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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Dec 6, 2018.
That competitive side came out and Marcus showed that he is the man!
Was this recorded at GC?
Poogie Bell on drums!
If people played like that at GC, they could charge admission.
Competitive slapping. Meh. I would have been more impressed if Marcus broke out his clarinet and the other guy played accordion.
It’s looks Marcus and the other guy were having fun and audience liked it. I’d say mission accomplished. It makes me think of “cutting sessions” that Bebop musicians had after hour.
Would be more interesting if they play different styles.
That was like this:
Clearly, the big guy has listened to some Marcus over the years.
Marcus is a great musician. Top chops and creativity. He blew me away when I heard him playing with Miles esp. Miles return to music cd Man with a Horn. Marcus was the reason Miles left his apartment after years of hermit drug use. Marcus lit the spark that got Miles playing again. Marcus slap walking bass line on the first tune was killer.
I am just disappointed to see most of his solos devolve into a slap fest that sounds like Run For Cover.
Success will be the ruin of him like Wes Montgomery.
It's Big Doug Epting.
P.S. I do not(!) have that kind of pictures even though I'm not a young gun.
Lol, imagine being in that dude's shoes though..."ok so you are going to go out and there and have a slap back and forth with Marcus Miller." I'd have vacated the venue in the drop of a hat.
Cool od near the end
It's a tall order, for sure. Marcus is a pretty good slapper but I do rather find his lines can end up sounding rather samey and his writing can also suffer the same fortune. I actually prefer listening to him playing a fretless bass; a format where he has much more to give and had a real chance at carving out a voice beyond some scooped slap. His fretless work in the 80's was really cool.
I agree, i also love his fretless work! He can play very melodically and with great taste.
Marcus is a fine fretless player. There videos of him sounding good on double bass even he was not trained on that instrument. Marcus Miler always has at least one fretless song on his albums, but as I often say, Marcus Miller is a fine business man and musician. He also knows how to put on a show, so he will always feature slap since it put him on the map.
There is slap and then there is Marcus slap, every note he slaps is a perfect diamond. IMHO and all that.
Now is a great way to describe a master of his craft.
Uh...that "gun" ain't that young.