Renaissance Man Marcus Miller’s New Release Due August 7… Two-time GRAMMY winner Marcus Miller returns to composing and exploring new music of his own on “Renaissance” with a new band of curious and like-minded young musicians, and a mission to travel the world to take the message of his musical movement straight to the people. Set for release August 7 on Concord Jazz, “Renaissance” includes eight original compositions with inspired interpretations of songs by WAR, Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5, Ivan Lins and more.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Miller is highly proficient as a keyboardist, clarinetist/bass clarinetist and, primarily, as a world-renowned electric bassist. His résumé brims with over 500 recording credits on albums across the spectrum of musical styles,
As a film music pro, Miller rose from writing the go-go party classic “Da Butt” for Spike Lee’s “School Daze” to becoming the go-to composer for 20+ films – from the documentary “1 Love” to the animated children’s fable “The Trumpet and The Swan” to the Eddie Murphy/Halle Berry classic “Boomerang.”
As a producer, writer and player, he was the last primary collaborator of jazz legend Miles Davis, contributing the composition and album “Tutu” to the canon of contemporary jazz music. The breadth of Miller’s collaborative talents were best showcased in his work with the late, great soul man Luther Vandross, contributing to well over half of his albums as a producer, composer and/or player.