Masterful Bass Guitarist Marcus Miller Plays the Ludlow Garage Friday

Miller comes to Cincinnati Friday, Nov. 8 in support of last year's 'Laid Black' on Blue Note Records, on which he incorporated everything from Gospel to Trap into his groove-centric Contemporary Jazz mix

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Ingrid Hertfelder
Marcus Miller
Though known as an influential Jazz player, bass superhero Marcus Miller is far from just a "Jazz bassist."

He's done sessions with Jazz greats like Herbie Hancock and Dizzy Gillespie, collaborated with David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter and worked closely with Miles Davis in the ’80s, producing, writing and playing on Davis' late-period work, including the Grammy-winning Tutu.

He had a similar (though longer and more commercially fruitful) relationship with R&B legend Luther Vandross, for whom he wrote and produced during the most successful period of the singer's career. Miller has also worked with other notable superstar artists, including Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Bryan Ferry, and his resume includes film scores for more than two dozen movies, including 2017's Marshall.

Miller is also an accomplished solo artist and bandleader, with 13 studio albums to his name. His most recent was last year's Laid Black on Blue Note Records, on which he incorporated everything from Gospel to Trap into his groove-centric Contemporary Jazz mix.


8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. $45-$85. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.

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