Last Call CD Review: Marcus Miller / Renaissance / Concord

Sep 30, 2012

Bassist Marcus Miller has released his second recording in less than a year. This one sees the veteran bassist, bandleader, sideman and famous associate of Miles Davis on a groove driven project with a number of special guests, including vocalist Gretchen Parlato.  Miller's signature bass sound is one of the most distinct in jazz, and it sets the pulse on a number of fine gems on the new disc, including "Detroit", "Slippin' into Darkness", Setembro(Brazilian Wedding Song) and "Mr. Clean".  As a 30 year veteran of the jazz scene his records have been featured frequently on Last Call. "Renaissance" is another solid effort from Marcus Miller.