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Marcus Miller clone alert!!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DWBass, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    His name is Kenji Hino.

    Kenji Hino

    Seems to be out of tune on this one.
  2. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Let the guy be happy...
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Oh, I'm not hating at all! What with all the millions of Victor Wooten clones, it's quite refreshing to hear something different for a change!
  4. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    He's pretty damn good. Easily on par with Marcus, imo.
  5. kazamamaster


    Sep 15, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Is he playing an Atelier Z?
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    His version of "Portrait of Tracy" is killer. It is kind of smooth jazz sounding, but it is really a fresh take with him playing in the upper register instead of using the harmonics and it really freshens up an old standard.:)
  7. Rodriguez


    Nov 6, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification & LaBella Strings
    Yep! His brother Mas Hino worked for Rudy's (Pensa Suhr) in NYC and is now working for Atelier Z. By working I mean building basses:)

    Their father is jazz trumpet player Terumasa Hino.
  8. willgroove2


    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    As you said IYO,he's good but when I hear guy's who have a heavy primary influence I always like to hear them take their playing somewhere else. dwbass mentioned peter muller and my thing about him is this;EVERYTHING he does is heavily Marcus sounding,from his playing to his writing to his production.If you are familar with marcus's body of work you will basically hear everything peter does or has done so far.
  9. Very cool stuff
  10. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    That guy's an excellent player. But Jeez, He really does sound like Marcus. Wow
  11. I'm going to have to check that out.I'm a total Marcus freak and i just bought a Atelier Z bass. I'm on dialup so I'll be back in a year as soon as the clips finish loading.
  12. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    IMO what he's playing doesn't sound like Marcus very much at all, it's more about his tone. Oh and how he holds his hands over the bass. Not much else!

    He honestly just sounds like a smooth jazz bass player with an ash j bass with 70's pickup spacing... There are a TON of these guys around. As Marcus is one of the fathers of the "smooth jazz bass tone" there are naturally going to be "clones"

    I guarantee if he was playing an MTD there would be no issue!
  13. I have a Atelier Z like that and it has the 60s spacing.The Tomohito Aoiki Model.I'm having it changed this week.I like the 70s spacing better.
    Anyway there is too much distortion and compression in his tone to remind me of Marcus and there is something too "in your face" about his style.Not relaxed and sexy like Marcus.
    Like a really good bass student of Marcus.I like him and don't want to put him down.In a few years he'll have it together and then he'll really be worth checking out.
    Peter Muller is a different story.He sounds more like Marcus but his compositions are really strong and easily on par with the best there is out there in the Bassworld.
  14. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    If this is the result of cloning, I'm all against stem cell research, then, because thse clones are all defective. . . LOL

    The guy's alright, but light-years behind Marcus. And his timing sucks - plays nervously ahead of the beat all the time (just like me...)

    I agree that Peter Muller is much better all around.
  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Come on guys, we all know there is only ONE Marcus Miller!! I was merely pointing out the similarities by using the word clone incorrectly I suppose! But it's obvious he greatly influenced. His bass is a Jazz with a neck pickup cover and he holds his thumb like Marcus. As for copping Marcus' sound, I've only heard Peter Muller and Oskar Cartaya (the latin version of Marcus) come the closest.

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    Jan 4, 2002
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  17. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    It' pretty much a smooth jazz version of the SWV song "rain" which sampled Jaco's song......
  18. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    LOL! Well, hey, that's just MY description of him! I can bet you he's influenced by Marcus as well as his latin roots!
  19. すばらしい!
    Thanks for sharing that, DWB. Hino-san is a really great player. Its obvious that he is influenced by Marcus Miller. If he can take that influence and use it to find his own voice, he will be a very memorable player.
  20. giovabass


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    If i heard this and I didn't know who is, I would think for sure that's Marcus Miller:


    Don't know if this is good or bad... :ninja:

    P.S.: sorry for my english :oops:

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