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Marcus Miller: The Multi-Faceted Musician

The prolific bassist/bandleader/producer Marcus Miller talks about recording with Blue Note, working on the film “Marshall” and his impressions of Cuba

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Marcus Miller at the pre-concert dinner prior to International Jazz Day events in Osaka, Japan, 4-14

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Marcus Miller is more than a bassist and bandleader. He’s also a prolific producer, having helmed some of Miles Davis’ most commercially successful albums, including Tutu and Amandla. He has produced many other artists, ranging from Wayne Shorter to David Sanborn. He’s done many film and TV soundtracks and is currently at work on the score for “Marshall,” a film about the Civil Rights lawyer and Supreme Court justice. In addition to his work as a producer and bandleader, Miller has served as musical director and host for the various jazz cruises produced by Michael Lazaroff and Entertainment Cruise Productions and Miller talked about life with the jazz cruises in the first part of his interview with JT publisher Lee Mergner.  In this second part to the interview, Miller talked about working with Blue Note Records and his surprisingly long relationship with Don Was, as well as his most recent work as a composer, producer and recording artist.

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