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Miller was born in 1959 and raised in a musical family that includes his father, William Miller (a church organist and choir director) and jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. By 13, Marcus was proficient on clarinet, piano and bass guitar, and already writing songs. Two years later he was working regularly in New York City, eventually playing bass and writing music for jazz flautist Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith. Miller soon became a first call session musician, gracing well over 500 albums, a short list of which includes Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Mariah Carey, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Grover Washington Jr., Donald Fagen, Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J, Me’shell Ndegé Ocello and Flavio Sala.

Between 1988 and 1990 he appeared in the first season and again toward the end as both the musical director and also as the house band bass player in the Sunday Night Band during the two seasons of the acclaimed music performance program Sunday Night on NBC late-night television. It was this show that debut is incredible slap version of Teen Town. Overwhelmed with response from this performance Marcus decided to put it on the album.

Teen Town is from the album The Sun Don’t Lie, released in 1993, belonging to the jazz rock genre. The album was dedicated to Miles Davis. Teen Town originally written by Jaco Pastorius.

With this Transcription i have tried to get close to what Marcus played Exactly. I came into some trouble after the Solo. It plays out the solo break with some crazy Slap improv. I’ve tried to get close but i realise at this point it might be slightly wrong.

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