Eddie Miller

Clarinet, Musical Artist

1911 – 1991

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Who was Eddie Miller?

Edward Raymond Müller was a jazz musician who played tenor saxophone and clarinet born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

His professional career began in New Orleans at 16, with his recording debut occurring in 1930. He worked in Ben Pollack's orchestra and then with Bob Crosby. He stayed with Crosby until the band broke up in 1942. He had his own band for a brief time after that before being drafted. However, he was discharged from the military early because of illness and settled in Los Angeles. After that he worked with Pete Fountain, appeared in most of Crosby's reunions, and did club work. Eddie also played with trumpeter Al Hirt.

Miller was also a songwriter, with his best-known song being "Slow Mood," later known as "Lazy Mood" after Johnny Mercer noticed the tune and composed lyrics. Miller was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Born
Jun 23, 1911
New Orleans
Died
Apr 8, 1991
Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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