14 June 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Taking up the electric bass in his teens, Millers early musical experience came from the New York soul scene. Flautist Bobbi Humphrey gave him his first serious work in the jazz idiom in 1977, which was quickly followed by a tour with Lenny Whites group. Becoming competent on an impressive number of instruments, Millers reputation grew in the New York studio world. By 1980, he had recorded for Bob James, Grover Washington Jnr. , Roberta Flack, and Aretha Franklin. In 1980, he joined Miles Davis, but left after two years for the financial lure of session work, producing and playing on several albums for David Sanborn. The second and more important period of Millers relationship with Davis began in 1986, when he played almost every instrument and wrote most of the music for Tutu, Davis first album for Warner Brothers Records. Davis had never before given away so much artistic control, but must...
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