Stage Door Johnny: John Miller Takes on Broadway
By John Miller
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"Stage Door Johnny: John Miller Takes on Broadway" is a witty and unconventional take on the Broadway songbook from New York's top bassist and music coordinator for nearly 100 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals. Celebrate Miller's breakout debut CD with this podcast series including fascinating insights into his influences and his role in shaping the sound of the Great White Way for the last thirty years. As he slyly reinvents a dozen Broadway standards, listen to behind-the-scene stories on each track from the laidback James-Taylor-charm of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," to the smooth Latin "Real Live Girl." "Secret Love" from "Calamity Jane," sizzles with a jazz and funk-inspired arrangement. For "Fugue for Tinhorns," Miller is joined on vocals by legendary jazz singer/songwriter Bob Dorough and The Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel.
||Part 2 - Broadway Classics Reinvented||John talks about reinventing classics from Broadway on his album Stage Door Johnny.||6/18/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Part 1 - The Bass and Broadway||John talks about developing his skills on upright and electric bass and his introduction into to the musical world of Broadway musicals.||6/15/2009||Free||View In iTunes|