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by producer Eric Miller, performed by Joe Pass & John Pisano
Eric Miller (c.1941 to 2017) was an American record producer and executive. Eric Miller was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in about 1941, but raised in Los Angeles, California. A frequent visitor to 'jazz' clubs around the city as a youth, he began his professional career as a tape archivist for the 'MGM' recording studios in Hollywood. After becoming a protege of 'Verve Records' founder Norman Granz, he helped him launch another imprint, 'Pablo Records', in 1972, continuing with the label as a producer and A&R man (even after 'Fantasy Records' acquired the label from Granz in 1987). Overseeing dozens of album projects for them, he also produced other new recordings and previously unreleased sessions from such legendary artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Joe Pass, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles. He retired in the early 2000s, but his extensive archive of unreleased 'jazz' master tapes were still subsequently used for numerous re-issue projects, most recently for the 'Verve' CD sets "The Complete Charlie Parker With Strings" (2015) and "Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes" (2016). Eric Miller died from a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles on February 25th 2017. He was 75, and leaves one daughter and one son. http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/7702312/eric-miller-jazz-producer-and-record-executive-dies-at-75
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Miller_%28record_producer%29 - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eric-miller-dead-jazz-producer-record-executive-was-75-981416
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