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Marcus Miller: Power, Live at the 2008 Lugano Jazz Festival
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Marcus Miller: Power, Live at the 2008 Lugano Jazz Festival

Marcus Miller is one bad dude, and here’s just a little more evidence. In this clip, taken from Switzerland’s Lugano Jazz Festival in 2008, the bass icon rips through the aptly named tune “Power.” The rest of his band includes Alex Han on Saxophone, Jason “JT” Thomas on Drums, and Federico Gonzales Pena on Keyboards.

Marcus Miller: “Bruce Lee” Live
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Marcus Miller: “Bruce Lee” Live

Here’s Marcus Miller and band performing the tune “Bruce Lee” live in 2005 at the Jazz a Juan Festival in France. Miller is backed by long time drummer Poogie Bell, as well as bassist Doug Epting, who performs on bass and samples.

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players
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Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players

Keb Mo releases his first studio release since 2006 today, entitled The Reflection. The guitarist wrote and recorded over a period of three years leading up to this release, collaborating with several bassists and other music notables. The twelve track release features Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Vail Johnson, Andrew Gouche, Reggie McBride, Freddie Washington and Kevin McCormick. Mo also collaborated...

Marcus Miller: When Doves Cry
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Marcus Miller: When Doves Cry

Recorded live in November 2010 for a Fender event, here’s Marcus Miller performing his take on Prince’s “When Doves Cry”.

Warner Bros. Releases Tutu, Deluxe Edition
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Warner Bros. Releases Tutu, Deluxe Edition

Warner Bros. is re-issuing the 1986 Miles Davis hit album, Tutu, in a new deluxe edition. The album, which features considerable work by bassist/multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller. This was Davis’ first release with Warner Bros., after he shocked the music world by ending a 30 year relationship with Columbia. The backstory behind this album is interesting. The album was originally titled...

Marcus Miller Throws Concert to Benefit Japanese Tsunami Relief Efforts
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Marcus Miller Throws Concert to Benefit Japanese Tsunami Relief Efforts

Marcus Miller is holding a special concert to benefit Japanese Tsunami relief efforts. The event, to be held at New York City’s Highline Ballroom on May 15 at 7:30pm, features a host of talent, including performances by Raheem DeVaughn, Robert Glasper, Sean Jones, Angélique Kidjo, Gregoire Maret, Raul Midon, Q-Tip, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Kaoru Watanabe, Louis Cato, Alex Han, Federico...

Marcus Miller To Tour With George Duke and David Sanborn
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Marcus Miller To Tour With George Duke and David Sanborn

Marcus Miller will be joining keyboardist George Duke and saxophonist David Sanborn for an extensive U.S. tour starting in Orlando, Florida and winding through the country to end in Hollywood, California. The trio, who will be performing as DMS, promise to bring a mix of funk, jazz and blues to the masses. Each member had crossed paths with each other,...

Marcus Miller: Purple Haze
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Marcus Miller: Purple Haze

During a recording of David Sanborn and Friends Super Session in 1998, Marcus Miller (the program’s musical director) showcased his take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”.

2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced
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2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival has been announced, and it will be a solid year for bass lovers. A few of the bassists set to perform include Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Christian McBride, Richard Bona and Marcus Miller, who will be performing as part of a tribute to Miles Davis. The fest is...

Marcus Miller Featured on Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band’s “That’s How We Roll”
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Marcus Miller Featured on Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band’s “That’s How We Roll”

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band has released their fifth album, That’s How We Roll, on Telarc International. The collection has the 18-piece band showcasing 9 new original tracks from band leader Goodwin, as well as his arrangement of the classic Gershwin tune, “Rhapsody in Blue.” Bassist Rick Shaw holds down the low end throughout the album with the exception of...

Jazz For Japan Benefit Album Features Top Name Bassists
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Jazz For Japan Benefit Album Features Top Name Bassists

A new album, entitled Jazz for Japan, has been released on iTunes, with proceeds going to the International Red Cross in Japan in an effort to benefit Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims. The project, which was recorded in merely two days last week, features a who’s who of the jazz community, especially jazz bassists. Low-end contributors include Marcus Miller, Christian...

Marcus Miller vs Big Doug Epting
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Marcus Miller vs Big Doug Epting

Marcus Miller and Big Doug Epting trade licks (is this a competition?) in this live performance, including drummer Poogie Bell. At the end of the clip, Marcus does a little bit of “Silver Rain”.