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  • Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

    Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

    Back in April, Marcus Miller and his band took the stage at Olympia Hall (L’Olympia) in Paris. Among the tunes they performed were “Tutu” and “Blast”. Thankfully, cameras were rolling. »

  • Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller

    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. Mega Nova will make their debut during a one-off concert at the Hollywood Bowl... »

  • Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    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, is now open for pre-order and will be shipping on April 30th. Available in four and five-string versions, the M7 has a modern body... »

  • Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

    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!” The band includes the late Jeff Healey on vocals and guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, Dr. John on... »

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

    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. »

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

    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, on the tune... »

  • 2015 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller

    2015 Reader Favorites – #4: 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... »

  • Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

    Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

    If you’ve been aching to play some tracks from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, Stuart Clayton’s Bassline Publishing has just released the book Marcus Miller – Highlights from Renaissance. The 106-page book collects five pieces from the album, including “Detroit,” “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Cee-Tee-Eye,” with transcriptions written in standard notation and tablature. Extensive performance... »

  • Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

    Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

    Lovers of the Warner Bros. era of jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis’ career, which began in the mid-1980s, can delight in a definitive 8-CD box set called The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years. The of remastered music covers the Tutu, Amandla and Doo-Bop albums, and the Dingo and Siesta soundtracks. The set also includes... »

  • From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    The bass is an incredible instrument. It’s never too late to start playing and there’s always something to learn for those who have already started. But sometimes we hit ruts in our growth that will wear us down. That’s why we’ve compiled advice for up-and-comers from ten of the world’s foremost bassists across a variety... »