North Sea Jazz Cruise episode 1: Captain Marcus

North Sea Jazz Festival 2007

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Marcus Miller
William Miller
David Sanborn — Saxophonist
Kirk Whalum — Tenor/saxophonist
Dj Logic
James Carter — Clarinetist, flutist, saxophonist
Keith Anderson — Guitarist, singer
Poogie Bell — Drummer
Dean Brown — Guitarist
Grégoire Maret — Harmonica
Bobby Sparks — Organist
Patches Stewart — Trumpeter
Michael Lazaroff

Program notes

Welcome to the first installment of this four parts documentary by Patrick Savey, on board the 2007 North Sea Jazz Festival boat! We set sail in the company of bass great and jazz fusion legend Marcus Miller with a superb concert, during this journey across the North Sea. Between two energetic pieces, Marcus Miller sits down for fascinating interviews and evokes his mentors: Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and many more...

With spicy anecdotes about these giants' instrumental techniques, their personal history and impact on the jazz world as a whole, Miller allows us to grasp the essence of these musicians. His insights into the philosphical dimension of their artistic journey is enriched by excerpts from concerts by the great Marcus Miller Band in an adventure that will captivate the viewer from beginning to end, and it is only the first episode!

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Directed by:
Patrick Savey
Production date: 2008
Production: Zycopolis Productions/Mezzo/Trace TV