Marcus Miller + Ashley Henry
LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Returning to London for the first time since his storming Afrodeezia show in 2015 – ‘the emotional peaks at times reached the ecstatic’ (Financial Times) - the master composer, bassist and leader brings a brand new set – the latest statement from a jazz hero for the 21st century.
In a career stretching back to the 70s, Marcus Miller has worked with a hit list of the past half century’s musical movers and shakers, from Aretha Franklin to Luther Vandross, from Dizzy Gillespie to Wayne Shorter, from Eric Clapton to Donald Fagen – and, crucially, was the producer and collaborator on Miles Davis’ brilliant final albums.
Now, he’s become a major inspiration to the next jazz generation, and a live performer who simply takes the audience’s breath away.
PASQUALE STRIZZI - keyboards
MARQUIS HILL trumpet
ALEX HAN - saxophone
ALEX BAILEY - drums
MARCUS MILLER - bass
'We're going to be playing music from my entire career as well as a couple of previews from my NEXT album which is coming out in the spring. Can't wait to get back to London! (Marcus)
Opening set from Ashley Henry - one of a new generation of musicians that have been raised with a wide range of influences; his listening and visual styles range from Sinead Harnett and Digital Underground to ZuZu and Margot Fonteyn.
Mix of cool funk with edge-of-seat jazz sizzled with energy