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Joy Keys chats with Musician Marcus Miller

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Marcus Miller is a world renowned Grammy winning musician and producer.

Marcus's M2 ("M-squared") album won the 2001 Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and was selected by Jazziz as one of the 10 Best CDs of the Year.

Marcus has appeared as a bassist on over 400 records including recordings by artists as diverse as Joe Sample, McCoy Tyner, Mariah Carey, Bill Withers, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Frank Sinatra, and LL Cool J.

In 1986, Miller collaborated with Miles Davis, producing the landmark Tutu album, the first of three Davis albums he would produce. He has also produced Al Jarreau, the Crusaders, Wayne Shorter, Take 6, Chaka Khan, and Kenny Garrett among others, and Luther Vandross.

Miller produced various top selling albums for David Sanborn, including Close Up, Upfront, and 2000 Grammy winner Inside.

For more than twenty years, Miller has enjoyed a musical relationship with R&B legend, Luther Vandross.

Miller also daabbled in film scoring, composing for House Party (Martin Lawrence), Boomerang (Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry), Siesta (Ellen Barkin), Ladies' Man (Tim Meadows), and The Brothers (Morris Chestnut and D.L. Hughley) and Deliver Us From Eva (LL Cool J). He wrote and produced the old school hit, "Da Butt" for Spike Lee's School Daze soundtrack.

Miller further surprised people by composing and performing the score to E.B. White's The Trumpet of the Swan.

His new album is called Renaissance. He is joined by RubenBlades, Gretchen Parlato, Dr. John and more.


Check out www.marcusmiller.com.