Paul Eduard Miller (1902 - 1972) was a journalist and jazz critic. Miller began his writing career in the 1930s at Down Beat, and eventually rose to become one of its contributing editors. From 1939 Miller was also responsible for editing their jazz yearbook. Miller held the position of editor of an associated publication, Music and Rhythm, from November 1940 until August 1941, for which many Down Beat writers contributed. He served as the jazz editor for Esquire from 1944 until 1947 and edited their incredibly popular jazz yearbooks. He also published his own Yearbook of Popular Music in 1943. Miller hosted a radio show called 'This is Jazz' on WXRT-FM in Chicago on Friday and Saturday nights in the late 1940s and early 1950s. On a personal note, Miller had immense respect for Sidney Bechet, a New Orleans jazzman, whom he never missed an opportunity to praise in print and repeatedly named him to his all-star roster in Esquire's Jazz Book. He hosted Bechet for a series of concerts at Kimball Hall in Chicago in 1946 and 1947 and also hosted the musician at his home several times during the 1940s. Miller ambitious work The Best Jazz was never published.

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