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Marcus Miller

Podcast #31 Lalah Hathaway with Marcus Miller

Vocalist Lalah Hathaway talks with one of her early mentors – bassist/bandleader Marcus Miller – in this conversation recorded in front of a live audience in the second of the two sailings of The Smooth Jazz Cruise in 2019. The two old friends talk about Lalah’s early days at Berklee, the importance of collaboration and [Read More]

Podcast #29 Marcus Miller, Eric Marienthal & Michael Lazaroff on Blue Note at Sea

Michael Lazaroff, executive director of Entertainment Cruise Productions (ECP), sat down with Eric Marienthal and Marcus Miller during The Smooth Jazz Cruise in 2019 to talk about the origins and unique aspects of Blue Note at Sea, which was created by ECP in partnership with Blue Note Records and the Blue Note. Eric serves as [Read More]

Podcast #25 Marcus Miller with Alonzo Bodden

This interesting 1:1 session was moderated by our comedian-in-residence Alonzo Bodden who interviewed his friend and fellow host for both the Smooth Jazz Cruise and Blue Note at Sea – Marcus Miller. The bassist and bandleader talked with Alonzo about the real chronology of his life, including EXACTLY how old he was when he started [Read More]

Podcast #17 Bass Talk with Marcus Miller

In this roundtable discussion from Blue Note at Sea ’19, Marcus Miller talks with fellow bassists Vicente Archer, Luques Curtis, Derrick Hodge and David Mrakpor. The five musicians talk about the unique qualities of bassists, as well as the special role of the bassist in the band. They also recommend their favorite rhythm sections in [Read More]

Podcast #13 Lee Ritenour with Marcus Miller

Guitarist Lee Ritenour has recorded more than two dozen albums as a leader since his debut “First Course” in 1976, as well as countless recordings as a studio player. A founding member of the contemporary jazz group Fourplay, Ritenour has been nominated for 16 Grammy awards. During one of the two sailings of the Smooth [Read More]

Podcast #7 Dave Grusin with Marcus Miller

Pianist and composer Dave Grusin has had a long and successful career not only as a recording artist and performer but also as a scorer in film and television. Winner of both Grammy and Oscar awards, Grusin has contributed to the scores and soundtracks of more than 100 films and dozens of TV shows. In [Read More]

Marcus Miller: His Mind on the Music

The prolific bassist/bandleader/producer talks about his role as musical director on the various jazz cruises Marcus Miller has been a first-call bassist since the late 70s, when his distinctive jangly rhythmic sound seemed to be on every jazz and funk cut of note—from “Just the Two of Us” with Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers [Read More]