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2021 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Marcus Miller
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2021 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Marcus Miller

No surprise, Marcus Miller is another bassist who routinely lands on the annual Reader Favorite Bassists lists here. Thanks to some amazing videos (and other news), Marcus lands at the #2 spot.

Marcus Miller with Kinga Glyk: Blast
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Marcus Miller with Kinga Glyk: Blast

We’ve featured videos by Kinga Glyk for over five years now. We’ve always been impressed. We weren’t alone. Here’s a great clip from 2018 of Kinga sitting in with Marcus Miller and his band performing “Blast” live.

Marcus Miller Band: “Panther” (and More) – Live
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Marcus Miller Band: “Panther” (and More) – Live

Today, we have a cool vid featuring master bassist Marcus Miller. It’s a treat to see the OG band! They start off with “Panther”, then Marcus puts down the Fender Jazz and picks up a 5-string Sadowsky for another breathtaking performance.

Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Joni Mitchell: “Cantaloupe Island” and “River”
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Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Joni Mitchell: “Cantaloupe Island” and “River”

Recorded in 2008 in Los Angeles, here’s Herbie Hancock, Bob Sheppard, Marcus Miller, Lionel Loueke, and Vinnie Colaiuta performing “Cantaloupe Island” and “River”. Joni Mitchell took the stage for the second song, and Marcus switched to double bass.

Clarke, Miller, and Wooten Reunite for Bass/Nature – Europe
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Clarke, Miller, and Wooten Reunite for Bass/Nature – Europe

Victor Wooten has been continuing his Bass and Nature camps this year in a virtual setting. He also dropped the bombshell that the event will bring S.M.V. – the bass hero trio of Wooten, Stanley Clarke, and Marcus Miller – back together.

Marcus Miller: Unlocking the Bass Guitar
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Marcus Miller: Unlocking the Bass Guitar

Marcus Miller is back with another video, and this time he sits down with Mitch Gallagher at Sweetwater. Whenever I see a new Marcus video, I get excited. This video is no different.

Marcus Miller and Friends: Smooth Jazz Cruise on Saturday Night Performance
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Marcus Miller and Friends: Smooth Jazz Cruise on Saturday Night Performance

Marcus Miller and the gang at the Smooth Jazz Cruise have teamed up to bring us another jam-packed concert with more legends. Check it out and turn it up loud!

Marcus Miller on Larry Graham: Finding the Funk
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Marcus Miller on Larry Graham: Finding the Funk

Our friends at Bart Funk Bass shared this great excerpt from the 2013 “Finding The Funk” documentary film. In this clip, Marcus Miller shares his thoughts on the work and influence of the great Larry Graham.

Sanborn Sessions – Remote Session 4: Marcus Miller
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Sanborn Sessions – Remote Session 4: Marcus Miller

David Sanborn and Marcus Miller go way back. So it was cool to see Marcus take part in the Sanborn Sessions for this remote session. In this clip, the group takes on Marcus’s tune, “Detroit”.

Marcus Miller: Billboard Live Tokyo Show Warmup
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Marcus Miller: Billboard Live Tokyo Show Warmup

We can’t get enough of Marcus Miller. He truly is the total package. In this 2012 clip, Marcus is seen here warming up before a performance in Japan. I’ve always wanted to know what Marcus plays to warm up, and this is perfect.

George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends
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George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends

Marcus Miller with an all-star cast of musicians? YES, PLEASE!! Marcus has teamed up with the Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring the “Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends” concert series. In this video, they jam with the legendary George Benson.

Sire Guitars Unveils P5 and D5 Passive Bass Models
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Sire Guitars Unveils P5 and D5 Passive Bass Models

Sire Guitars is expanding their line of Marcus Miller basses this year with two new models, the P5 and the D5. Built upon the bass master’s preferences, both designs share some key features.