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by vivrant thang on old school fridays

I was going to take a week off when I saw the theme since I already covered this a few weeks ago. Besides, I am way overdue for a Side Eye of the Week post.  However since I loves me a bass guitarist, I couldn’t miss out.

In saying that, I admit I know very few so I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. However, my cap is quite full with all I got going on right now (will share more in the coming weeks). Luckily, as I was checking out all the musical madness that is going on in DC and surrounding areas this summer, I came across this and my choice was clear.

Marcus Miller is a Grammy-award winning jazz artist who plays multiple instruments, including the bass. He has shared the stage with the likes of Miles Davis (nuff said), Luther, and David Sanborn.  I’ve seen him perform at the Capital Jazz Fest and he’s hosting the Playboy Jazz Cruise/Festival early next year. I likes the sound of that! His 10th solo album, Marcus, was just released in March.

Power of Soul (with love to Jimi Hendrix)

Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten (Dream Team ya’ll and they are coming here!)

Check out some of his other music on his Myspace page. He’s got a rendition of Neicy Williams’ “Free” featuring Corrine Bailey Rae as well as a funky version of Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You.” Oh yea that bass sounds nice!

The party’s not over. Check out some of the other Old School Friday participants.

Electronic Village | Chatting Over Cocktails | Mrs Grapevine | Quick | Marcus LANGFORD | Cassandra | Danielle |  Lisa C | Chocl8t  |  DP |  Kreative Talk | MarvalusOne | Regina |  LaShonda |  AJ | Sharon | Invisible Woman | Believer 1964 | Dee  |SJP | sHaE-sHae