Solo in Barcelona / Mulgrew Miller

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Mulgrew Miller, one of the most important pianists of jazz’ modern era, proudly delivers his brand-new album Solo in Barcelona via Storyville Records. The occasion of a present-day release of a solo recording by this remarkable musician is a very rare and extraordinary occasion. This album, which was recorded on February 2, 2004 in Barcelona, is truly a rare gem for the admirers of a man and piano player, who was loved by so many fans and the entire jazz global community. With his unique take on arrangements from Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, MM shows us why he is considered a modern legend.

On this solo album, MM's piano embarks on an extraordinary musical journey. With each note, he effortlessly paints a vivid tapestry of emotions, traversing a rich musical landscape that spans genres and styles characterized by versatility, proficient soloing and tasteful restraint. He plays like a modern-day exponent of Art Tatum with the deepest musical roots, but with the freshest, most forward-thinking, profoundly original voice that’s uniquely his own. Live in Barcelona shows how he is able to tell us a story and swing like very few others. A real master on the piano. The highlight is perhaps his ‘Excursions in Blue’, playing the blues like it should be done - in the moment! Solo in Barcelona is a beautiful documentation of Mulgrew Miller playing solo material that has not been recorded before.

MM was one of the most influential jazz pianists of his generation. Renowned for his technical mastery, improvisational genius and deep musicality, Mulgrew Miller worked with Miles Davis, Betty Carter, Woody Shaw, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and his own trio around the globe. Still missed by his big audience. Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) was a world-renowned jazz pianist and composer. His illustrious career spanned over four decades, during which he performed with legendary jazz artists and received critical acclaim for his exceptional musicianship. His unique approach to the piano and his profound contributions to jazz have solidified his place as one of the greatest pianists in the history of the genre. With this exceptional solo album, MM invites listeners on a personal and intimate musical journey, as he displays his extraordinary command of the piano. His nuanced phrasing, exquisite dynamics and deep understanding of harmony create an enchanting and captivating listening experience.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: August 18, 2023

  • Catalog Number: SVL1018537

  • UPC: 717101853724

  • Label: Storyville Records

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Jazz

  • Composer: Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Richard Rodgers, John Lewis, Mulgrew Miller, Erroll Garner

  • Performer: Mulgrew Miller


  1. Tour de Force

    Composer: Dizzy Gillespie

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  2. I Love You

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  3. O grande amor

    Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  4. It Never Entered My Mind

    Composer: Richard Rodgers

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  5. Milestones

    Composer: John Lewis

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  6. Excursions in Blue

    Composer: Mulgrew Miller

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  7. Misty

    Composer: Errol Garner

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  8. Woody'n You

    Composer: Dizzy Gillespie

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)

  9. Just Squeeze Me (but please don't tease me)

    Composer: Duke Ellington

    Performer: Mulgrew Miller (Piano)