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Aug 12
2012

Marcus Miller - Renaissance

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Marcus Miller’s Renaissance includes 8 richly inspired original compositions with inspired interpretations of songs by WAR, Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5, Ivan Lins and more.

A generation is roughly defined as a period of about 30 years. 30 years ago -- in the early '80s - America was rolling with Ronald Reagan at the wheel and his conservative "back to family values" tenets, a similar traditionalism was also being adopted by several prominent up-and-coming jazz musicians. While most of the then-young flock was looking back, Marcus Miller was looking ahead. By the middle of that decade in 1986, Marcus - the musician, composer and producer - was at the helm of one of the most impactful modern jazz masterpieces of the era with some futuristic roots music he composed for the legendary Miles Davis entitled Tutu.

Now with Renaissance in 2012,

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