bfas (blood from a stone) and sea.pOOl are collaborations between judd miller and roger swallow.
sheRifff is a collaboration between vocalist/writer leiana miller and top jazz instrumentalists. Primarily providing soundtrack material but with internet downloads available.
judd miller is a renowned, leading exponent of the EVI (electronic valve instrument).
His expertise on the instrument and his superlative sound design from his enormous,
self-created sound design library has him as first call, and one of the most popular
musicians, for top run movie scores. He can be found around the world working on movies
and recordings with top composers and orchestras London with the London Philharmonic,
New York, Berlin, and of course his native Los Angeles. His work with composers Maurice
Jarre, Stewart Copeland, Joel McNeely, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, John Williams,
James Horner, etc., can be heard on countless, well-known movie soundtracks. Most recently,
Judd was the Sound Designer & principal musician for composer Joel McNeely on James
Cameron's acclaimed sci-fi hit "Dark Angel", and was a featured soloist on the Danny
Elfman "Planet of the Apes" soundtrack and McNeely's "Peter Pan" movie! Currently, with
McNeely, he is completing the ambient sound design for James Cameron s IMAX documentary
on the Titanic: Ghosts of the Abyss .
His programming and sound design skills are also well known in the jazz world including ongoing collaborations with such artists as the Yellowjackets, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza, David Goldblatt and many, many more. Most recently, he is featured on Charlie Haden's new recording alongside, Brad Meldau, Michael Brecker and Brian Blade. Vince Mendoza also contributed a couple of arrangments.
His ability to create a searching, beautiful ambience and his knowledge of the form is unparalleled.
roger swallow is the founder of Los Angeles based chu recordswlo music, a division of his
swlo inc, and is an electronic musician and programmer, drummer/percussionist, guitarist, and
songwriter/lyricist. swlo inc also develops and manages real estate and other business enterprises
while providing creative and production support for various entertainment projects and artists,
including documentaries through their swlo productions division.
He has 4 decades of experience with electronicia. Including collaborative efforts with Florida's musician-laureate Jack Tamul, a renowned electronic synthesist, then, he played electronic percussion with the legendary Los Angeles band -- Jules (Shear) & The Polar Bears, and now ambient studio group bFas (blood from a stone) with sound designer and EVI master Judd Miller.
As a drummer/percussionist Swallow is perhaps most well known in the British traditional arena, playing and collaborating with such artists as Albion Country Band, Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Musica Resavarta, Robin Williamson, Norma Waterson. His credits as a percussionist also include such artists as Leon Russell & Rickie Lee Jones. As a lyricist/songwriter, Swallow has had solo recordings and chart successes in the UK & Europe with top producer Stephen Hague's projects. Hague, a colleague from the 'Polar Bear' days, is also co-owner with Swallow in London's famous Manna Vegetarian Restaurant. They also collaborate in their 'Blue Panda' enterprises, including real estate, recording studio, publishing, management & music production. His current projects are writing for and producing his own soundtrack project sheRifff with various Los Angles jazz mucisians and vocalists and the latest collection from bFas.
david goldblatt - In the works! A new series of impressionistic piano works from one of
the great jazz pianists of our time. Watch this space.