Hand in Hand (Mulgrew Miller album)

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Hand in Hand
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RecordedDecember 16–18, 1992
StudioBMG Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Novus
Producer Orrin Keepnews, Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller chronology
Time and Again
Hand in Hand
With Our Own Eyes
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Hand in Hand is a studio album by American jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller with Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone, Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Steve Nelson on vibraphone, Christian McBride on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. [4] [5] The record was released in 1993 by Novus Records. It is Miller's ninth album as a bandleader.



Scott Yanow of AllMusic wrote: "Mulgrew Miller, a talented McCoy Tyner-influenced pianist, leads an all-star septet on much of this date. The main stars, however, are Miller's nine diverse originals which range from modal to Monkish. With tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson appearing on five selections, trumpeter Eddie Henderson on six and altoist Kenny Garrett heard throughout the full CD, Miller has a perfect frontline to interpret his tricky but logical originals." [6]

Zan Stewart of the Los Angeles Times noted: "Pianist and composer Miller, making his Novus debut after eight sessions for Landmark, presents a splendid assortment of nine modern mainstream originals—one's by pianist Donald Brown—that are inventive, warm, visceral, swinging, direct and unabashedly musical." [7]

Track listing

1."Grew's Tune"Miller8:05
2."For Those Who Do"Miller6:41
3."Thinkin' out Loud"Miller7:56
4."Leilani's Leap"Miller5:41
5."Like the Morning"Miller5:24
6."Hand in Hand"Miller7:19
7."Return Trip"Miller6:01
8."Waltz for Monk" Donald Brown 5:51
9."Neither Here nor There"Miller8:55
Total length:01:01:53




Chart performance

Billboard Top Jazz Albums (1993) [8] 17

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