January
3rd 2011
The Jazz Session #228: Mark Miller on Herbie Nichols

Posted under Authors & Bloggers & Pianists & Podcast

Herbie Nichols would have been 92 years old today. The pianist is the subject of a new biography — Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist’s Life by Mark Miller. In this interview, Miller talks about why Nichols failed to become known during his lifetime; why Nichols is often labeled an acolyte of Thelonious Monk; and how Miller came to write the book in the first place. Learn more at the Web site of The Mercury Press.

ADDITIONAL LISTENING: Check out the “Herbie Nichols’ Third World” episode of David Brent Johnson’s excellent Night Lights program.

UPDATE: At the end of this episode, I said that Herbie Nichols died at the age of 34. He actually died at the age of 44. Thanks to listener Robert Klein for the correction.

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3 Responses to “The Jazz Session #228: Mark Miller on Herbie Nichols”

  1. Herbie Nichols’ Third World | Night Lights Classic Jazz - WFIU Public Radio on 03 Jan 2011 at 8:56 am #

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  2. Fay Victor on 19 Jan 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    One of my heroes…I love his music. whenever I hear him, I’m filled with joy. Thank you for this wonderful interview!!

  3. Jason Crane on 19 Jan 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    My pleasure, Fay. Thanks for listening!

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