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  • New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

    New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

    Top session bassist Mike Visceglia committed the experience of being a pro bassist to print with his book A View From the Side, which is now available in a new paperback edition. Visceglia, well-known for his work with John Cale and Suzanne Vega, has also played/performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Phoebe... »

  • Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session

    Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session

    Dunlop hosted Marcus Miller for a discussion and live performance of his new album, Afrodeezia. The session includes interviews with performances of “Hylife,” “B’s River” and “Son Of Macbeth” in between. »

  • Marcus Miller Releases “Afrodeezia”

    Marcus Miller Releases “Afrodeezia”

    Marcus Miller’s latest album, Afrodeezia, is influenced by the wide variety musical styles that can trace their roots to Africa. The bassist is a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project, and his role with the group affected Afrodeezia. ”The power of music has no limits,” states Miller. “Through spirituals,... »

  • Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

    Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

    Dunlop’s booth at this year’s NAMM Show was buzzing with the announcement Marcus Miller had joined forces with them to create a signature line of strings. “Starting with our new Super Bright formula, we worked closely with him to develop strings that perfectly complement his sound—crisp and cutting with a big fundamental and powerful low... »

  • Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

    Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

    Marcus Miller has a new line of signature instruments with Sire Guitars. The series is based on two models – the J-bass inspired V7 and the modern-styled M3 – and aims to create quality instruments at low prices. Miller describes how the series comes about in this interview video: Available in four or five-string versions,... »

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  • Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

    Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together

    During the 2013 Jazz à Vienne show, Marcus Miller took the stage with his band and over just a couple of songs, took the audience for quite a musical ride. In this clip, Marcus starts things off with his solo bass arrangement of “I’ll Be There” (which he recorded on Renaissance). As that song came... »

  • Marcus Miller Documentary Announced

    Marcus Miller Documentary Announced

    Marcus Miller’s prolific, musically diverse career and his influence are detailed in a documentary to be released digitally in January 2015. Zycopolis, a French firm, produced the documentary, called Marcus, about the electric bassist and multi-instrumentalist (he’s also a keyboardist and clarinetist/bass clarinetist), who has left an indelible mark and several music genres. Miller worked... »

  • Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”

    Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”

    “Cee-Tee-Eye” is from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, recorded to feature the new band Marcus assembled for the Tutu Revisited tour, which was a celebration of the Miles Davis album from the mid-80’s Miller contributed heavily to. The title for “Cee-Tee-Eye” is a nod to the various albums released on the CTI Records label, which... »

  • Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live

    Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live

    Today is Marcus Miller’s birthday, and we’re celebrating by listening to all kinds of music with Marcus (of which, there’s a lot to choose from). Here’s an epic video of Marcus with his band performing Miles Davis’ “Jean Pierre” at North Sea Jazz in 2011. It starts out with such a fantastic groove and starts... »

  • Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock took the stage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival in 2005 with a version of the Headhunters which included bassist Marcus Miller. Here the group performs “Butterfly”, which appeared on Hancock’s 1974 album Thrust. Marcus starts things off on bass clarinet before picking up his bass. And at that point, things get extra groovy.... »