In November 2015, less than one year after diplomatic connections between the United States and Cuba were restored, PARMA Recordings produced the first of its recording projects in Havana. The resulting album, ABRAZO: THE HAVANA SESSIONS, featured masterful Cuban musicians performing the works of several PARMA artists including Timothy Lee Miller, whose Hot Miami Nights was recorded with both feverish brilliance and irreplicable feel.
Miller and the other composers found a deeper, almost transcendental understanding of the music from the Cuban artists, one which defied language. “The pianist isn’t playing what I wrote,” said composer Tim Miller during the sessions. “He’s playing what I wanted.”