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Milford Graves (b. Queens, NY, August 20, 1941) is an American-born jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet.

Graves has worked with a variety of established jazz musicians throughout his career, including Don Pullen, Eddie Gomez, Kaoru Abe, Andrew Cyrille, Rashied Ali, Kenny Clarke, Don Moye, Philly Joe Jones,…

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  • This guy is incredible
  • Fantastic music.
  • Stories is unique and good.
  • Yeah! I saw Mssr. Graves perform a solo set at the Empty Bottle in Chicago several years ago...it was was intriguing, impressive, and awe-inspiring all at once; what a powerful and vital contribution to the ages!

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