Harry Miller (jazz bassist)
Harold Simon Miller (25 April 1941 - 16 December 1983) was a South African jazz double bassist, who lived for most of his adulthood in England.
A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Miller began his career playing bass for the rock group Manfred Mann. After settling in London, he became part of a groups of musicians in the 1960s and 1970s who combined free jazz with the music of South Africa. He recorded with Elton Dean, Chris McGregor, Louis Moholo, John Surman, Keith Tippett, and Mike Westbrook. At the end of the 1970s, he moved to the Netherlands for economic reasons and worked with musicians in Willem Breuker's circle. In 1971, he made a guest appearance on the album Islands, by the progressive rock band King Crimson. He and his wife founded Ogun Records.
Miller died in a car crash in the Netherlands in 1983.
- Children at Play (Ogun, 1974)
- Ramifications with Irene Schweitzer (Ogun, 1975)
- Family Affair (Ogun, 1977)
- In Conference (Ogun, 1978)
- Bracknell Breakdown with Radu Malfatti (Ogun, 1978)
- The Nearer the Bone, the Sweeter the Meat with Peter Brotzmann (FMP, 1979)
- Opened, But Hardly Touched with Peter Brotzmann (FMP, 1981)
- Zwecknagel with Radu Malfatti (FMP, 1981)
- Berlin 'Bones with Andreas Boje, Thomas Wiedermann, Harry Miller, Manfred Kussatz (FMP, 1981)
- Which Way Now (Cuneiform, 2006)
- Full Steam Ahead (Reel, 2009)
- Ninesense Suite with Elton Dean (Jazzwerkstatt, 2011)
- The Birmingham Jazz Concert with Mike Osborne, Tony Levin (Cadillac, 2012)
- Different Times, Different Places (Ogun, 2013)
- Different Times, Different Places Volume Two (Ogun, 2016)
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