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Renaissance Man: An Interview with Marcus Miller
Interviews

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
Reviews

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
News

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
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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)
Bass Videos

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)
Bass Videos

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...

Marcus Miller: “Nocturnal Mist” and “Revelation” Rehearsal
Bass Videos

Marcus Miller: “Nocturnal Mist” and “Revelation” Rehearsal

Marcus Miller is currently on tour in Europe, and we’ve heard he’s been playing tunes from his upcoming album, Renaissance. Marcus just posted some really cool videos of the band rehearsing during this tour, including the very songs we’d heard about. Here’s the bassist and his band rehearsing “Nocturnal Mist” and “Revelation”. The band includes Alex Han on sax, Kris...

Marcus Miller: “Was It Ever Really Love”, Live from the Japan Tsunami Relief Concert
Bass Videos

Marcus Miller: “Was It Ever Really Love”, Live from the Japan Tsunami Relief Concert

Marcus Miller recently shared this video from last year’s concert to raise money for the Japanese tsunami relief fund. “That’s Raul Midon doing a still unreleased song called ‘Was It Ever Really Love’, with Robert Glasper (keys), Spaceman Patterson (guitar), Louis Cato (drums), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and me,” Marcus said. “It’s always great to work with Raul. Let’s not forget…...

2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #8: Marcus Miller
2011 Reader Favorites

2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #8: Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller is a mainstay on the annual No Treble reader favorites list, and 2011 is no exception. The busy bassist released his live album, A Night In Monte-Carlo early in the year to rave reviews, including this one by Phil Wain here on No Treble. We teamed up with Marcus, Concord Music Group and DR Strings for a Marcus-focused...