Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Live In Concert A go-to choice for jazz heavies and arena-level singer-songwriters alike, drummer Allison Miller made time to cultivate her own working band in the past few years. Hear her quartet perform live.

The Checkout: Live

Boom Tic Boom: Live From 92Y TribecaWBGO

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom In Concert

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Drummer Allison Miller, a go-to choice for jazz heavies and arena-level singer-songwriters alike, has made time to cultivate her own working band in the past few years. Boom Tic Boom features some of her favorite female instrumentalists in pianist Myra Melford and violinist Jenny Scheinman, as well as a long-running partner-in-crime in bassist Todd Sickafoose, and it interprets her jaunty tunes with plenty of headroom for any onomatopoeia from her percussion palette. And it's just released a second album — third if you include a live double LP — called No Morphine, No Lilies.

Boom Tic Boom followed the quartet Sexmob onstage at 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City as part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live. WBGO and NPR Music presented a live radio broadcast and online video webcast of both sets. For the full concert archive of this series, visit npr.org/checkoutlive.

Set List

All compositions by Allison Miller unless otherwise indicated.

  • "Pork Belly" [video highlight]
  • "Early Bird"
  • "Speak Eddie"
  • "Waiting"
  • "The Itch"
  • "Once"
  • "The Kitchen" (Melford)
  • "Big And Lovely"
  • "Spotswood Drive" [encore]

Personnel

  • Allison Miller, drums
  • Kirk Knuffke, cornet
  • Myra Melford, piano
  • Todd Sickafoose, bass
  • Rachel Friedman, voice

Credits

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes; Video Director: Stew Nachmias. Recorded May 8, 2013 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y.

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