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Genres  Jazz
Occupation(s)  Drummer
Name  Butch Miles

Instruments  Drum set
Role  Drummer
Years active  Late 1960s—present
Butch Miles THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA featuring BUTCH MILES
Birth name  Charles J. Thorton, Jr.
Born  July 4, 1944 (age 71) (1944-07-04)
Education  West Virginia State University
Similar People  Warren Vache, Milt Hinton, Howard Alden, Bob Wilber, Buddy DeFranco

Associated acts  Count Basie Orchestra
Music group  Count Basie Orchestra

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Butch Miles (born Charles J. Thorton, Jr. on July 4, 1944 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American jazz drummer. He has played with the Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra, among others.

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Miles, who cites Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, and Jo Jones as favorite drummers, began playing snare drum at the age of nine and majored in music at West Virginia State University(1962–66). After receiving his degree, he went on tour with the Iris Bell Trio. Miles was with the Count Basie Orchestra from 1975 to 1979 and returned for ten years from 1997 to 2007, and leader of the group Jazz Express in the 1980s and 1990s. He has also performed at the Newport and Montreux Jazz Festivals.

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Butch Miles is a member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2011 class of inductees. He is currently a professor in the School of Music at Texas State University-San Marcos.

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In the first week of March 2014 Butch was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which has no treatment other than a lung transplant. On July 29, 2014 he received a lung transplant and went into a period of recovery at his home in Buda, TX.

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Selected discography

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  • Straight on Till Morning (2003)
  • Cookin' (1995)
  • Back Home (Dave Brubeck Quartet - featuring Jerry Bergonzi, Chris Brubeck and Butch Miles - Concord Jazz, 1979)
  • Live Montreux '77 (Count Basie Big Band) (1977)

  • Butch Miles Fundraiser for Legendary Drummer Butch Miles Seeking Lung Transplant
    Butch Miles Capital Jazz Orchestras Tribute to Count Basie featuring Basie

    References

    Butch Miles Wikipedia


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