Diary 2014-2017

2017

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OCT- 5-THU Got "Marshall" through iTunes and updated "Discography" and "Music Score".
SEP-16-SAT

Marcus is on "Find It In Your Heart" and "If You Wanted To Hurt Me" at "Wide Open. by Michael McDonald's album.

SEP- 2-SAT Michael McDonald's new album called "Wide Open" will be out coming September 15. It will be second time that Marcus joined Michael's album after "Blink Of An Eye" in 1993. And Marcus is taking charge in the music for the upcoming biographical drama called "Marshall"is directed by Reginald Hudlin.
JUL-26-WED Marcus is on "Destiny Loop " at "Soul Jazz Seesion " album by Japanse female singer MISIA . The reason they knew each other was, at Blue Note Jazz Festival in Yokohama, Japan in September 2016, Marcus sat in MISIA's stage, and then he came to MISIA's radio program this January. On the radio station, Marcus promised to play to her next album in the near future. Marcus also sat in Earth, Wind, & Fire stage at Blue Note Jazz Festival, too.
JUN-22-THU Congralutions on out of debute album called "Spirit" produced by Marcus, Alex!
We can get and enjoy it through iTunes now. Marcus wrote title tune for Alex.
James Genius, Brett Williams, Louis Cato, Adam Agati, Etienne Charle, Sean Rickman, Mino Cinelu, James Burton, Corey Fonvllle, and Federico Pean are here. Alex composed seven tunes. Marcus plays the guitar on "Osasia" by James' bass.
JUN-13-TUE Got "Marvin Meets Miles" by Johnny Britt released last year. Marcus is on two versions of Marvin's "You Sure Love To Ball", the one is Johnny's vocal and the other is Johnny's trumpet featuring Boney James' saxophone version.
And Japanese female singer MISIA will release new album called "Soul Jam Session" next month including "Destiny Loop" featuring Marcus' bass.
JUN- 1-THU From United Kingdom, just arrrived "Bass Guitar Magazine" issued April 2017. It featured eight pages' "The Ultimate Interview With Master! - Marcus Miller" including cool cover image by my dear Ms. Ingrid Hertfelder.
I noticed this issue by my bro, Mr. Vince Wilburn, Jr.'s post on Facebook.
I am very happy and say thank you, Ingrid and Vince !!
MAY-28-SUN Yes, found two tunes Marcus playing the bass. One is "Movember" on "Kinematics" by Stephane Chausse & Bertrand Lajudiend and the other is "Danzas de las Chicas" on "Latin Braidus" by Andrea Braido who plays the guitar on Marcus' "Blast".
MAY-14-SUN Found and got old album Marcus participated. It was called "Solo Man" by Victor Willis who was a vocalist of Village People. Marcus is on "Come Go With Me", "I Struck It Rich", and "Could I Be" with Chris Parker on drums, Ray Chew on keys, Jeff Mironov on guitar, and Crusher Bennett on percussion recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in New York, 1979 and released in 2015.
MAY- 5-FRI Marcus is on title tune called "Wisdom-Sabiduria" with Bernard Purdie on drums, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and David Spinozza on guitar by 80 years old Eddie Palmieri is Salsa and Latin Jazz musician.
MAY- 3-WED Marcus played Herbie's "4AM" from "Mr. Hands" album at International Jazz Day 2017 with Kenny Garrett on soprano saxophone, Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Antonio Sanchez on drums and Herbie, of course!
APR-11-TUE Main place of International Jazz Day 2017 is held at Havana, Cuba.
Herbie, Marcus, Cassandra Wilson, Ivan Lins, Esperanza Spalding and many more.
APR- 1-SAT Arrived Italian pianist/keyboardist Antonio Farao's album called "Eklektik".
Marcus is on "Europe" with Claudia Campagnol born in Budapest, Hungaryn, on vocal and Manu Katche born in Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France, on drums.
FEB-19-SUN Arrived Herbie's DVD called "Possibilities". We can watch a part of live on "Stitched Up" by John Mayer with Marcus, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Lionel Loeke, and Terri Lyne Carrington.
FEB-14-TUE Congratulations on 59th Grammy Awards, Marcus, Vince, Lalah, and Miles!
"Miles Ahead by Various Artists including Combackband's "Back Seat Betty" on "Best Compliation soundrack for Visual Media", Beyonce's "Lemonade" where Marcus plays on "Best Urban Contemporary Album", and "Angel" from "Live" on "Best Traditional R&B Performance" and "Live" on "Best R&B Album"!!!
FEB-11-SAT Considering "Night Music" page...
JAN- 1-SUN I think we can watch DVD of Headhunters 2005 gig featuring Kenny Garrett, John Mayer..... coming February.

