M²

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by Marcus Miller
     
 

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Marcus Miller continues to display his multi-instrument virtuosity with , and while the order of the day is still smooth jazz, there's more of a soulful R&B edge than the majority of his previous work. It also features an all-star cast that includes Herbie Hancock, Branford

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Marcus Miller continues to display his multi-instrument virtuosity with , and while the order of the day is still smooth jazz, there's more of a soulful R&B edge than the majority of his previous work. It also features an all-star cast that includes Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, Raphael Saadiq, Paul Jackson, Jr., and Lenny White among others. While it's not his most impressive work ever, fans will find plenty of chops to whet their appetite, and yet again it proves Miller to be one of the most talented smooth jazz artists on the scene.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408353420
catalogNumber:
83534
Rank:
45321

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marcus Miller   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Vocoder,Wurlitzer
Djavan   Vocals,scat
Hiram Bullock   Guitar
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Hubert Laws   Flute,Soloist
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone
Lenny White   Percussion,Synthesizer Bass
Bernard Wright   Organ,fender rhodes
Maceo Parker   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Poogie Bell   Drums
Chaka Khan   Vocals
Mino Cinelu   Percussion
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Kenny Garrett   Alto Saxophone
David Isaac   Triangle,Overdubs,cowbell
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Branford Marsalis   Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Leroy Taylor   Synthesizer Bass
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Raphael Saadiq   Vocals
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Paul Mitchell   Engineer
Enrico DePaoli   Engineer
David Isaac   Producer,Water Effects
Marcus Miller   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Charles Harrison   String Copyist,String Transcription
Jack Frisch   Art Direction
Khaliq-O-Vision   Engineer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grammy Award winning album M^2 (M Squared) which was released in the summer of 2001 is an excellent album for jazz/r&b listeners and especially for bassists. Marcus Miller is undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best bassist today. He also plays sax and bass clarinet on his albums and live shows. Marcus Miller¿s style is a fusion of funk, hip-hop, jazz and rock. His slap-funk style is what influences and inspires many of today¿s bassists. The Marcus Miller band also features drummer Poogie Bell. Together, this rhythm section seduces listeners to groove to the rhythm. ¿M Sqaured¿ can be considered the best Marcus Miller album to date. The blend of elements of funk and jazz really attracts listeners. Marcus Miller¿s compositions have come a long way from his earlier albums. ¿Power,¿ ¿Boomerang,¿ and ¿Nikki¿s Groove¿ are a few of the excellent tracks on this album. However, undoubtedly the best song on this album is ¿Power.¿ Marcus¿ improvisation along with Poogie laying down the rhythm behind the beat show¿s the musicianship of Marcus along with the other studio musicians. ¿M Squared¿ is an album where you can¿t go wrong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good songs, muziciens and instrumentation e.g. clarinet basso and flute does together wonderfull color.