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by Bug

Cutting edge chamber jazz that runs the gamut from metal-inspired angular industrial fusion to beautiful ballads, aggressive swing and everything in between.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Brine
5:51 $0.99
2. The Dude Abides, pt I
3:31 $0.99
3. The Dude Abides, pt II
4:49 $0.99
4. Murmur
6:41 $0.99
5. Inflatable You
5:30 $0.99
6. Open
4:27 $0.99
7. Bjorn Borg
6:08 $0.99
8. Don't Be Difficult
6:01 $0.99
9. The Next Room (For Clara)
7:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
IT'S ALIVE!!! The long-awaited CD release by BUG, titled "Murmur" is now available. The new disc features all original compositions by James & Jeff Miley, recorded live in the studio by George Stone at Cuesta College in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA, during the band's Fall 2006 World Domination Tour.

What's BUG, you ask?

In short, BUG is the accidental brainchild of Brian Hamada.

Following a successful 2004 performance at the Cuesta College Central Coast Jazz Festival in San Luis Obispo of the Peter Epstein Quartet (featuring Jeff Miley, Roger Shew and Brian Hamada), James Miley (then director of jazz studies at Cuesta College) began scheming ways to bring the group together again for a repeat performance at the college. A date was secured, schedules confirmed, and then James got the idea that it might be fun to take on a new faculty position at Virginia Tech and move 2600 miles due east. Rather than allow the gig to fall through, Brian convinced James to join the group himself--and they ended up booking a few more dates in Southern California so he could fly out from the east coast to "sit in" on piano and bring along a few new tunes in the process.

BUG was born. The rest is history.

As things currently stand, we are a band apart, with just under two weeks spent together in the past two-and-a-half years. James lives in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Peter in Reno, Nevada, Jeff in Los Angeles, Roger in Fullerton, CA, and Brian hails from Fresno (the 'NO!). Yet somehow we still manage to get together and play every now & then and things just fall into place each time as if we'd been performing together for years.

Thanks for flying with us. Hope you enjoy the music!



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Great music - highly recommended!
This is a fantastic album - all of the compositions are thoughtful and engaging, the playing is soulful and empathetic, and the interaction between the musicians (particularly the Miley brothers on piano and guitar) is of the highest quality. Each listen reveals something new and interesting. Recommended to anyone and everyone who appreciates the good notes!


Creative and Soulful
Top notch compositions, very original sounding, very cutting edge and very listenable at the same time. The notes above say that this was recorded live in the studio - and you can definitely hear the interaction taking place between the musicians. Stellar sound quality and a great mix bring things to life even more when you play this CD. Some quite brilliant improvising going on as well. I highly recommend this CD.