“We’ve been waiting for the right moment to share this interview with Marcus from the EFG London Jazz Festival — the launch day of his UK tour feels like the perfect time.”
The genius of the electric bass returns to stages all over the UK following his triumphant Royal Festival Hall show last year.
Marcus fans all over the country can look forward to hearing music from his debut Blue Note album, Afrodeezia, the making of which saw him collaborate with musicians from West Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Marcus is highly proficient as a keyboardist, clarinetist/bass clarinetist and, primarily, as a world-renowned electric bassist, topping critics’ and readers’ polls for three decades. His résumé as an A-list player brims with over 500 recording credits as a sideman on albums across the spectrum of musical styles: Rock (Donald Fagen and Eric Clapton), Jazz (George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Sample, Wayne Shorter and Grover Washington, Jr.), Pop (Roberta Flack, Paul Simon and Mariah Carey), R&B (Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan), Hip Hop (Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg), Blues (Z.Z. Hill), New Wave (Billy Idol), Smooth Jazz (Al Jarreau and Dave Koz) and Opera (collaborations with tenor Kenn Hicks and soprano Kathleen Battle).
‘This one gets the balance between rich content and easy accessibility just perfect. I read somewhere that Miller is the most successful living jazz musician. On the evidence of Afrodeezia that comes as no surprise.’ (The Jazz Breakfast)
Enjoy hearing from the man himself and look forward to hearing him live again in the UK October 2015.
MARCUS MILLER: 8-DATE UK TOUR 2015
Monday 19 October | LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
Tuesday 20 October | GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead
Thursday 22 October | EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Friday 23 October | MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Saturday 24 October | CORK Jazz Festival
Monday 26 October | LONDON Barbican
Tuesday 27 October | CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Wednesday 28 October | BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
This Legendary Electric Bass player has graced over 500 albums, recording with musicians in countries around the globe – from Frank Sinatra, Elton John to Bill Withers and LL Cool J
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