Underrated yet influential jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller died in
A member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1980s as well as a sideman to Tony
Word of Miller's condition reverberated throughout the online jazz community Friday after the pianist had a stroke. "Seeing Mulgrew Miller play solo in
Miller's death was confirmed Wednesday by the
"I sincerely hope every self-respecting jazz musician takes this day to reflect on all the music Mulgrew left us. We loved you madly, 'Grew,'" wrote bassist Christian McBride.
Fortunately, there's no shortage of opportunities to do just that. Here's a clip of the pianist performing "Skylark" from his 2006 album "Live at the Kennedy Center, Vol. 1."