Accomplished drummer, Mr Graves, like Don Cherry, introduced a lot of ethnic and traditionnal music elements in his play, making him one of the most original drummer of the free jazz movement.
After the decisive 1964 year, he moved from latin jazz to free, playing with Don Pullen and Andrew Cyrille.
He featured extensively in Ayler's formations in 65, 67 and 68, noticably on the remarquable Ayler's Love Cry.
Graves also played an important role in the community as an event organizer.
Has recently been spotted involved with John Zorn.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-08 23:49 UTC.

Legal name: Milford Robert Graves



1965Percussion EnsembleMilford Graves With Sunny Morgan2
1974Dialogue of the DrumsAndrew Cyrille \ Milford Graves1
1977BäbiMilford Graves2
1977Meditation Among UsMilford Graves2
1984Pieces of TimeKenny Clarke, Andrew Cyrille, Milford Graves & Famoudou Don Moye3
1992Real DealDavid Murray & Milford Graves2
1998Grand UnificationMilford Graves1
2000StoriesMilford Graves1
2008Beyond QuantumAnthony Braxton, Milford Graves & William Parker1
2014Space/Time • RedemptionMilford Graves & Bill Laswell1
2020Flow StatesMarshall Allen, Roscoe Mitchell, Milford Graves & Scott Robinson1
2021Sacred CeremoniesWadada Leo Smith With Milford Graves And Bill Laswell1
2021Sacred Ceremonies 3Wadada Leo Smith & Milford Graves1
2023Children of the ForestMilford Graves, Arthur Doyle & Hugh Glover1

Album + Live

1966In Concert at Yale UniversityDon Pullen - Milford Graves2
1967NommoMilford Graves & Don Pullen1
200450th Birthday Celebration, Volume 2Milford Graves & John Zorn1
2014The Stone - April 22, 2014Milford Graves / Bill Laswell1
2022Historic Music Past Tense FutureBrötzmann, Graves, Parker2
2022RedemptionBill Laswell, Milford Graves1

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