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  • 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. The body and neck feel as you would expect from this approach. The Maple neck had that full rounded profile associated with J basses, and the Ash wood body... »

  • 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”. “How good does that bass line have to be that I just have to play two notes?”... »

  • Marcus Miller and the Metropole Orkest: Revelation

    Marcus Miller and the Metropole Orkest: Revelation

    We’re celebrating Marcus Miller’s birthday today 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. Happy birthday, Mr. Miller,... »

  • New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

    New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

    Top session bassist Mike Visceglia committed the experience of being a pro bassist to print with his book A View From the Side, which is now available in a new paperback edition. Visceglia, well-known for his work with John Cale and Suzanne Vega, has also played/performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Phoebe... »

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  • 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 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. ”The power of music has no limits,” states Miller. “Through spirituals,... »

  • 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—crisp and cutting with a big fundamental and powerful low... »

  • 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 this interview video: Available in four or five-string versions,... »

  • 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). As that song came... »

  • Marcus Miller Documentary Announced

    Marcus Miller Documentary Announced

    Marcus Miller’s prolific, musically diverse career and his influence are detailed in a documentary to be released digitally in January 2015. Zycopolis, a French firm, produced the documentary, called Marcus, about the electric bassist and multi-instrumentalist (he’s also a keyboardist and clarinetist/bass clarinetist), who has left an indelible mark and several music genres. Miller worked... »