Laurence Bond Miller

Atonal-Bebop Spazz-Jazz Marching-Band Dada-Rock
[2023-up to the here & now]

Influences: Eric Dolphy, 
Don Van Vliet, Charles Ives, Ornette Coleman, Henry Cow, Albert Ayler, Zappa, Marsh Crabbitts


TINN PARROW and his CLAPFOLD PLATUNE



LAURENCE MILLER 
{a.k.a. Tinn Parrow}

Vocals, Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Composer

TIM HOLMES

F-Mezzo Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone

JOHNNY EVANS

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone

ERIC BERNREUTER

Trombone

JOHN WOODFORD

Euphonium

ANDREW CONLIN

Drums


THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET released two 'collections' on Cuneiform Records, both recorded in 1975. The 1st
was released
 in 2021 and the second in 2022 meeting rave reviews. Laurence and twin brother Ben were so
inspired by this that they then 
practiced and recorded 30 other compositions of theirs from those daze,
along with a few other musicians contributing tracks as well. To everyone's joyful astonishment,
Cuneiform Records went ahead and released this 
mammoth batch in July 2023,
under the name MILLER TWINS Early Compositions (1973-76).

Laurence then formed TINN PARROW and his CLAPFOLD PLATUNE to push the vision further.
This small 'big band' ensemble began rehearsing in March 2023, learning
 many of those
same compositions plus 
other reimagined pieces and brand new material as well.

2023/24 Winter Recording Project
Platune bandmates and other fabulous musicians from the Detroit Metro area have
contributed their talents with two CD collections now 
in final production stages.
 
#1 The Making of Bella Rae {quirky popsicle mix}
#2 The Threshold Effect' {atonal spazz dada}
These are reinvented compositions from decades past plus brand new compositions.

 

2024
 
MARCH
 
Wednesday March 6th 7:30pm
Tinn Parrow and his Clapfold Platune
{opening for The Eleventh Hour}
ZIGGY'S
$10.00
206 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197  
Wednesday March 13th 8:00pm
Solo Bb Clarinet w/soundtracks
{and other performing acts}
OZ's MUSIC
'Weird Wednesdaze'
* Tip Jar *
1920 Packard St Ann Arbor MI 48104
 
JUNE
 
Friday June 28th 7:00pm
Tinn Parrow and his Clapfold Platune
{Double Billing w/The Eleventh Hour}
ENTROPY STEREO
$10.00
25908 Six Mile. Redford, MI, 48240
 
JULY
 
Wednesday July 17th 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tinn Parrow and his Clapfold Platune
ZIGGY'S

$10.00
206 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197
 
AUGUST
 

 
SEPTEMBER
 
Friday September 27th THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET 
7:00pm
THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET
Ann Arbor Reunion Concert #1
ZAL GAZ GROTTO CLUB
$10.00
2070 W Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 
Saturday September 28th 7:00pm
THE FOURTH WORLD QUARTET
Detroit Reunion Concert #2
TRINOSOPHES
$10.00
Detroit, MI


OCTOBER

Mini-East Coast Tour TBA
Solo Bolo Bb opening for D-Gen

Thursday or Sunday TBA October 7:00pm
Tinn Parrow and his Clapfold Platune
'Showcase Concert'
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
ZAL GAZ GROTTO CLUB
$10.00
2070 W Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48103

NOVEMBER

Ann Arbor Cable Television Network
7-Tune Music Video Production





2025 Studio Recording
Plans are to record at 
Big Sky Recording to then finish 'overdubs' at Midvale Musique.
A fundraiser will then be conducted to finance an 8-Song 10" EP Release on colored vinyl.




                     



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         Below are fun homemade music videos which Miller produced, many using YouTube footage
             synced 
up to shorter versions of the recordings released on Cuneiform Records in 2022


 








Where it all began!

Ann Arbor's First OZONE PARADE "director's cut"

 
Ann Arbor Public Library Edit Version


Laurence is also engaged with his Alto Clarinet in
THE DETOIT PARTY MARCHING BAND

An ever-evolving collective of 20+ Detroit area musicians devoted to frenetic
revelry, driving jams, and the power of the un-amplified horn blast.

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