Marcus Miller ‘s ‘Afrodeezia’ is his twelth studio album as a leader released on March 16, 2015 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Hylife (Marcus Miller) – 06:59 . 2.B’S River (Marcus Miller) – 06:48 . 3.Preacher’S Kid (Song For William H) (Marcus Miller) – 05:45 . 4.We Were There (Marcus Miller) – 06:48 . 5.Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 06:06 . 6.I Still Believe I Hear (Marcus Miller) – 07:06 . 7.Son Of Macbeth (Marcus Miller) – 06:11 . 8.Prism (Interlude) (Marcus Miller) – 00:29 . 9.Xtraordinary (Marcus Miller) – 06:14 . 10.Water Dancer (Marcus Miller) – 07:28 . 11.I Can’T Breathe (Marcus Miller) – 05:08
Musicians : Marcus Miller – Bass, Clarinet . Alex Han – Saxophon . Lee Hogans – Trumpet . Brett Williams – Pianist . Adam Agati – Guitar . Louis Cato – Drummer . Cory Henry – Organ . Keb’ Mo’ – Guitar . Wah Wah Watson – Guitar . Etienne Charles – Trumpet . Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet . Robert Glasper – Keyboards . Lalah Hathaway – Vocals . Chuck D – Rap On (11) . Mocean Worker – Bass On (11) . Ben Hong – Cello On (6)
Production : Produced By Mocean Worker, Marcus Miller
Released On March 16, 2015 By Blue Note.
There are virtually no bumps on Afrodeezia, except perhaps the curious selection of “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” a performance offers little compared to The Temptations’ definitive psychedelic soul rendition from 1972, other than Miller’s always welcome double bass punch (guitar and clarinet). […]
Miller refers to Mr. Williams as one of those rare talents with “technique and soulfulness — just the whole package. There’s usually a trade-off — the technical guys aren’t usually soulful, and vice versa. The king of that is George Benson.” […]
Bassist Miller’s influences run from urban to AfricanSome conservative jazz fans might stay away from him because of that style, but they would be shortchanging themselves. His music provides all the elements good jazz promises. […]