2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #8: Marcus Miller
Marcus Miller is a mainstay on the annual No Treble reader favorites list, and 2011 is no exception.
We teamed up with Marcus, Concord Music Group and DR Strings for a Marcus-focused mega contest in February (note: the contest ended in March, 2011), including a cool video with Marcus we shot during the 2011 NAMM show.
To close out the year, we got some more good news from the bassist: he’s working on a new album.
Plus, the always awesome, always popular videos by the bass legend… which make up the top five Marcus features below.
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2011 Top 5 Most Viewed Marcus Miller-Focused Features:
Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience…
During a recording of David Sanborn and Friends Super Session in 1998, Marcus Miller (the program’s musical director) showcased his take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”.
This is incredible! Bassist Robin Koerts took Marcus Miller‘s video performance of “Scoop” and mixed it with Dennis Chambers’ video performance of “The Fatback Groove”. The only thing better would be if they actually performed this together.
Here’s Marcus Miller and band performing the tune “Bruce Lee” live in 2005 at the Jazz a Juan Festival in France. Miller is backed by long time drummer Poogie Bell, as well as bassist Doug Epting, who performs on bass and samples.
Here’s a groovin’ live version of “Run for Cover”, featuring Marcus Miller along with Hiram Bullock, along with Kenny Garrett, Poogie Bell and Patches Stewart.