La trei ani de la aparitia discului “Afrodeezia” (2015) celebrul basist Marcus Miller va lansa pe 1 iunie 2018, noul album, intitulat “Laid Black”. Discul, distribuit sub egida Blue Note Records, este inregistrat in New York iar invitatii speciali sunt Trombone Shorty, Kirk Whalum, Take Six, Jonathan Butler si Selah Sue. Despre acest material muaicianul a declarat”

“Afrodeezia was like a musical voyage through my history. I followed the journey of my ancestors by collaborating with musicians along the African Slave route – musicians from West Africa, North Africa, South America and the Caribbean. With “Laid Black”, i decided to bring the music right up to the present – using elements from what’s happening in urban music today. So you’ll hear hip-hop, trap, soul, funk, R&B and jazz on this album. The music is calm but also powerful and funky, drawing on the black musical experience.”

Castigator a numeroase premii Grammy ca producator pentru Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chaka Khan si Wayne Shorter si laureat pentru doua albume proprii la categoriile Best R&B si Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Marcus Miller a primit in 2012 titlul de artist UNESCO pentru pace. Este colaborator la peste 500 de albume ce includ nume precum Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Aretha Franklin, Billy Idol, Al Jarreau si Elton John.

Tracklist “Laid Black”:

1. Trip Trap
2. Que Sera Sera (Feat. Selah Sue)
3. 7-T’s (Feat. Trombone Shorty)
4. Sublimity (Bunny’s Dream)
5. Untamed (Feat. Peculiar 3)
6. No Limit
7. Someone To Love
8. Keep ’em Runnin
9. Preacher’s Kid (Feat. Take 6, Kirk Whalum & Alex Han)