2016

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DEC-17-SAT "Lemonade" by Beyonce and "Miles Ahead" by Soundtrack on Grammy nominees.
DEC- 3-SUN Marcus played the bass on "Love For Real" with Sheldon Reynolds on vocals, Jeff Lorber on rhodes, Eric Marienthal on sax, and Oscar Seaton on drums by Slovak Eugen Botos' album "Final Definition" and also on "Funky Dream" with Tim Carmon on rhodes, Wah Wah Watson and Isaiah Sharkey on guitar ... by Donald Hayes' "Front Ground". Both tunes are featuring Marcus bass solo !!
NOV-12-SAT January again with same band members.
OCT-10-MON Marcus had two shows in Japan. Blue Note Jazz Festival 2016 in Yokohama on 17th September and his gig at Blue Note Tokyo on 18th.
Earth, Wind, and Fire, George Benson were joined Blue Note Jazz Festival.
Marcus played on Earth, Wnd, and Fire stage and on Misia, who is Japanese female singer, stage, too!
AUG-15-MON "Spirit"by Alex Han.
AUG-14-SUN Performed twice at Hollywood Bowl in August. The one was special band, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana, and Marcus on 24th and the other one was "Black Movie Soundtrack" event featuring Earth, Wind, and Fire, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Lalah, and on.
AUG-12-FRI Marcus will come to my country for two day's gigs. One is "Blue Note Jazz Festival" in Yokohama and the other one is solo gig at Blue Note Tokyo with Alex Han on saxophone, Marquis Hill on trumpt, Alex Bailey on drums, and Caleb Mccampbell on keys. And as you maybe know, Larrry Carlton an Steve Lukather released "Blue Note Tokyo" including "Tutu" was played in 2015.
JUL- 9-SAT September !!!
JUN- 4-SAT Yes, as checking CD Baby, I found Angela Stribling's "Pillow Talk" in 2015 by Sylvia Robinson released in 1973. This Angela's one was produced by Marcus. Marcus is doing drum programming, keys, bass, and guitar and Synth programming and music arrangement with Harold Goode. Will Downing on vocal and Gerald Albright on saxophone.
MAY-14-SAT Both Beyonce and Corinne albums were out on the same day yesterday.
APR-29-FRI "International Jazz Day", designed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) with the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.at the White House, Washinton DC this year subsequently after Paris In 2012, Istanbule in 2013, Osaka in 2014, and Paris in 2015.  
APR-25-MON Marcus is on "All Night " and "Freedom" from "Lemonade" by Beyonce !!!
APR-17-SUN Finally released Al's DVD and CD. Marcus, Steve, Eric, Patches, Joe, Paulinho, Neil, Philippe, Stacy Campbell, Sharon Young, Jeff Ramsey, and David Sanborn!
MAR- 8-TUE Al's DVD released date was postponed till April 13th in my country.....
FEB-28-SUN On May 13th, Corinne Bailey Rae's new album "The Heart Speaks In Whispers" will be released, and Marcus is there. As you know, Corinne is singing Deniece Willams' "Free" on "This Is Niecy" produced by late Maurice White and Charles Stepney in 1976, on Marcus' album in 2007.
JAN- 31-SUN DVD and CD of "Montreux Jazz Festival 1993" by Al Jarreau will be released coming March in Japan. The band member is the same as "Tenderness" album.
JAN- 1-FRI Went to see and enjoy Lalah's gig in Tokyo. Jason Morales and Dennis Clark on vocals, Tony Cazeau on keys, Eric "Pikfunk" Smith on bass, Isaiah Sharkey on guitar, Eric Seats on drums, and Anthony "AJ"Jeffries on sound engineer, that was so fantastic. And could see again Lalah's beautiful mom Eulaulah and met Eric Seats' lovely daughter Eri. Thank you for your kind hospitality, Lalah and all of you.

