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A Night in Monte Carlo

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Bassist, producer, composer, and all-around musician Marcus Miller has been a student and a leader, a creator and an interpreter, a master and a mentor in the art form of music - from his teen years to the present - with many more miles to go before he sleeps...a profound past paving the way to an as yet unfathomable future. Marcus continues this legacy with A Night in Monte-Carlo, a live audio document of an amazing concert he was commissioned to perform on November 29, 2008 in the "rich man's playground" of Monaco - a performance of music of his choice, much of it from his pen, featuring his arrangements for symphony orchestra. It features Marcus leading both his quartet and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, with special guests: trumpeter Roy Hargrove as well as singer, songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón. "I was invited by Jean-René Palacio, the Artistic Director for the principality of Monaco to present some of my music with the orchestra on the French Riviera," Marcus recalls. No stranger to the area, as he has performed there many times AND played there on his downtime as a race car buff during the Grand Prix, Marcus relished the opportunity of sharing his music in the breathtaking and intimate 600-seat Monte-Carlo Opera House.

"The ceiling and every wall beneath is adorned with the most unbelievable murals," Marcus marvels. "The setting was gorgeous." More amazing were the fabulous musicians of the symphony. "The Monte-Carlo Orchestra was very hip. They were enthusiastic about my music and understood right away the sound I was trying to get," Marcus enthuses. "After the first day of rehearsal, they all lined up to shake my hand! That put me totally at ease and made this the most satisfying experience I've ever had with a symphony. My band and the orchestra became good friends over those three days of rehearsal."

The repertoire for A Night in Monte-Carlo covers nearly a century of music - from two styles of opera to jazz, including a contemporized, spiritual and a timeless ballad. The program opened with a BANG with "Blast!" the GRAMMY-nominated Middle Eastern-tinged instrumental of futuristic world fusion funk that has been begging for a symphonic treatment since it was birthed on his ninth album, Marcus (2008). Not knowing what to expect, the audience was taken by surprise when the huge sounds of the orchestra and quartet filled the Opera House with this musical Molotov cocktail.

Since this recording was made in 2008, Marcus has presented A Night In Monte-Carlo with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic featuring Lalah Hathaway and Raul Midón for the 50th Anniversary of Jazz a Juan in the summer of 2010, and more recently at the Tokyo Jazz Festival with the NHK Symphony Orchestra featuring Roberta Flack and young trumpeter, Christian Scott. He has tailored each program to include his special guests and plans to continue to do so with various artists for upcoming shows.

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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Jazz
  • ASIN: B004DURSBC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,756 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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picked this CD up in a music shop in Ginza area. this was issued by Victor of Japan.
this is one of Miller's best. the music is rich, with diversity and depth.
from Miller's own Blast! to brasilian samba, from Miles to Jimmy Dorsey all interpreted with great intelligence.
the orchestral backing by Philharmonic Monte Carlo adds dimension and richness of the overall presentation.
i don't buy many CDs especially given today's economy.
however, after listened to the entire CD at the shop twice,
i decided to make some sacrifice and put down my hard earned $30.
thanks to Victor which always delivers high quality jazz.
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The album this album reminds me of most is Chuck Mangione's "Friends and Love" back in 1971. Like this work, that one was a live show backed by a full orchestra--the one in my home town of Rochester NY. In this case, we get the Monte Carlo Philharmonic backing Marcus. From the very first track, this album telegraphs the fact that this show is not going to be just another funk jazz gig. Even though album after album of that particular genre is why I'm a steady fan of Marcus' and I've been one since his work with Miles Davis. Enough that seeing the name and album title on a Jazziz sampler disc was enough to send me over here on a search for it. I'm not going to go through a wearying track-by-track analysis that only duplicates some other customer's effort, but the opener "Blast" shows Marcus shares with Zeppelin's Jimmy Page a solid interest in North African tonalities and scaling. Add that to the slap and near-slap sound we're used to from him and you've got a whole 'nother "fusion" sound connected with jazz. Another standout is Gershwin's "I Love You Porgy" as a statement that Marcus may have a sound that might draw a few hip hop fans, but he also knows jazz was invented well before his generation. I mean, just for grins, I wouldn't mind hearing him tackle a Dixieland song. And of course later on in this album we get one of those masterpieces from his Miles era--"Amandla", another indicator that The Man's signature trumpet chops were so essential to Marcus when he wrote the number that he used a guy who could handle them here--Patches Stewart. No, this album isn't live versions of stuff from "The Sun Don't Lie" or "Tales". But what you're getting here is a different sound--Marcus Miller going for a BIG sound.
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I'm a big Marcus fan, see him live whenever he's nearby. This one was quite interesting with the symphony accompaniment. I prefer Marcus my man a bit grittier buy, hey, a bit of innovation goes a long way.

Buy it, you'll like it!!
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The artistic genius of Marcus Miller sweeps through the nine tracks from the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival on November 29, 2008, which features his quartet and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, along with special guests Roy Hargrove (trumpet) and Raul Midón (vocals, guitar).

The opening gems - "Blast!," "So What," "State of Mind," "I Loves You Porgy," "Amandla" - deliver the elements of funk, hip-hop and pop, with a strong vibe from Miles Davis lighting the stage. The closing superfecta of "I'm Glad There is You," "Medley: O Mio Babbino Caro/Mas Que Nada," "Your Amazing Grace" and "Strange Fruit" are built on orchestral textures that are enhanced by the sharp, studio-like mix and production.

For nearly 40 years, Miller has been refining his work as a composer, arranger, producer and musician. This special performance brings renewed focus and appreciation to his amazing career.
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I have followed the work of Marcus Miller since the late 1970s. He is one of the greatest musicians ever and as had a tremendous impact on my quality of life. He can continue to reinterpret and reexamine the work of Miles, his writings for Miles and others, as well as his solo work for as long as he lives. It will always be fresh.
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Listen to this CD for a couple of months and prompted me to write a review. The collaboration of an orchestra with a incredible rhythm section satisfied the need of the mind/soul with a wave of some of the best music heard in quite a while. (Stanton Moore being an exception)

I have turned on some people to this music and keep receiving thanks you's. Great stuff!
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Marcus Miller: The ONLY Artist I can consistently expect to still be playing when I get back in the car when my wife has been driving at length! I was reminded of this album when I was looking for a Christmas present for my pastor, who happens to be a phenomenal bass player. Long story short, he already had it, it ended up on my wish list and subsequently among my presents. We put in A Night In Monte Carlo for our annual pilgrimage across California on Christmas afternoon. That was over two weeks and a thousand miles ago. I've been sick and laid up in the house most of that time (including the trip home). Marcus is still playing... And at least during one of the few times when I was both in the car and conscious I heard my wife say, most appropriately, "That's just sick!"

Marcus and the Band plus Roy Hargrove & Raul Midon AND the Orchestra.
Plenty of nasty and tasty improv. Interwoven are some sick unison lines that carry so much force with the weight of Marcus' Bass (capitalized intentionally) the band and orchestra. Stanky, quirky, butter smooth, lyrical, haunting, jaw-dropping, ruthless, beautiful, funky....SIQUE! In all it's a work of art, a master class in multiple bass techniques and arrangement, composition, orchestration, interpretation...AND great for DATE NIGHT!

Granted my wife is musical, but not nearly the funk/fusion head that I am. I play a lot of "musician music" around the house and in the car, Yellowjackets, Karizma, Ricky Peterson, George Benson, Miles, Trane... But I only expect Marcus to still be playing when I get back to the car.
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