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Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters Featuring Marcus Miller: Hang Up Your Hang Ups
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Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters Featuring Marcus Miller: Hang Up Your Hang Ups

My pal Seth introduced me to this song a few years ago, and for some reason it always makes me think of New York City. We featured this song with Paul Jackson before, but this version is taken from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters 2005 tour with Marcus Miller holding down the low end. Marcus takes a solo starting around the 5:30...

2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Marcus Miller
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2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Marcus Miller

It just wouldn’t be a top 10 list without the great Marcus Miller. A combo of stories and videos landed Marcus on the #3 spot, and none of them cooler than the work he did in support of the UNESCO Project. I was seriously eyeballing some of the basses in that sale. Of course, Marcus’ videos helped a lot too,...

Marcus Miller with Kazumi Watanabe: Live at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2010
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Marcus Miller with Kazumi Watanabe: Live at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2010

Marcus Miller recently shared a series of videos of his performance with Kazumi Watanabe during the 2010 Tokyo Jazz Festival. So many great ones out to watch, but in this one, Marcus makes his fretless sing. The band also includes Omar Hakim on drums, Warren Bernhardt on keyboards and Mike Manieri on vibes.

Herbie Hancock with Marcus Miller: Actual Proof (Live)
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Herbie Hancock with Marcus Miller: Actual Proof (Live)

In 2005, Herbie Hancock took the stage at Tokyo Jazz with a special Headhunters line up that featured Marcus Miller on bass. The band also included Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Munyungo Jackson on percussion, Lionel Loueke on guitar and vocals and Wah Wah Watson on guitar. Here they are performing the tune “Actual Proof”. Marcus...

Marcus Miller: Live at Java Jazz Festival 2013 (Complete Performance)
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Marcus Miller: Live at Java Jazz Festival 2013 (Complete Performance)

What a treat this one is. The folks who run the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival have shared Marcus Miller’s entire performance from the 2013 Jazz Festival. The festival took place in March in Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia. The band – which also includes Louis Cato on drums, Kris Bowers on keyboards, Alex Han on saxophone, Lee Hogans on trumpet and...

Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance
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Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

Today is Marcus Miller’s birthday, and so we’re celebrating with some solo bass music by the man himself. Here’s Marcus performing “Detroit” and the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS.

Marcus Miller Selling Personal Basses For UNESCO Project
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Marcus Miller Selling Personal Basses For UNESCO Project

Just when you thought Marcus Miller couldn’t get any cooler, he tops himself. The legendary bassist was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace last month, and is now selling off several of his personal basses to help fund a special project with the organization. “Several years ago I decided against using my primary bass on tour,” Miller explained on his...

Marcus Miller Band: “Blast” Live
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Marcus Miller Band: “Blast” Live

The 2012 Jazz Week Burghausen featured six days of performances by a variety of groups, including Marcus Miller with his band. The band was on their spring tour in Europe. Here’s a clip from their performance of the tune “Blast”, from Marcus’ A Night in Monte Carlo. Marcus and drummer Louis Cato really lock it in on this one.

Marcus Miller and Alex Han vs. Joe’s “Claptrap”, Live on Rai Radio
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Marcus Miller and Alex Han vs. Joe’s “Claptrap”, Live on Rai Radio

Here’s an outstanding video of Marcus Miller and saxophonist Alex Han going to town on a beat given to them by a DJ on Italy’s Rai Radio. Miller shared the story on his Facebook page recently while in the studio. “Been in the studio with Alex Han for the past couple weeks working on his album,” Miller said. “Here’s some...

Legends, with Marcus Miller: “Put It Where You Want It” (1997)
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Legends, with Marcus Miller: “Put It Where You Want It” (1997)

Sweetness. Drummerworld shared this video featuring a great combo with Marcus Miller and Steve Gadd holding it down on “Put It Where You Want It” back in 1997. The group also includes Eric Clapton, Joe Sample and David Sanborn. The performance took place as part of Legends Live at Montreux, recorded in Switzerland in 1997.

Marcus Miller Kicking Off New Radio Show
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Marcus Miller Kicking Off New Radio Show

Tomorrow marks a new milestone for Marcus Miller. The bassist is hosting a new weekly radio show on SiriusXM’s Real Jazz, where he will feature acoustic and electric jazz as well as “anecdotes about the many stars with whom he’s worked intimately including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn and his long time writing partner, the late Luther Vandross.” “Miller...

2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #1: Marcus Miller
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2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #1: Marcus Miller

This is the third straight year (out of three) that Marcus Miller has made our top ten reader favorites list. But this is the first time he’s been #1. This was a big year for Marcus with plenty of highs. None was likely higher than the release of Renaissance, an album we consider one of his all-time best, which says...