The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.
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.
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.”
Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten are continuing their outstanding series of bass webinars with a new Zoom hangout scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at 1pm Eastern, dubbed “Essential Skill-sets for Success.”
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.
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.”
Kirk Whalum has released a new album called “Humanité,” which sees the Grammy-winning saxophonist and vocalist collaborating with artists from around the world. This includes Barry Likumahuwa, Marcus Miller, Jackie Clark, Braylon Lacy, Idy, and Mark Jaimes on bass.
Weekends are great for sitting back and enjoying music. So we’re sharing a nearly two-hour video today from Marcus Miller’s performance at Jazz à la Villette this year. Enjoy!
Jazz|Green just shared the complete performance of Marcus Miller and his band at Estival Jazz Lugano 2019. The set includes tunes from Marcus’s latest album, “Laid Black,” and more.
Marcus Miller’s 2015 album “Afrodeezia” was yet another powerful collection of soulful music and incredible bass playing. Now you can get some of that bass playing in written format with a new release from Bassline Publishing.
Zycopolis TV produced this video from the 2007 North Sea Jazz Cruise, which kicks off with Marcus Miller sharing a great story about how Herbie Hancock’s “Head Hunters” was such a game-changer for him. Then the video shifts between interviews and music with a who’s who list of musicians.
Gerald Veasley’s incredible annual Bass Bootcamp is back for 2019, and this year is promising to be one of the best yet. Bass legend Marcus Miller will be a special guest for the event, while Veasley himself serves as Artistic Director.