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New Releases

A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 

 

Two New Hal Leonard books

BOB DYLAN FOR BANJO

 

FIRST 50 SONGS
To Play on the Banjo 
(co-written with Greg Cahill)

 

CD's On Sale

 

 

 

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Yellowbird Concerto:  Movement I     featuring the Chamber Blues String Quartet


Crossroads     featuring the banjo with flugelhorn and cajon

Featuring the Chamber Blues String Quartet, and some of the very finest jazz musicians in Chicago....plus trumpet, flugelhorn, vibes, voices, & percussion.

 

 

New Century Suite


New Century Suite:   Movement I
 
 
 

featuring Blue Note recording artist, Jackie Allen


Chicago Trilogy:  Black
featuring Bela Fleck playing harmony line on banjo

Banjoist and composer Miles has collaborated with some of the world's best musicians here-- Bela Fleck; jazz singer Jackie Allen; plus alto flute, piano and more. 

 

 

 

American Bach


Cello Suite III by JS Bach:  Prelude 
 


Arranged for clawhammer banjo and double bass


Suite for the Americas:  Prelude
Opening to Miles' 5-movement composition

This recording JS Bach’s first and third suites for unaccompanied cello, arranged for clawhammer banjo and double bass.   Others have experimented with Bach, but no banjo player has ever attempted playing entire suites before this.    

 

 

The Magic Banjo


Black Mountain Rag
 

classic fiddle tune arranged for clawhammer banjo


Suite de Schottishes
 
beautiful melody from Brittany 

Using 8 different banjos, including Senegalese Halam and fretless minstrel banjo Miles plays the music from his one-man show entitled "From Senegal to Seeger: Stories of the American Banjo."

 

 

 

Counterpoint

 

The Field Behind The Plow 

banjo harmony with fiddle & accordion


The Medicine Show
 
banjo harmony with jazz flute

Miles’ debut recording features traditional melodies on one banjo, with counterpoint harmony lines on a second banjo.   This double banjo sound is then accompanied by lush instrumentation--accordion, jazz flute, marimba, fiddle and more.