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Radio & Podcasts

Gabor Szabo, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Jens Johansson and Tom Coster

Read "Gabor Szabo, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Jens Johansson and Tom Coster" reviewed by Len Davis


We feature Gabor Szabo from his album Macho (1975), Herbie Hancock, Intergalactic Maiden Ballet, Jens Johansson and Tom Coster. Playlist Gabor Szabo “Macho" from Macho (CTI) 00:00 Marcus Miller} &#147;Jean Pierre" from <em>Tutu Revisited</em> (CNLMUSIC) 09:18</li> <li>Herbie Hancock &#147;Just Around The Corner" from <em>Mr Hands</em> (Columbial) 18:45</li> <li>{{m: John McLaughlin “The Unknown Dissident" from Live In Belgrade (Abstract Logix) 28:01 Intergalactic Maiden Ballet “Exit" from Gulf (Tiptoe) 37:28 Jens Johansson “Crowd Tektonics" from Fission (Heptagon) 46:54 Tom Coster ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Dean Brown, Alain Caron, Tom Coster, Vital Information, Tribal Tech and Marcus Miller

Read "Dean Brown, Alain Caron, Tom Coster, Vital Information, Tribal Tech and Marcus Miller" reviewed by Len Davis


Funky jazz from Dean Brown, Canadian bassist Alain Caron, Vital Information, and power bassist Marcus Miller.Playlist Dean Brown “Take This" from Here (ESC) 00:00 Alain Caron “Slam The Clown" from Rhythm'n Jazz (Cream) 05:51 Tom Coster “Welcome To My Chambers" from Let's set The Record Straight (JVC) 11:42 Vital Information “HighWire" from Come On In (Intuition)17:32 Gambale, Hamm & Smith “Yang" from The Light Beyond (Tone Centre) 23:15/li> Tribal Tech “Face First" from Face First (Blue Moon) 29:05 ...

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Live Review

Marcus Miller at Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University

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Marcus Miller Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University, Jazz World Live Series Hong Kong September 12, 2019 You gotta feel for Russell Gunn--the trumpet player employed to spend around a half-hour every night being Miles Davis. Of course, as a member of Marcus Miller's band, it's not unreasonable to expect a nightly run through “Tutu," the title track of Davis' 1986 Warners debut--widely dismissed at the time, now held up as an ...

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SoCal Jazz

Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

Read "Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Marcus Miller is most often described as a jazz, funk, soul, fusion, and R&B bassist. As much as that is accurate, it is a description that falls well short of the mark. Miller is a high-end musical sponge who manages to incorporate today's cultures and rhythms into his compositions, layered within the framework of sound he has polished over the past four decades. He is perhaps best known as a musician in connection with Miles Davis, David Sanborn, ...

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Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 3-7, 2016 In many ways, the front of one of the festival's new T-Shirt designs said it all: swing blues soul improvisation latin gospel R 'n' B crossroads silence groove world Many festivals once known primarily as jazz festivals have broadened their scope. Whether or not it still gives a festival the right ...

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Album Review

Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia

Read "Afrodeezia" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Prominent bassist Marcus Miller's new album Afrodeezia (Blue Note Records) is inspired by his travels and impressions through West Africa, South America, the Caribbean along the Atlantic slave routes, and parts of the United States. The multi Grammy winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace pays homage to the African people forced into servitude and the enduring music they brought with them and to the world. The eleven track record features an extensive list of international and American artists including Alune ...

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Live Review

Marcus Miller at Yoshi's Oakland

Read "Marcus Miller at Yoshi's Oakland" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Marcus Miller Yoshi's Oakland Oakland CA June 5, 2015 Multi GRAMMY winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller played five sold out shows with his band over the weekend at Yoshi's Oakland. The set featured songs from his new album Afrodeezia (Blue Note Records) that paid homage to the African people forced onto the slave routes. The composer and multi-instrumentalist opened Friday night's second session with “Hylife" complete with a stirring sax ...


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