"Feathers of Ma’at is the latest step in my musical and mystical journey. The title refers to the eagle-winged Egyptian goddess Ma’at, who is the embodiment of truth, order, balance, law, and justice. In hieroglyphic art, Ma’at is shown at the moment when the soul of the deceased is weighed against the feather of truth to determine whether the soul is worthy of continuing into the afterlife. To me, Ma’at’s feathers represent the hope that the karmic laws of the universe will eventually resolve all imbalance and injustice.
Jazz can often seem like a music of the moment, with its constant experimentation and split-second decision-making. But there is also a deep order to it, and connections with larger forces. I find creative, spiritual, and emotional sustenance in that interplay, and hope it is reflected in this album." -Ben Miller
released June 30, 2023
All songs are composed by Ben Miller and feature Ben Miller on piano (Fender Rhodes on "Ennead"), Taru Alexander on drums, and Joseph Lepore on bass.
Tracks 1-8 were recorded by Tom Tedesco at Tedesco Studios on February 6-7, 2022 and mixed and mastered by Logan McKinney at Small Cove Productions. Track 9 was recorded on December 14, 2019, by Ben Miller at Manhattan School of Music and engineered by Ben Miller at Third Motion Studios.
Cover art by Jonathan Miller. Cover photo by Skylar Marks.
Engineer: Tom Tedesco
Mixer: Logan McKinney
Master: Logan McKinney
Producer: Benjamin Miller
Album design: Jonathan Miller