Bass superstar Marcus Miller takes jazz to the next level with new album Laid Black, incorporating elements of trap, hip-hop, R&B and gospel into his sound.
In a career stretching back to the 1970s, Miller has worked with a hit list of the past half century of musical movers and shakers, including Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Dizzy Gillespie and Eric Clapton – and was the producer and collaborator on Miles Davis’ brilliant final albums.
Miller’s powerful, boundary-breaking jazz-funk bass playing, his pursuit of discovering and working with young talent, and his force-of-nature live performances all make him a major inspiration to the next jazz generation.
The multi-instrumentalist behind storming solo release Ley Lines, Emma-Jean Thackray opens the show with her band Walrus. One of the hottest names in new UK jazz, she has composed for London Symphony Orchestra and regularly fills club dancefloors with her genre-defying music.