Darn That Dream
'Darn That Dream' is a duet album featuring 24 year-old gypsy jazz star Sam Miltich on guitar and 78 year-old jazz veteran Dave Karr on saxophone. On this album, Sam's love of both the Kansas City style of jazz playing and be-bop style pioneered by Charlie Parker is represented. Sam's one-man rhythm section is a perfect foil to Dave's tenor playing. The sparse, intimate atmosphere of the duets emphasizes the collaboration at work in this musical relationship -- and it's a tasty sound, too! Sam Miltich grew up in the woods of northern Minnesota, and at an early age he dedicated himself to the study of gypsy jazz, quickly becoming a master of the technique. With a love of all things jazz, he plays with his band The Clearwater Hot Club through the Upper Midwest and around the world. Dave Karr is a legend in the Twin Cities jazz scene. An accomplished musician and composer, Dave grew up in New York City listening to Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. He moved to the Twin Cities in his twenties and has been contributing to the Minnesota musical community for over fifty years. Sam and Dave's relationship started after Sam heard Dave perform and knew immediately that they had shared musical influences in the great tenor players as Lester Young, Zoot Sims and Stan Getz. The two hit it off musically, and in 2008 Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club released an album featuring Dave Karr -- 'Just You, Just Me.' ------ Sam Miltich is a Fiscal Year 2008 recipient of a Fellowship grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, through an appropriation from the McKnight Foundation.