Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Premier Guitar

I have a few new pieces up on Premier Guitar's site right now: an interview with Bill Frisell, a lesson on triads, and a piece about flying with guitars featuring Dave Davies, Kaki King, Mary Halvorson, Jeff Parker, and Kevin Hufnagel.

Check em out:

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27132-bill-frisell-made-to-shine

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27170-how-to-use-triads

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27161-a-plane-shame-traveling-on-airlines-with-guitars

Friday, March 2, 2018

Chicago Reader

Peter Margasak wrote about Midtown Tilt in the Chicago Reader in advance of our show on 3/14:

"His sounds conjure emotions stoked by ephemeral sorts of nostalgia. He’s as much a jazz musician as he is a rock player, and though he’s dug into both traditions he’s definitely found his sweet spot leading the instrumental Desertion Trio...Together they forge a soothing hybrid of post-Crazy Horse grind, Ennio Morricone spaghetti-western ambience, and atmosphere-drenched exotica...

The band’s tunefulness and delicate touch—even during its most punishing passages—have a universal profundity that I’ve been unable to resist."

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/philadelphia-guitarist-nick-millevoi-forges-a-warm-organ-stoked-instrumental-rock-sound-infused-with-nostalgia/Content?oid=42261145



Sunday, February 11, 2018

Downbeat Editor's Pick

Midtown Tilt is a Downbeat Editor's Pick and the review is featured on the front page of Downbeat.com for the month, but can be also found by following this link: http://downbeat.com/reviews/detail/midtown-tilt.


"With his Desertion Trio, Millevoi churns over dusty tones reminiscent of a Spaghetti Western soundtrack, if Ennio Morricone chose to spotlight an appreciation for high-minded jazz scaffolding and noodling psych-rock jams." 

Midtown Tilt is also referred to as "highly satisfying."

Here's the review:


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard posted an excellent review of Midtown Tilt by Tyler Wilcox that calls the record, a nonstop instrumental thrill-ride" and describes the music as "a kind of jammed out free jazz psych western noir hybrid, equal parts Crazy Horse and Nels Cline."

Check it out here: https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2018/02/04/nick-millevois-desertion-trio-w-jamie-saft-midtown-tilt/


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer featured a really nice piece about me and Desertion Trio, among other things, in prep for our record release show.

Check it out here: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/this-philly-bands-new-album-was-inspired-by-wildwoods-architecture-20180130.html



Friday, January 26, 2018

MIDTOWN TILT

Midtown Tilt - the new record by Desertion Trio with Jamie Saft - is out now!



Gabriel Jermaine Vanlandingham Dunn at JazzRightNow.com says:

"With an intro that I’d love to sample, or at least juggle in my DJ sets, and a mash-up of Spaghetti Western-influenced guitar, vibrato organ, and choppy but steady rhythm, “Numbers Maker” is one of my favorite compositions of the past year."

https://jazzrightnow.com/2018/01/11/review-nick-millevois-desertion-trio-midtown-tilt-2018/

S. Victor Aaron at SomethingElseReviews.com says:

"Desertion’s combination of Crazy Horse rough edges, surf music, psych blues and Western movie soundtrack leanings is truly a throwback to lyric-less rock of the 60s, even if the styles informing this music might have never been quite blended this way."

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2018/01/18/desertion-trio-jamie-saft-midtown-tilt-2018/

Victor Wooten for Premier Guitar

I interviewed Victor Wooten for Premier Guitar. Victor was really fun to talk to and laid down some pretty inspiring stuff!!!!

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/26575-victor-wooten-speak-your-voice