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2017 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 the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller is an annual favorite on No Treble and this year, he lands at the #4 slot. News of Sire’s Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses was a huge hit, as were the various videos we shared my Marcus over 2017.

Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

1. Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

The popular Marcus Miller line of basses by Sire Guitars is growing this year with two new models: the P7 and the V9. The P7 is the company’s first P-style bass, while the V9 adds a solid maple top and quilted veneer to the V7 model…

Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

2. Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

After getting the ability to groove under their fingers, many bassists struggle to learn how to take a solo. Luckily one of the greatest bassists ever is here to give you some tips. Marcus Miller sat down to make this video lesson for the Montreux Jazz Academy….

Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

3. Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

The world lost another music icon in 2017 with the passing of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. His distinct voice and style were adored by many, and his dedication to his art inspired, even more, musicians. Marcus shared this video of Jarreau’s 1994 “Tenderness” live in the studio session on Facebook in memory of the singer…

Marcus Miller Band: Frankenstein (Live)

4. Marcus Miller Band: Frankenstein (Live)

Here’s a clip from a 2005 performance by Marcus Miller and his band performing Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein.” Marcus (as always) lays down one solid groove, and there are just a ton of burning solos throughout…

Marcus Miller: Hylife (Live)

5. Marcus Miller: Hylife (Live)

Zycopolis TV just shared a video of Marcus Miller and his band performing in Olympia in 2016. Here’s the band playing “Hylife” from the concert – a tune from Miller’s album, Afrodeezia

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