(M. Miller, Boz Scaggs)

(5'48, 2.65 Mo)

Extrait de l'album LIVE AND MORE (1997) avec: Vocals: Marcus Miller; Soprano Saxophone: Marcus Miller; Bass Clarinet: Marcus Miller; Keyboards: Marcus Miller; Vocoder: Marcus Miller; Guitar: Marcus Miller; Bass: Marcus Miller; Tambourine: Marcus Miller; Vocals: Lalah Hathaway; Soprano & Alto Saxophones: Kenny Garrett; Tenor Saxophone: Everette Harp, Roger Byam; Trumpet: Michael "Patches" Stewart; Flugelhorn: Michael "Patches" Stewart; Keyboards: David Ward; Guitar: David Ward; Drums: David Ward; Percussion: David Ward; Sound Effects: David Ward; Keyboards: Dave Delhomme; Guitar: Dave Delhomme; Keyboards: Bernard Wright; Guitar: Hiram Bullock, Dean Brown, Drew Zingg; Drums: Poogie Bell, Lenny White

Voici l'un des tubes du virtuose de la basse (entre autre!) qu'est Marcus Miller.


" b. 14 June 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Taking up the electric bass in his teens, Miller's early musical experience came from the New York soul scene. Flautist Bobbi Humphrey gave him his first serious work in the jazz idiom in 1977, which was quickly followed by a tour with Lenny White 's group. Becoming competent on an impressive number of instruments, Miller's reputation grew in the New York studio world. By 1980, he had recorded for Bob James, Grover Washington Jnr., Roberta Flack, and Aretha Franklin. In 1980, he joined Miles Davis, but left after two years for the financial lure of session work, producing and playing on several albums for David Sanborn. The second and more important period of Miller's relationship with Miles Davis began in 1986, when he played almost every instrument and wrote most of the music for Tutu, Davis's first album for Warner Brothers Records. Davis had never before given away so much artistic control, but must have been pleased with the result, for Miller worked just as closely with him on his Siesta and Amandlia albums. He continues to work as one of New York's top studio musicians. "


Album notes:

" Live tracks recorded at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland; The Blue Note, Osaka, Japan; The Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan; The Blue Note, Fukyoka, Japan; Studio tracks recorded at Camel Island and West Lake Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Marcus Miller. LIVE & MORE was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Bassist/composer/bandleader Marcus Miller is the kind of artist Ellington used to call "beyond category," so original he created a new paradigm in which to work. His style is an amalgam of funk, jazz, rock, R&B that embraces aspects of all these traditions without sticking to any of them. While some of his studio efforts have tended towards the slick, he really lets his hair down on this album, recorded live in 1996, mostly in Japan. Though heavyweights like Kenny Garrett and Hiram Bullock make their mark on the arrangements, it's Miller who carries much of the weight as few other bassists can. He moves deftly from jazzy, melodic statements to popping, slapping funk lines without batting an eyelash. In addition to tackling the tunes he wrote for his own albums, Miller revisits his illustrious past with a version of the title tune he composed for Miles Davis' TUTU, and he makes warhorses such as "Summertime" and "Strange Fruit" uniquely his own. "



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