looking toward Christmas: Bill Miller
Bill Miller, a Native musician of the Menomonee people of Wisconsin, brings his long immersion in country music and his deep faith, and his conviction that the Americas are as much holy lands as those which are usually called that, to this seasonal album. It’s a seasonal recording that would work well for any time of year, really, though the content is focused around Christmas. The quiet flute based title track serves as an invitation to the idea of preparation and quiet reflection. That is carried out in Miller’s approach to Joy to World, Silent Night and his own originals including I Saw the Star of Bethlehem. If you’re looking for music which invites contemplation while offering fresh melodic ideas, check this out.
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