Marcus Miller recordings (sideman)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Bijoux, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Bijoux

    Bijoux

    Aug 13, 2001
    Denver-CO-USA
    I'm looking for more Marcus miler recordings as a sideman.
    I have his solo stuff. stuff with Sanborn, Luther and Aretha Franklin.

    what other stuff should I check out?
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Check out almost every GRP artist from the early 80's ie. Tom Scott's Apple Juice, Brecker Bros Strap-hanging . The late 70's stuff from Lonnie Liston Smith and Urszula Dudziak are also special, pre Sadowsky pre-amp days.
     
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  3. Also, check out the early Lenny White and Grover Washington albums. Marcus was still a teenager when he recorded Lenny White's "Streamline" album in 1978.
     
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  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
     
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  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I agree 100% with Straphanging & Apple Juice.
    How about even earlier with Star People & We Want Miles...Miles' chromatic Funk era?
     
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  6. Yes, he's on Winelight.
     
  7. Yes, he's on Star People.
     
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  8. SkylineFiver

    SkylineFiver Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Placer County CA
    Check out Spyro Gyra albums Incognito and City Kids also, Joe Sample Spellbound
     
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  10. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    miles davis album - the man with the horn
     
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  11. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    My favourite besides we want miles is highlife by Wayne shorter.
     
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  12. rms2

    rms2

    May 27, 2008
    VA
    Highlife is incredible, thanks for posting, I haven't listened to it in a while. It's now on my list for this afternoon!

    Also give a listen to Miles Davis "Amandla". Marcus wrote and produced on that one too.
     
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  13. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    I know Amanda but am no fan of Marcus Millers writing in the Miles context, so that one is not really a favourite of mine.
     
  14. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I just looked at the liners for City Kids (one of my favourite Spyro Gyra albums)...Marcus plays on 3 of the 8 tracks.
    Kim Stone plays the title track (& nails it).
    Will Lee plays 2 of the tracks.
    Eddie Gomez plays 2...one of which is "Conversations"...a great piece, IMO.
     
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  15. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    The nightfly as an album is one of my favourites. MM is on a couple tracks.
    As are some other very worth while players.
     
  16. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Listening to "Children Of The Night" right now.
    I was no fan of High Life when I bought it...so, it's been awhile for me, too.
    Marcus's bass is very out front & fat.
    Marcus Miller is also the album's producer.

    ...and most of the drumming on High Life is William Calhoun (Living Colour).
     
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  17. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...like Anthony Jackson, Chuck Rainey, & Will Lee?
    :)
     
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  18. Or search for night music on YouTube. Marcus Miller with Joe Walsh and Al Green
     
  19. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Yes. :)

    Fantastic album allround.
     
  20. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    That reminded me of this-
     
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