Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Marcus Miller
Artist:Marcus Miller f/Tajani P. Henson
Song:Lost Without U (Spoken Word)
Bass player Marcus Miller has been playing sessions since the 70s. Along with partner David Isaacs, he releases the occasional record under his own name. He was born June 14, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Jamaica, NY. His father was director of the local church choir and Miller played clarinet as a child. He took up the bass as a teen. He started playing in New York clubs and got work playing sessions initially with Bobbi Humphrey & Lonnie Liston Smith and then with Dave Grusin, Grover Washington Jr. & Chaka Khan. He got a lot of attention touring with Miles Davis in the early 80s. He appeared on all of Miles' later albums. He recorded his first solo album in 1983 and has recorded occasionally when not playing sessions. In 1997 he was part of the band Legends with Eric Clapton, Joe Sample, David Sanborn & Steve Gadd. Marcus is his brand new CD on Concord. It's a mix of jazz & R & B with guest shots from sax players David Sanborn & Tom Scott and vocalists Corinne Bailey Rae, Lalah Hathaway & Keb Mo. This cover of the Robin Thicke song Lost Without U features actress Tajani P. Henson. She is currently a regular in the TV show Boston Legal. Marcus Miller has a signature bass with Fender and here he is performing Blast on Fender Frontline at the 2008 NAMM convention.