2015

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DEC- 8-TUE Congratulations on 58th Grammy nominees, Marcus, Lalah, and Kirk !
Category 11 - Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
"Afrodeezia" by Marcus and "The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter IV" by Kirk
Category 18 - Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Little Ghetto Boy" by Lalah. And Lalah will have Christmas Evenning gigs in Blue Note Tokyo coming Decmber 23rd thru 25th.
NOV- 1-SUN Miles' Live called "Sun Palace , Fukuoka, Japan October '81" released from Hi Hat.
It says "Following a six-year absence from music while he rebiult his health, Miles erupted back onto the live scene in 1981 with a new, young band comprising Bill Evnas, Mike Sern, Marcus Miller, Al Foster, and Mino Cinelu. This incendiary set was teped in Japan for FM radio broadcast....". I bought it, though I have bootleg one.....
OCT-18-SUN Marcus is on "(What's Crackin' In) Indiatown" by French bassist Hadrien Feraud's new album called "Born In The 80's". Hadrian has played with Chick Corea & The Vigil, John Mclaughlin, and so on. Marcus and Hadrien have played "Contiuum" together at NAMM 2008.
Marcus and Luther co-writting with Isabella Summers and Sam Aparro "Lick My Lips" on Katharin McPhee's new album "Hysteria". I must check this song.
SEP- 6-SUN Yes, yes, yes. check Mocean's latest album called "Mocean Worker" from iTunes. He plays every instruments except Sweetpea Atkinson's vocal on "The Actual Funk". He is using 1977 Fender Jazz Bass except the melody of "PunkDisco (Jaco)" by the Marcus Miller Sire V7 bass. You know Sire Bass, don't you, BTW? Thank you for letting me know the details of new album, MOWO.
JUL- 5-SUN Terri Lyne Carrington will release her new album called "The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL" She is selceting Luther's "For You To Love" composed by Luther and Marcus from "Any Love" album. Oleta Adams is singing that song.
And can't wait for Luther in 2016, you know what I mean?
JUN-28-SUN Got live sound of "Rockhal Club, Esch/Alzette, Luxemburg" in 2015.
MAY- 1-FRI After Osaka in 2014, International Jazz Day was held n Paris, France on April 30th this year. Herbie, Wayne, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau, Lee Ritenour, Mino Cinelu, Dianne Reeves, Hugh Masekela, Gegoire Marey, Terri Lyne Carrington, James Genius, Marcus, and so on
APR-30-THU Found one album called "Rise" by Shayna Steele. Marcus plays the bass on "I Got You", "Sunshine Girl", "Gone Under", "Hyde Park", and "Wear Me Down".
APR-19-SUN Mr. David Sanborn's new album called "Time And The River" was released in Japan, too, one week later after USA out. However Japan CD has two bouns tracks are "Daydreamer" and "Little Church". As you know producer is Marcus, that was 15 years has passed since he produced last time for "Inside" album in 2000. Randy Crawford, Larry Braggs, Marcus Baylor, Nicky Moroch, Ricky Peterson, Yotam Silberstein, Roy Assaf, ......
MAR-15-SUN After Japan tour, Marcus is doing USA and EU tour inclduing "International Jazz Day 2015" in Paris on April 30.
MAR-8-SUN During Japan tour, the new album was released in Japan. As you know we can get DVD also with CD. We could have bass clinics at Brooklyn Parlor in Osaka on 16th and at Blue Note Tokyo on 21st. Thank you very much, Marcus, Bibi, Bernard, Rebekah, Maynard, Lee, Alex, Brett, Adam, Louis, and Taka Honda.
JAN-24-SAT Yes, yes, yes, "Afrodeezia" is new album title. Won't be long now.
"Hylife", "B's River", "Preacher's Kid (Song for William H)", "We Were There", Temptations' "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", Georges Bizet's "I Still Believe I Hear (Je Crois Entendre Encore)", "Son Of Macbeth", "Prism (Interlude)", "Xtraordinay", "Water Dancer", and "I Can't Breathe".
Lalah, Patches, Keb Mo, Robert Grasper, Chuck D....and MOWO.
JAN-11-SUN Finally, Lee's album called "What We Play Is Life" was released on schedule in Japan.
Marcus plays the bass including solo and bass clarinet on "The Way Of Chung Tzu".
All of tunes were composed by Lee except "Children Of The Night" by Wayne Shorter from Grammy winner album High Life" produced by Marcus.

