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Once again surrounding himself with a stellar cast of musicians ranging from Kenny Garrett on Alto, Michael "Patches" Stewart on the Harmon muted trumpet (ala Miles Davis), Lenny White on Drums and Percussion, Jason Miles wonderful sound programming, Joshua Redman on Tenor Sax, and a smashing vocal by Me'Shell NdegeOcello on "Rush Over", just to name a few on this star-studded album and study in jazz' history and versatility. "Tales" is an attempt to explain the history and experience that IS jazz music. It's quite a successful attempt at that. This sophomore effort by Miller is yet another incredible recording in this journeyman bass players career. I can only hope he releases a "new material" album as soon as possible. My highest recommendation. Five Stars +
This album has the best arrangement of Strange Fruit ever. Haunting, swampy, rainy, hot, southern, bass Clarinet. Has stuck with me for years. This album is pure genius.
There is some serious Bass Clarinet playing on this album. Totally original, funky, R and B, funk, rap, jazz, soul, blues, bass in your face, bass clarinet singing, great guest artists, Bill Cosby, Joe Sample, Miles Davis....
On my short list, if I am stranded on the proverbial Desert Island.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superb musician. Excellent at both bass clarinet and bass guitar. Superb instrumental version of Strange Fruit. Saw Marcus in Concert June 2015. Absolutely delightful! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paul Basha
This has to be one of the best jazz albums ever. I saw Marcus Miller live at Capital Jazz Fest in 1998. He performed Strange Fruit. It brought tears to my eyes.Published 16 months ago by Movie Collector
Marcus Miller... The master of base guitar... Mr. Miller takes jazz to a new level. Why not come to New Orleans? Mr. Miller, u r the best... Enough saidPublished on November 28, 2013 by NikkiT
This is a very Good CD Marcus Miller is talented lots of good stuff on the CD it's a little Funkey. that's a good thingPublished on March 1, 2013 by D. B. Wills
This Album Is One Of His Best Albums Its A Classic If You're A Fan Get It cuz its worth getting. It is highly underrated but I enjoyed every track and the tales from jazz greats a... Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by JohnHank