An excellent pianist who plays in a style influenced by McCoy Tyner
, Mulgrew Miller
has been quite consistent throughout his career. He was with Mercer Ellington
's big band in the late '70s and had important stints with Betty Carter
(1980), Woody Shaw
(1981-1983), and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
(1983-1986). For a long period, he was a member of the Tony Williams Quintet (1986-1994). In addition, Mulgrew Miller
has led his own sessions for Landmark (starting in 1985) and Novus.