2014

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DEC-1-MON Mr. Sanborn's and Marcus' new album will be released on same day in Japan??? As you've already noticed, the producer of David's album is Marcus !
NOV 30-SUN Congratulations, Mr. Lee Hogans! His debut album will be released January 7th in Japan including one tune Marcus plays. As you know very well, Lee is the one of current Marcus' regular band member.
NOV-20-FRI Bryan's CD released date will be postponed to December...
NOV-15-SAT Marcus will come to Japan coming February 2015 between The Jazz Cruise 2015 and the Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015-2. The places he will play are Sapporo City Hall - Hokkaido, Nagoya Blue Note - Aichi, Sankei Hall Breeze - Osaka, and Blue Note Tokyo with Alex, Brett, Lee, Adam, and Louis.
OCT 30-THU Bryan Ferry "Avonmore" will be released coming November 17th. Johnny Marr, Nile Rogers, Meaco Parker....
SEP-16-SUN Have you enjoyed Raul Midon's new album "Don't Hesitate"? Marus is on "Mi Amigo Cubano".
AUG-26-SUN Marcus is playing Dj Cassidy's coming album, isn't he ???
AUG-23-SAT Found very nice bootleg called "Live and More Complete" by Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson at The Holiday Star Plaza Theatre on Merrillville, Indiana on September 5th and 6th. Marcus, Geroge Wadenius, Barry Miles, Ed Walsh, Buddy Williams, Errol Bennett, Brenda White, Yvonne Lewis, and Luther Vandross. You know official "Live and More" album.
JUL-15-SUN Marcus and Joe Satriani will have gig at Monaco this month. Sorry no Jeff....
JUL-27-SUN Jonathan Bulter's new album was released. Marcus is on "Be Still" featuring George Duke, and "Let There Be Light"
JUN-25-WED Enjoyed awesome gigs at Catalina Bar, Hollywood. "Detroit", "Tutu", "Snakes", "Blast", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Jekyll & Hyde", "Revelation", "Goree", "Come Together", "St. Thomas", "Papa Was a Rolling Stone"... Wah Wah Watson was the special guest who was the guitarist on "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" on The Temptations' album! Very happy that talked to Rebekah, Byron, Mark Anthony...also Vince and Ingrid, Adam and Colette Dorn, and Brenda!
JUN-7-SAT Won't be long. "Someday" featuring Dianne Reeves, "Churchyheart -Backyard Ritual-", and "You don't Touch My Brain" featuring Dr. John... Produced by John Burk and Marcus on Al Jarreau's brand new "My Old Friend - Celebrating George Duke" album.
APR-30-FRI "International Jazz Day Osaka" Herbie, Wayne, Marcus, Lalah, Kenny, Esperanza, Terri Lyne, Shiela E, Pete Escovedo, Dionne, Earl, Jonathan....and more and more!
APR-20-SUN Marcus will have the gigs at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, Los Angeles coming June and I am going to join these gigs. See you all. The member is Alex, Brett, Lee, Adam, and Ronald Bruner, Jr.
MAR- 6-TUE What !!!??? International Jazz Day in OSAKA on April 30th....
JAN- 1-SUN It seems like that Marcus is producing Alex Han's debute album, but don't know the released date.......

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