Bio

MARCUS MILLER was born on 14 June, 1959. MARCUS MILLER is a member of The Jamaica Boys, S.m.v.. MARCUS MILLER released Five albums from 1983 till 2012. The first album MARCUS MILLER released in the eighties is 'Suddenly' on WARNER BROS. Records. Other albums that MARCUS MILLER recorded are 'Marcus Miller', 'The Sun Don't Lie', 'Tales'. From 1983 till 1984 MARCUS MILLER released also four singles. The first single MARCUS MILLER released in the eighties is 'Lovin' You' on WARNER BROTHERS Records. Other released tracks are 'Much To Much (1983 / WARNER BROS.)', 'My Best Friend's Girlfriend (1984 / WARNER BROS.)', 'Suddenly (1983 / WEA)'.

Marcus Miller has built himself a reputation as one of the finest jazz / r&b bass players in the business.

He was initially discovered in the mid-70's by Lonnie Liston Smith, who employed him at various gigs.

In 1978 Lonnie recorded a Marcus Miller composition 'Space Princess', a UK jazz funk anthem.

In 1979 Marcus wrote 'Love When I'm In Your Arms' for Bobbi Humphrey before teaming up with Dave Grusin as bass player on his 1980 album 'Mountain Dance'.

From here Marcus embarked on a string of session work with artists including Bernard Wright, Tom Browne ('Funkin' For Jamaica'), The Brecker Brothers. Bob James (for whom he has also written), Charles Earland and eventually Luther Vandross.

With Luther, Marcus developed a songwriting / production partnership which remains to this day.

Songs they have co-written to date include 'You're The Sweetest One', 'I Wanted Your Love', 'Busy Body','The Night I Fell In Love' and 'See Me' for Luther's own albums.

They have also written, produced and recorded for Aretha Franklin ('Jump To It' and 'It's Just Your Love'), Dionne Warwick ('Got A Date') and The Temptations ('Do You Really Love Your Baby').

In 1983 Marcus recorded the first of two solo albums for Warner Brothers, 'Suddenly' (including 'Much Too Much'). His second album 'Marcus Miller' was released in 1984.

In 1988 he produced / co-wrote 'Da Butt', a go-go anthem for E.U. taken from the movie soundtrack 'School Daze'.

He has also written and / or produced for David Sanborn, Bernard Wright, Steven Dante, Roberta Flack, the late Grover Washington Jr..'Summer Nights') and Joe Sample ('Strike Two').

His bass sessions include recordings with Marc Sadane, Peggi Blu, Miles Davis and Roberta Flack among many others.

After Miles Davis's death, Marcus Miller put together his own group which performs many songs in the style of Davis' later band; they have recorded for the PRA label. Add/Complete Bio

Appearances

Chaka Khan - The Woman I Am (1992)
(Arranger/Drum/Programming/Producer/Keyboards/Bass)

E.u. - Livin' Large (1989)
(Bass/Keyboards/Vocals/background)

Roberta Flack - Oasis (1989)
(Bass/Keyboards/Vocals/background)

The Jamaica Boys - J Boys (1990)
(Bass/ Keyboards/ Vocals lenny White /Drums//Percussion And Dinky Bingham/lead/Vocals//Keyboards .)

Najee - Just An Illusion (1992)
(Drum/Programming/vocals/background/producer/engineer/keyboards/guitar/bass)

Teddy Pendergrass - Love Language (1984)
(Bass Rhythm Arrangements String Arrangements/Synthesizer)

David Sanborn - Voyeur (1981)
(Bass drumsguitarmoog/Bass/pianosynthesizer/prophet Synthesizermoog/Synthesizer/guitar electric/fender Rhodesbells)

David Sanborn - Backstreet (1983)
(Bass Guitar Bass Keyboards Moog Synthesizer/Piano Vocals/background/Vocals/Synthesizer/Producer/Percussion Moog Bass Guitar electric Guitar/acoustic/fender Rhodes/Guitar Fretless/Bass)

David Sanborn - Straight To The Heart (1984)
(Guitar/bass/vocals/background/synthesizer/producer)

David Sanborn - A Change Of Heart (1987)
(Bass/Guitar Guitar Electric/Guitar Rhythm/Producer/Keyboards)

The Temptations - Touch Me (1985)
(Bass/Keyboards/Producer/Guitar)

Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love (1982)
(Arranger/Bass Rhythm Arrangements/Vocals/background)

Luther Vandross - Busy Body (1983)
(Bass Rhythm Arrangements/Synthesizer/Producer)

Luther Vandross - The Night I Fell In Love (1985)
(Bass/Vocals Synthesizer Arrangements/Producer Rhythm Arrangements/Synthesizer)

Luther Vandross - Give Me The Reason (1986)
(Bass Rhythm Arrangements/Vocals Synthesizer Arrangements/Synthesizer/Producer)

Luther Vandross - Any Love (1988)
(Arranger/Bass/Producer/Synthesizer/Keyboards)

Luther Vandross - Power Of Love (1991)
(Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Background Synthesizer Programming/Producer/Programming/Synthesizer Rhythm Arrangements/Keyboards)

Luther Vandross - Never Let Me Go (1993)
(Arranger Keyboards/Producer/Keyboard Programming/Bass/Drum/Programming)

Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love (1996)
(Arranger/Producer/Vocals/Background/Programming/Multi Instruments/Bass/Guitar/Keyboards)

Luther Vandross - I Know (1998)
(Arranger/Producer/Guitar/Bass/Drum/Programming)

Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father (2003)
(Arranger/Drum Programming/Engineer/Producer/Vocals/Background/Keyboard/Programming)

Bernard Wright - 'nard (1981)
(Arranger/bass electric/handclapping)

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