Sam Miltich | Live At the V.F.W.

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Live At the V.F.W.

by Sam Miltich

A snapshot of a live music phenomenon: jazz at a VFW club in rural northern Minnesota. The eclectic array of songs in styles from jazz standards to Finnish folk music is tied together by the undercurrent of gypsy jazz that is Miltich's signature style.
Genre: Jazz: Gypsy Jazz
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1. In a Mellow Tone (feat. Dave Karr)
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2. I Wished On the Moon (feat. Charmin Michelle)
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3. Si Tu Vois Ma Mére (feat. Tony Balluff)
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4. Limehouse Blues (feat. Patrick Harison)
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5. For Sephora (feat. Gary Schulte)
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6. Flirty Bird (feat. Doug Haining)
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7. Dinette (feat. Tony Balluff)
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8. Metsakukkia (feat. Sara Pajunen)
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9. Cotton Tail (feat. Dave Karr)
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10. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
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11. Bossa Dorado (feat. Martha Larson)
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12. I'll Get By (feat. Doug Haining)
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13. Moten Swing (feat. Doug Haining)
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14. Oh, Lady Be Good (feat. Dave Karr)
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15. The Joint Is Jumpin' (feat. Charmin Michelle)
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16. Georgia Cabin (feat. Tony Balluff)
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17. Swing Gitan (feat. Patrick Harison)
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18. Homesick
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19. Minor Swing (feat. Mark Kreitzer)
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20. Meditation (feat. Pat Downing)
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21. Nuages (feat. Connie Evingson)
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22. Rose Room (feat. Tony Balluff)
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23. Nearness of You (feat. Pat Downing)
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24. Broadway (feat. Doug Haining)
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25. East of the Sun, West of the Moon (feat. Charmin Michelle)
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26. In Walked Bud (feat. Dave Karr)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The album is a snapshot of what has become an arts phenomenon in the community of Grand Rapids, Minnesota: a weekly jazz night at the local VFW Post regularly featuring some of the best musicians in the state. Hearing these musicians perform anywhere would be a pleasure, but in Itasca County – 200 miles from the state’s major Metro area – it is a truly unexpected treat.

Musicians:
Sam Miltich, lead guitar - All songs
Mike Miller, rhythm guitar, drums - All songs
Matthew Miltich, upright bass - All songs
Pat Downing, trombone - Disc 1, Tracks 3, 7; Disc 2, Tracks 3, 7, 9, 10

Featuring:
Tony Balluff, clarinet
Connie Evingson, vocals
Doug Haining, saxophone, clarinet
Patrick Harison, accordion
Dave Karr, saxophone
Mark Kreitzer, guitar
Martha Larson, cello
Charmin Michelle, vocals
Sara Pajunen, violin
Gary Schulte, violin

A Note from Sam:
This recording is the culmination of what my band and I have been doing every Wednesday night for the past three years. It is a record of what is, not something imagined or patched together in a studio. This is who we are and what we really sound like: some guys in a small town bar playing music for the joy of it (and hopefully bringing some joy to others as well). We had such a good time playing each week that we started inviting guest musicians up from the Twin Cities to join us -- not just because we love to play with them but also to share some great music with people in northern Minnesota.

We call ourselves friends because that’s what we really are. Each guest is not only a fine musician but a dear friend as well. As I reflect back on each relationship, I am particularly struck by the kindness and generosity that each person has brought to me. Whether it be a bed to sleep in, a ride to a gig in the big city, a good meal, or just good counsel, each one of these friends has truly touched me.

Acknowledgements:
Recorded live at VFW Post 1720 - Grand Rapids, MN.
Mastered by Rich Mattson at Sparta Sound - Sparta, MN.
Photos by J. Wesley Bailey - Grand Rapids, MN
Graphic design by Dan Miggler, Noiseland Industries - Minneapolis, MN.

Special thanks to Randy Oberg and Pat Downing for dreaming up the idea of jazz night at the VFW, and thanks to the bartenders, members, and patrons of VFW Post 1720 for supporting live jazz music in northern Minnesota.

Samuel Miltich is a FY2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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