Diaa Bekheet | Washington, DC – American multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller, the last primary collaborator of jazz legend Miles Davis, has a new album. Renaissance is Miller’s eighth studio project since his debut, Suddenly, in 1983. It showcases an especially emotive 13-song collection that includes eight original compositions with richly inspired interpretations of songs by WAR, Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5, Ivan Lins and more.
The two-time Grammy winner, world-renowned electric bass guitarist, clarinetist, saxophonist, keyboardist, and composer will tour the world to take the message of his musical movement straight to the people. Miller, whose resume brims with over 500 recording credits on albums across the spectrum of musical styles, has written the score for more than 20 movies, including “Boomerang” in 1992, starring comedian Eddie Murphy.
Last week, 59-year-old jazz-fusion guitar legend Mike Stern released his new album, All Over the Place. The six-time Grammy nominee has special guests on the album, including high-caliber electric and acoustic bass players Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey. Mike’s wife, Leni Stern, is on board with her guitar and an exotic string Malian instrument called n’goni.
Mike Sternwas a member of the acclaimed Blood, Sweat & Tears in the mid-1970s. He also performed with Miles Davis in the 1980s. He’s been using his jazz roots as a starting point for exploring a range of other music genres, including R&B, rock, swing, funk, and world music.
Stern just returned from a tour in Japan, and will travel to Canada next week to perform at the Toronto and Edmonton Jazz Festivals. In July, he will start a tour in Europe to promote All Over the Place in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and Holland.
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