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  • Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

    Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light

    Ian Pettersson has sent us a handful of great videos, and he just sent us another. “An old one, but I hadn’t seen it before,” Ian said. “Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller ripping it up. Awesome performance!” The band includes the late Jeff Healey on vocals and guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, Dr. John on... »

  • Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

    Miles Davis with Marcus Miller: “Fat Time” Live (1982)

    Here’s another great clip shared by Rick Suchow. This is Miles Davis’ “We Want Miles” band performing “Fat Time” live at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London in 1982. The band features Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Stern on guitar, Bill Evans on sax, Al Foster on drums and Mino Cinelu on percussion. »

  • Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample: Suggestions

    Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample: Suggestions

    Mark Egan recently shared a clip of Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd and Joe Sample in a live performance at Montreux in 1997. That got me digging, and I found this gem from the performance. Marcus is laying down some sweet lines on fretless and trading licks with Clapton, on the tune... »

  • 2015 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller

    2015 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller

    There was a lot of buzz around Marcus Miller this year, starting with his new popular bass made in conjunction with Sire. The news broke at the NAMM show and became the top story tied to the bassist. Our review of one of the models also ranked high. In other gear news, he teamed up... »

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  • Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

    Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

    If you’ve been aching to play some tracks from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, Stuart Clayton’s Bassline Publishing has just released the book Marcus Miller – Highlights from Renaissance. The 106-page book collects five pieces from the album, including “Detroit,” “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Cee-Tee-Eye,” with transcriptions written in standard notation and tablature. Extensive performance... »

  • Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

    Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

    Lovers of the Warner Bros. era of jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis’ career, which began in the mid-1980s, can delight in a definitive 8-CD box set called The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years. The of remastered music covers the Tutu, Amandla and Doo-Bop albums, and the Dingo and Siesta soundtracks. The set also includes... »

  • From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    The bass is an incredible instrument. It’s never too late to start playing and there’s always something to learn for those who have already started. But sometimes we hit ruts in our growth that will wear us down. That’s why we’ve compiled advice for up-and-comers from ten of the world’s foremost bassists across a variety... »

  • 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,... »