Miller, Bernard 'Bernie' 22.sep.1919-28.jan.1946 USA, Washington DC - Washington DC
jewish pianist, 1920 residing with his parents at 37 16th Street in Washington DC, 1930 at 584 8th Street, 1935-1940 as musician and clerk at his fathers grocery shop residing with his parents at 1327 Taylor Street, 29.aug.1939 he returned from Le Havre France from a visit to Europe, probably for musical study although by 1940 his only finished education had been 4 years High School, 1941 he was active as musician and music teacher in Washington DC, 3.mar.1941 he was enlisted in military service at Baltimore Maryland, the cause of his early death at the age of 26 remains a mistery but may have been related to his military service (the lack of a death notice or obituary may also indicate a suicide), and the reason why his copyrights were transferred to his wife even before his death and why copyrights were renewed to his name in 1973 is remarkable but may have been simply administrative and heir issues ; son of grocery retailer Max Miller (Poland 1886-) and Lena (Poland 1890-) ; after 1941 he married Ruby Bodankin (Washington DC 30.may.1923-16.dec.1996 Maryland, Silver Spring) stepdaughter of Morris and Lillian Engle

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[J] Bernie's tune. 1945 or earlier
music Bernie Miller (Bernard Miller)
according to Thom Jurek, writer for All Music Guide, the Brew Moore CD "The Kerouac Connection" includes "Bernie's tune" recorded for Canadian television with Paul Bley on piano in 1950
first recording of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Los Angeles 16 Aug 1952. Pacific Jazz 601
copyright on the music and publication Skyview Music Corp. 10sep1953
words Mike Stoller and Jerry Lieber 1954
copyright on the lyrics Atlantic Music Corp., New York 21jan1955
Gerry Mulligan bt-sax, Art Farmer trumpet, Bill Crow bass, Dave Bailey drums. Newport 1958. Phontastic 8814

[] Bernie's tune
composed by Bernie Miller (Bernard Miller)
arr. by Gerry Mulligan
pub Skyview Music Corp., New York City, sole selling agents: Criterion Music Corp.
copyright on the arrangement Atlantic Music Corp. 22jun1954

[] Loaded
music Bernard Miller (Bernie Miller)
unpublished, copyright Herman Lubinsky, Newark, New Jersey 30dec1945
copyright transferred to Rubie Miller, Washington, D. C. 8jan1946
copyright renewal Bernard Miller 9oct1973

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