Marcus Miller: I
go on these YouTube binges. You know the ones, where you start watching
one musician, see something interesting on the sidebar, see another
one and watch that. Following that trail I managed to create a DIY
Marcus Miller concert, which was quite a way to spend an evening.
At some point one of the comments read "Marcus Miller is not
a household name..." In what circles, I wondered, because
in contemporary jazz circles the mention of his name brings a combination
of reverence and awe. That, and when you hear a song he plays on
there's this immediate recognition. "That's Marcus!" Although
he had been playing sessions for years and released two pop/R&B
solo albums in the early 80s, the buzz on him was built around the
fact that the bassist had begun working with Miles Davis when he
was just 21.