3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2011
I have never, before, bought a CD without a track list or any other details.
My present desire for all Marcus Miller offerings made me take the plunge with this. Well worth the risk !! Studio quality sound.
track list : 1. Panther 2. Scoop 3. Steveland 4. Rampage 5.Tutu 6. Ju Ju
Marcus Miller Bass,
Kenny Garrett Sax, Michael Stewart trumpet,
Bernhard Wright & Morris Pleasure Keyboards
and Poogie Bell on Drums.
Total time : 50:47
I'll be amazed if anyone gives less than 5 stars !!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2012
This a very tipical Marcus Miller live set from the late 1990s, similar infact to the "live more" album from 1997, albeit missing the legendery Hiram Bullock on guitar. (Note: the sleeve of the album erroneously says its from 1988, which it can't be as Miles was still alive then so MM wouldn't be performing Tutu solo at this time... and the track Panther wasn't even released till 1993! I would guess that's a typo and this is a 1998 gig).
The palying is excellent as you would expect; Poogie Bell gets in a suitably funky groove and Kenny Garrett and "Patches" Stewart are their usual excellent selves, with strong solos. The whole live vibe definitely adds to the occasionally slightly sterile feel of the studio versions of these tracks. Choosing a standout track is difficult, as there is nothing bad here... Personally I like Ju-Ju as it is reminiscent of the great 1980's Sanborn band with MM and Hiram Bulock; Garret's tone on alto is more bebop than Sanborn's , but the feel is still soulful and funky.
If you like MM, then you'll like this... If you havent heard MM, get out from under that rock; this is as good a place as any to start!