2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #9: 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 is no stranger to the annual “Reader Favorite Bassists” list. This year, Marcus made the list thanks to some incredible videos, his work with Sire, and his participation in Nick Wells’s Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11.
The NAMM Show kicked off the right way with Marcus Miller’s “Bass to Bass Marcus” event last night. Here’s a clip of Marcus, Jason Leopold, and Federico Malaman on an all-bass version of “What’s Going On.”
Artists from around the world celebrated International Jazz Day 2020 the only way we can right now, with individual broadcasts from their homes and studios. Marcus Miller participated with a song he’s been working on, entitled “Havana.”
Sire is launching several new models for June including the new P10, which they describe as the higher version of their P7 model. “Just like the V10, the P10 has a roasted flame maple neck, giving you a high-end feel and sound,” the company says.
While many of us would be gearing up for NAMM this time of year, things took a turn. Let’s revisit a clip from NAMM 2020, where we see Marcus Miller and Hadrien Feraud go off! This was definitely one of my favorite NAMM moments.
Filmmaker Nick Wells has announced the followup to his popular bass documentary, “Beneath The Bass Line.” The sequel, “Turned Up To 11,” dives into some of the more outrageous gig stories and “Spinal Tap” moments from the world’s best bassists.