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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...

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

Marcus Miller Working on New Album
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Marcus Miller Working on New Album

It appears Marcus Miller is in the studio working on his new album, according to his Facebook page. Though details are still slim, the iconic bassist announced a few artists that he’s working with. “Working on my new album,” he posted. “In the studio with Sean Jones, Federico Gonzalez Pena, Adam Rogers, Alex Han and Louis Cato. Time to make...

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...