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Like Quincy Jones, Marcus Miller has the ability to bring together highly individual artists from several areas of music and somehow get them to fit comfortably in his projects. In addition, Miller can uplift what could be a simple funk piece and make it of interest to jazz listeners through his musicianship, creativity, and imagination. On Marcus, he uses different personnel and instrumentations on each selection, playing a bewildering assortment of instruments himself in addition to his distinctive electric bass. Some of the pieces, particularly ones that feature the singing of Lalah Hathaway and the Ivey Sisters, are essentially R&B although usually with a curve thrown in. Some selections have Miller heading what sounds like Miles Davis' last band (with Michael "Patches" Stewart in Miles' place), and there are features for his atmospheric bass clarinet playing. David Sanborn fares well during his two appearances, and Tom Scott stops by for a cameo, as does bluesman Keb' Mo', and one should not overlook the harmonica playing of Gregoire Maret. Listeners who enjoy creative funk will certainly enjoy this eclectic program.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2008
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072302648
catalogNumber: 30264
Rank: 8419

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marcus Miller   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Clarinet,Percussion,Piano,Bongos,Bass Clarinet,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar,Tambourine,Triangle,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Fretless Bass Guitar,Shaker,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass,Wurlitzer,Soloist,Udu,5-string Bass,Synthesizer Strings
Lalah Hathaway   Vocals,Vocal Ad-Libs
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Tom Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Bernard Wright   Organ,Synthesizer
Poogie Bell   Drums,Hand Drums
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Gussie Miller   Vocals,Background Vocals
Keb' Mo'   Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Sparks   Organ,Synthesizer,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Synthesizer Bass,Moog Bass
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Andrea Braido   Guitar
Taka Honda   Endingidi
Tavia Ivey   Background Vocals
Grégoire Maret   Harmonica
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Taraji P. Henson   Vocals
Corinne Bailey Rae   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jason "JT" Thomas   Drums
Jason Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Deniece Williams   Composer
Lalah Hathaway   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Emilio Castillo   Composer
David Garibaldi   Composer
Stephen Hart   Engineer
Edward Heyman   Composer
David Isaac   Producer,Engineer
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Composer
Marcus Miller   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming,beats,Audio Production,Beat Programming
Dennis Moody   Engineer
Hank Redd   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Keb' Mo'   Composer
Sean Hurley   Composer
Bibi Green   Management
Susaye Greene   Composer
Nathan Watts   Composer
Andrea Braido   Engineer
Jack Frisch   Art Direction
Dean Sharenow   Engineer
Robin Thicke   Composer
Jared Nugent   Engineer
Harold Goode   Executive Producer
Lamont Boles   Direction,Executive Consultant
Harry Martin   Executive Producer
Vanessa Parr   Engineer
Antonio Resendiz   Engineer
Shihan Van Clief   Composer

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