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Marcus Miller and the Metropole Orkest: Revelation
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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, and thanks for all the...

New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released
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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 Snow and Bette Midler. The...

Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session
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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”
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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, jazz and soul we were...

Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings
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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 end,” the company shared. Miller...

Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses
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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.

Marcus Miller Band: I’ll Be There / Come Together
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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 to an end, he jumped...

Marcus Miller Documentary Announced
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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 with the late jazz legend...

Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”
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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 were influential not only to...

Marcus Miller Band: “Jean Pierre” Live
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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 building, with quotes from Prince’s...