Jazz

Marcus Miller "Afrodeezia" in Paris

Olympia 2016

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Cast

Marcus Miller — Bandleader, Bass guitarist, bass-clarinet, singer, guembri

Alex Han — Alto saxophonist, Soprano/saxophonist

Renaud Gensane — Trumpeter

Brett Williams — Electric keyboard

Alex Bailey — Drummer

Mamadou Cherif Soumano — Indian percussion

Hervé Samb — Guitarist

Adhil Mirghani — Percussionist

Alune Wade — Bass guitarist, singer

Aziz Sahmaoui — Percussionist, singer, N'goni

Adama Bilorou — Djembe

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Bassist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and producer Marcus Miller rose to fame during the eighties with his work alongside Miles Davis, notably composing the latter's Tutu album, one of the jazz legend's greatest successes. A prolific career ensued, during which Miller completed close to 500 recordings, working with such musicians as Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones, David Sanborn, Elton John, and Aretha Franklin.

Appointed UNESCO's artist for peace in 2013, Marcus Miller has dedicated his work to the search for his African roots and, in 2015, released his Afrodeezia album. In this concert at Paris's famed Olympia concert hall, he presents songs from this album in an exhilarating and emotional musical journey through Mali, Brazil, and New Orleans...

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