Ron Miles

Old Main Chapel: CD


Release Date: 10 May, 2024

The brilliant and beloved cornetist and composer Ron Miles released his Blue Note debut Rainbow Sign in 2020 shortly before his tragic death in 2022 from a rare blood disorder. His legacy is honored with the May 10 release of Old Main Chapel, a recording that captures a sublime live performance by Miles’ trio with guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade in 2011 at Old Main Chapel in Boulder, Colorado. The 7-song set featured 6 of Miles’ indelible originals along with an obscure cover of “There Ain’t No Sweet Man that’s Worth the Salt of My Tears.” The package includes heartfelt remembrances by Frisell, Blade, pianist and frequent collaborator Jason Moran, Blue Note President Don Was, and Ron’s daughter Justice Miles.

1. Mr. Kevin
2. There Ain’t No Sweet Man that’s Worth the Salt of My Tears
3. Guest Of Honor
4. Queen Bee
5. Ruby-Go-Round
6. I Will Be Free
7. New Medium

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