Miles, Ron Quartet / Laughing Barrel
Album: Laughing Barrel   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Miles, Ron Quartet   Added:Mar 2003
Label:Sterling Circle  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-14 Pull Date: 2003-06-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 8 Jun 1 May 18 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 02, 2005: Sunday Morning
4. May 30, 2003: Memory Select
Jesus Loves Me
2. Aug 21, 2004: Morning Glory
Fairy Court
5. May 13, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
Sunday Best
3. Jun 06, 2003: Memory Select
New Breed Leader
6. Apr 25, 2003: Memory Select
New Breed Leader

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-04-26
Soft bop session that includes some different sounds mainly courtesy of Brandon Ross' changing guitar voices. Overall it's got an accessible, warm, easy sound, but Miles is amenable to some out-there ideas (I've seen him play with Tim Berne, for example.) You can hear some of that adventure lurking in tracks 2 and 3, and it really comes out on track 5.

Ron Miles is based in Colorado. He seems to prefer a Lee Konitz kind of openness, where the compositions are constructed to allow lots of sponteneity, but the overall sound is still "normal" jazz.

1- Gentle and catchy, would make a nice closing track for some albums
2*- Midtempo soft bop w/grinding guitar solo
3- Slow, w/wah-wah guitar. Simple and kind of bland.
4- Soft, comforting
5*- Fairly mellow; includes a laid-back free-jazz break
6- Gentle toe-tapper
7*- Softly funky snap

Track Listing
1. Parade   4. Still Small Voice
2. New Breed Leader   5. Jesus Loves Me
3. Psychedelic Black Man   6. Sunday Best
  7. Fairy Court