Bass virtuoso Marcus Miller is to hit the road with his band this autumn/ winter for his "Tutu Revisited" World tour.
Surely one of the busiest session musicians in the world, the multi Grammy-winning bass-master has just finished a tour with bass super-group "SMV", which features Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten - now that's possibly more "bass for ya face", than even Flava Flav can handle [yeah, boyeee! -Ed]
Dubbed the "Tutu Revisited" tour, the tour will feature the music of Miles Davis' 1986 album 'Tutu' - produced by and featuring Marcus, who composed the majority of the songs on the album. Being that it was a Miles Davis album, the personnel reads like a who's who of the great-and-good of the jazz world, featuring (my fave drummer) Omar Hakim, George Duke, Bernard Wright, Michał Urbaniak, ubiquitous percussionist Paulinho da Costa and (of course) Miles and Marcus.
Never one slow to adopt technology in either his music, or otherwise, Marcus has not missed the Twitter train and you can catch his tweets at www.twitter.com/MarcusMiller959 .
The "Tutu Revisited" tour starts in Sendai, Japan on 9th September, finishing (currently) in Paris on 21st December - featuring as part of the "North Sea Jazz Festival" in-between. The all-important date for people from the green and pleasant(ish) land of Britain is 22nd November where Marcus and band will be at the Barbican for the (currently) solitary UK date - which forms part of the London Jazz Festival. Tickets start from just £10 and are available directly from the Barbican (www.barbican.org.uk).
The exact personnel for the tour is yet to be announced, but the UK date will feature former Level 42 drummer Gary Husband and New Orleans jazz trumpeter Christian Scott.