Thursday, March 6, 2008
Marcus Miller release all-star Marcus CD
Inside of perhaps the most enviable career in all of music, two-time Grammy Award-winner Marcus MIller has been the composer/producer of eight critically acclaimed and genre-defying solo albums. Each project showcases his astounding and singular technique as among the world's most gifted and eclectic electric bassists.
On his ninth and latest CD, simply titled Marcus, he continues to work his one-of-a-kind magic - from the ferocious Middle Eastern funk of “Blast” to the cozy Quiet Storm strains of the Deniece Williams classic “Free,” featuring special guest Corinne Bailey Rae.
As a producer, writer and player, Miller was the last primary collaborator of jazz legend Miles Davis, contributing the composition "Tutu" to the canon of contemporary jazz music. His partnership with Luther Vandross produced dozens of R&B million-sellers, he produced 7 David Sanborn albums, and has worked with musicians including Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, LL Cool J and Eric Clapton.
Guesting on Marcus are Corinne Bailey Rae, Keb' Mo', Lalah Hathaway, Taraji P. Henson- vocals, Shihan the Poet - spoken word, Andrea Braido - guitar, Paul Jackson, Jr. - guitar, David Sanborn - alto saxophone, Tom Scott - tenor saxophone, Chester Thompson - keyboards.