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TOWER OF POWER – EMILIO CASTILLO

HE’S GOT TO FUNKIFIZE Emilio Castillo Sessions with the co-founder-saxophonist of Oakland’s Top Brass. n 1970, news of the debut album from a horn-driven band from Oakland, California spread like honky pox through the USC Marching Band’s trumpet section. Two-year-old Tower of Power’s East Bay Grease was something different in the musical evolution of late […]

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MARCUS MILLER

Tutu Revisited Marcus Miller Afrodeezia Marcus Miller The Ozell Tapes: The Official Bootleg Marcus Miller INTERMISSION: 15 MINUTES WITH… MARCUS MILLER Jazz and funk basics from the omnipresent musician, composer and arranger. n 2006, on assignment from the Long Beach Press-Telegram, I spoke to Marcus Miller, the multi-instrumentalist behind Miles Davis’ landmark ‘Tutu’ recording and

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