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Marcus Miller's Back in the Studio


Marcus Miller is back in the studio for a new recording slated for this spring in Europe and Asia and for this summer in North America. The cast is Marcus on bass guitar, fretless bass and bass clarinet, Louis Cato on drums, Federico Gonzalez Pena and recent Monk winner Kris Bowers on keyboards, Alex Han on saxophone, Sean Jones and Maurice Brown on trumpet, and Adam Rogers and Adam Agati on guitar. Most of the songs were written by Marcus but he also covers "Mr. Clean" written by Weldon Irvine, who was a mentor to all the young musicians in Jamaica, Queens (Lenny White, Bernard Wright, Omar Hakim, and Tom Browne all played in Weldon's groups). "Mr. Clean" was originally recorded on Freddie Hubbard's 1970 album Straight Life. Marcus also covers "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", written by Ivan Lins, and covered by Take 6 and Sarah Vaughn on Quincy Jones' Back on the Block. Check out these short clips from the session!