 and has since worked with some of Cuba’s finest traditional charanga players. This recording pays homage to the great charanga flute players and musicians past and present who have developed the Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá and the Pachanga
CD on sale from: http://www.passiondiscs.co.uk