Lloyd Miller on his musical evolution, plus an instruction in international instruments

Lloyd Miller is a noted ethnomusicologist and an incredibly gifted multi-instrumentalist, known for fusing traditional jazz with Persian and Asian influences. His recent collaboration with The Heliocentricss/t due August 3 via Strut — made our July 20 edition of This Week’s Best Albums.

In the first video below, Miller charts his musical evolution, from early piano lessons to playing jazz clubs all over the world. In the second, Miller gives a few quick lessons on instruments such as the oud, vibraphone, Indian santur, and Chinese shawm.

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