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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”.

2015 Reader Favorites – #4: Marcus Miller
2015 Reader Favorites

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 with Dunlop for a new...

Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available
Sheet Music & Instruction

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 notes are featured as well,...

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

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 a 1986 Miles Davis Octet...

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

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 of styles. If you or...

Gear Review: Sire Guitars Marcus Miller V7 5-String Bass
Gear Reviews

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 felt familiar. What catches the...

Marcus Miller: Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Live
Bass Videos

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?” Miller jokes. The bass legend...