Jazz producer Eric Miller dies

Jazz producer Eric Miller has died, aged 75.
Miller passed away on Saturday (25Feb17) at his Los Angeles home following an apparent heart attack, his daughter Julie told The Hollywood Reporter.
He began his jazz career in the 1960s as a tape archivist at MGM’s recording studios in Hollywood before becoming a protege of Verve Records founder Norman Granz. Miller helped him with concert tours and recording projects until 1972, when Granz launched Pablo Records, where Miller served as head of A&R (artists and repertoire).
During that time, he produced albums and previously unreleased sessions for artists including Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday.
Miller continued to work as a producer and A&R head at the label when Granz sold it to Fantasy Records in 1987, and stayed there until the early 2000s.
He is also survived by his son Andrew and grandson Joseph.

by WENN

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