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Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros
Interviews

Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. That means it’s just about time to pack up the van and take your jams on the road. Before you start pounding the pavement, it’s probably a good idea to take a few notes on what to expect and what to be prepared for on the road. Gear malfunctions, lack...

Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo
Bass Videos

Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

After getting the ability to groove under their fingers, many bassists struggle to learn how to take a solo. Luckily one of the greatest bassists ever is here to give you some tips. Marcus Miller sat down to make this video lesson for the Montreux Jazz Academy, which is affiliated with the annual jazz festival. From drawing to inspiration to...

Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session
Bass Videos

Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

The world lost another music icon this weekend with the passing of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. His distinct voice and style were adored by many, and his dedication to his art inspired, even more, musicians. Bass legend Marcus Miller shared this video of Jarreau’s 1994 “Tenderness” live in the studio session on Facebook in memory of the singer. “I can’t...

2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller
2016 Reader Favorites

2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

News of Marcus Miller joining the super group Mega Nova with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Cindy Blackman Santana was one of the top stories on No Treble this year. Marcus was also in the news with the release of the new Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series of basses. Add to that some sweet videos featuring Marcus, and...

Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing
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Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from the world’s top bass players...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller
Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

It has been a lot of fun to watch the development of Stuart Clayton’s new edition of Giants of Bass (releasing in March, 2017). In this edition, Stuart takes on the style of Marcus Miller.

Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)
Bass Videos

Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

Back in April, Marcus Miller and his band took the stage at Olympia Hall (L’Olympia) in Paris. Among the tunes they performed were “Tutu” and “Blast”. Thankfully, cameras were rolling.

Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller
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Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller

Carlos Santana has formed a new jazz-rock supergroup called Mega Nova, and it promises to be incredible. The legendary guitarist has recruited an equally legendary band including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and bassist Marcus Miller. Mega Nova will make their debut during a one-off concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California on...

Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series
Basses

Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

Sire Guitars has teamed up with Marcus Miller once again to introduce the Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series. The dual humbucker design, which has been in the works for some time, is now open for pre-order and will be shipping on April 30th. Available in four and five-string versions, the M7 has a modern body shape made of either alder...

Jeff Healey with Marcus Miller: See The Light
Bass Videos

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 piano and Omar Hakim on...

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

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
Bass Videos

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 “Suggestions”.