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2016 Reader Favorites – #2: 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

News of Marcus Miller joining the super group Mega Nova with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Cindy Blackman Santana was one of the top stories on No Treble this year.

Marcus was also in the news with the release of the new Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series of basses.

Add to that some sweet videos featuring Marcus, and it is easy to see why he once again makes the Reader Favorites list.

Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller

1. Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller

Carlos Santana has formed a new jazz-rock supergroup called Mega Nova, and it promises to be incredible. The legendary guitarist has recruited an equally legendary band including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and bassist Marcus Miller…

Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

2. Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

Sire Guitars has teamed up with Marcus Miller once again to introduce the Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series. The dual humbucker design, which has been in the works for some time, became available on April 30th…

Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

3. Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

Ian Pettersson has sent us a handful of great videos, and he just sent us another. “An old one, but I hadn’t seen it before,” Ian said. “Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller ripping it up. Awesome performance!”

Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample: Suggestions

4. Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample: Suggestions

Mark Egan recently shared a clip of Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample in a live performance at Montreux in 1997. That got me digging, and I found this gem from the performance. Marcus is laying down some sweet lines on fretless and trading licks with Clapton…

Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

5. Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

Here’s another great clip shared by Rick Suchow. This is Miles Davis’ We Want Miles band performing “Fat Time” live at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London in 1982. The band features Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Stern on guitar, Bill Evans on sax, Al Foster on drums and Mino Cinelu on percussion…