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Marcus Miller Injured in Tour Bus Crash
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Marcus Miller Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Bass icon Marcus Miller was injured in a crash early Sunday morning in Switzerland after his tour bus tipped over on the A2 highway. The bus driver was killed, while Miller and 11 other passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Police say the cause of the accident is still unclear. Miller’s manager Bibi Green issued an update on...

Marcus Miller: “Detroit” Live at Jazz in Marciac
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Marcus Miller: “Detroit” Live at Jazz in Marciac

Get ready for around 10 minutes of musical (and bass) awesomeness. Here’s Marcus Miller and his band performing “Detroit” at Jazz in Marciac last month. The solo break that starts around the 3 minute mark is just killer.

DunlopTV: The Marcus Miller Interview
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DunlopTV: The Marcus Miller Interview

Here’s a cool interview that DunlopTV did with Marcus Miller backstage at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. After speaking on his career a bit, Miller talks about getting his sound. The chat offers some nice insight into the bassist’s newfound use of effects and his approach to using them.

Marcus Miller, George Duke and David Sanborn: “Blast”, Live
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Marcus Miller, George Duke and David Sanborn: “Blast”, Live

What a treat this one is… Marcus Miller performs “Blast” – a tune from his A Night in Monte Carlo album – along with George Duke and David Sanborn. This performance took place at the 2011 Tokyo Jazz Festival. This is what happens when musical giants get together. [Check out our review of A Night in Monte Carlo after the...

Marcus Miller Band: “Slippin’ Into Darkness”, Live at the Thanks Jimi Festival
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Marcus Miller Band: “Slippin’ Into Darkness”, Live at the Thanks Jimi Festival

Earlier this year, Marcus Miller and his band took part in the Thanks Jimi Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Here’s one of the best fan-shot videos I’ve ever seen, capturing the band in their performance of WAR’s 1971 tune, “Slippin’ Into Darkness”. And it is awesome. This tune made it to Marcus’ recent release, Renaissance (read our review).

Renaissance Man: An Interview with Marcus Miller
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Renaissance Man: An Interview with Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller has been on top of the music industry for over 30 years, and it’s easy to see why. Even with several Grammy awards, numerous film scores, producing credits, and legions of fans, he’s constantly working to grow and understand the world around him – musically and otherwise. Miller was enjoying a rare day off in France when we...

Marcus Miller’s “Renaissance”: A Review
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Marcus Miller’s “Renaissance”: A Review

[Editor’s note: Marcus Miller’s latest album, Renaissance hits the shelves today.] Renaissance sees Marcus Miller at his very best, in a band context with a group of young, talented musicians. A renaissance is a time of renewal and revival. Marcus wants his music to be a part of revival and renewal of music and society. The record is very much...

New Brecker Brothers Anthology Announced, Featuring Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Tony Levin
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New Brecker Brothers Anthology Announced, Featuring Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Tony Levin

Late next month, the Brecker Brothers’ entire Arista Records catalog will be released in a new box set format. The Brecker Brothers: The Complete Arista Albums Collection collects the group’s six albums released on Arista between 1975 and 1981. None of the albums have ever been released on CD in the US. During the span of those albums, the Brecker...

Marcus Miller Band: Istanbul Rehearsal
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Marcus Miller Band: Istanbul Rehearsal

I love these inside looks at a veteran group preparing for a show. Here’s a new one from Marcus Miller and his band, rehearsing for a show in Istanbul with percussionist Okay Temiz a couple of weeks ago. These guys are such monsters! Anyone else think they’re channeling Weather Report here?

Billie Jean’s All Stars, Featuring Marcus Miller
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Billie Jean’s All Stars, Featuring Marcus Miller

Bassist Marcus Miller, guitarist Jean Paul “Bluey” Maunick, drummer Billy Cobham, trumpeter Enrico Rava, and pianist Stefano Bollani were each guests on the Radio 2, RaiTunes over an 8 month period. Each improvised to an a cappella version of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” The result is fantastic.

Marcus Miller: Run for Cover, Live (2007)
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Marcus Miller: Run for Cover, Live (2007)

Recorded live at the Java Jazz Festival in 2007, here’s Marcus Miller and his band performing a groovy take on “Run for Cover”. Love the bass tone on this one. Love the solo. Love the bass face. This is not the first time we’ve shared a video of Marcus playing this tune… the other time featured a performance with the...

Marcus Miller: “What Is Hip” (Live)
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Marcus Miller: “What Is Hip” (Live)

Here’s the drill: take a tune anchored by one phenomenal bassist and have it covered by another. This is Marcus Miller and his band covering Tower of Power’s “What is Hip”, which of course featured the bass work of Rocco Prestia. TOP fans might notice a difference in tempo from the original. Drummer Jason “JT” Thomas said that Marcus “started...