THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET

[1975]

Avant Garde Neo Classical Jazz

There were two versions of THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET, both with an odd mix of free form jazz
and notated contemporary music. 
The first quartet formed if not gradually in the fall of 1974
with brother Roger Clark Miller on piano. 
This original version was more classical leaning,

blooming in full fruition by Feb 75. The band folded in April, as Roger left the group. 

The 2nd quartet formed later that month with our music teacher Denman Maroney

as new pianist and fellow composer. This incarnation was more jazz-leaning.


Both ensembles recorded a full body of original material during their short life spans.
These recordings were, surprisingly, released 45 years later on CUNEIFORM RECORDS.
Both collections met with rave reviews much to all our astonishment.



THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET
"1975"


[ Released June 2021 ]


"...the result is a music that defies categorization but effortlessly bridges musical worlds
that normally occupy very different cultural spaces, creating a chamber music
that is as radical in 2022 as it was in 1975..."
 






THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET
"Grand Bland Vapid Rapids"
[ Slated for Release September 2022 ]




THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET (below) performing at Grand Rapid's Thomas Jefferson College
"end of the year" Outdoor Party June 1975. Needless to say, the kids were stumped...


BENJAMIN MILLER: Alto Sax        JACK WATERSTONE: Alto Sax

 LAURENCE MILLER: Bass Clarinet      DENMAN MARONEY: Piano (
inside the piano)


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