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Marcus Miller – A Night In Monte-Carlo

Monte-Carlo, glittering metropolis in the Principality of Monaco, is the center of European richness, elegance and laissez-faire. This magical dream world is the exceptional location of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival, an event of its own. The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra has a rich history of important premieres and a reputation for continuing high quality under a succession of great conductors.

On November 29, 2008 the miracle took place. Bass virtuoso Marcus Miller performed with the Monacan orchestra an amazing night in the Salle Garnier at the Monte-Carlo Opera House. “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.

The event starts with Blast! The oriental flavored tune from Miller’s album Marcus is enriched with a mighty orchestral sound. With his symphonic arrangement Marcus Miller opens the wide world of the orient featuring the spectacular impression of another culture. Marcus excels on his bass with breathtaking fingerings.

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Marcus Miller – A Night In Monte-Carlo

Marcus Miller captures a once in a lifetime evening on new live recording. Known For His Captivating Live Shows, Bassist/Producer/Composer Triumphs On A Night In Monte-Carlo – Features Special Guests Roy Hargrove and Raul Midón

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.

A Night In Monte-Carlo (CJA-32660-02) will be released February 1, 2011 on Concord Jazz, a division of the Concord Music Group. 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. Continue reading