9 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Laid Black, Miles Davis' former bassist Marcus Miller keeps the grooves strong and straightforward while adding dollops of Hammond organ, scorching guitar, and varied horns. His virtuosic electric bass, with its metallic-yet-warm tone, is in the foreground throughout, whether on the tour de force “Trip Trap” (recorded live) or the sensitive, swaying “Someone to Love.” Miller's bass clarinet work, too, is mesmerizing on the closing waltz “Preacher’s Kid.” Belgian vocalist Selah Sue, on “Que Sera Sera,” helps bring a downtempo funk sensibility to a classic old ballad.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Laid Black, Miles Davis' former bassist Marcus Miller keeps the grooves strong and straightforward while adding dollops of Hammond organ, scorching guitar, and varied horns. His virtuosic electric bass, with its metallic-yet-warm tone, is in the foreground throughout, whether on the tour de force “Trip Trap” (recorded live) or the sensitive, swaying “Someone to Love.” Miller's bass clarinet work, too, is mesmerizing on the closing waltz “Preacher’s Kid.” Belgian vocalist Selah Sue, on “Que Sera Sera,” helps bring a downtempo funk sensibility to a classic old ballad.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
Maestro 5 ,

Can't Wait

Anything Marcus does is Great he is the Miles of our time, all his songs bring a smile to your face and the songs can be played over and over without getting tired of hearing them. Can't wait for this albium!

Patric101 ,

Where you From, BROOKLYN FINEST

At his best still, this new album is Laid black Blue Black!!!

J Roe H ,

Diverse and Dilectable

Great combination of sounds from this genius bassist with an extraordinary variety of music. Take 6 and Kirk Whalum add a brilliant gospel touch. Every cut on this album is a total keeper - - you will not be disappointed. Didn't think I could still be inspired but this wonderful collection did it. Stunning.

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