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2015 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Marcus Miller

There was a lot of buzz around Marcus Miller this year, starting with his new popular bass made in conjunction with Sire. The news broke at the NAMM show and became the top story tied to the bassist. Our review of one of the models also ranked high. In other gear news, he teamed up with Dunlop for a new line of signature strings.

Marcus also released his new album in 2015, Afrodeezia. Add to that a handful of videos, and Marcus lands at the #4 spot on the 2015 reader favorites list.

Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

Marcus Miller has a new line of signature instruments with Sire Guitars. The series is based on two models – the J-bass inspired V7 and the modern-styled M3 – and aims to create quality instruments at low prices. Miller describes how the series comes about in an interview video…

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass

Sire Guitars’ Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass really caught me off guard, more about that after the details. This instrument is definitely of the Fender-style design. Check out Burke’s review…

Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

During the 2013 Jazz à Vienne show, Marcus Miller took the stage with his band and over just a couple of songs, took the audience for quite a musical ride. In this clip, Marcus starts things off with his solo bass arrangement of “I’ll Be There” (which he recorded on Renaissance)…

Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session

Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session

Dunlop hosted Marcus Miller for a discussion and live performance of his new album, Afrodeezia. The session includes interviews with performances of “Hylife,” “B’s River” and “Son Of Macbeth” in between…

Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live

Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live

How many bass lines get people excited after only two notes? Marcus Miller riled the crowd up at the 2015 North Sea Jazz Festival with an instrumental version of the classic Temptations hit “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”…

Marcus Miller Releases “Afrodeezia”

Marcus Miller Releases “Afrodeezia”

Marcus Miller’s latest album, Afrodeezia, is influenced by the wide variety musical styles that can trace their roots to Africa. The bassist is a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project, and his role with the group affected Afrodeezia

Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

Dunlop’s booth at this year’s NAMM Show was buzzing with the announcement Marcus Miller had joined forces with them to create a signature line of strings. “Starting with our new Super Bright formula, we worked closely with him to develop strings that perfectly complement his sound”…

Marcus Miller and the Metropole Orkest: Revelation

Marcus Miller and the Metropole Orkest: Revelation

We celebrated Marcus Miller’s birthday in June with music from the musical master himself. Here’s Marcus with the Metropole Orkest performing “Revelation”. The song appeared on Marcus’ album Renaissance. As he explains in the video, they open the tune with an intro from a Puccini opera. What a wonderful combo this is…