First Listen: Byron Miller finds "Love On The Run"

(April 29, 2021) There’s a reason they call him “Psychobass.” Byron Miller grew up in Detroit, listening to James Jamerson, Larry Graham and other all time R&B bass greats, and loved them so much that he taught himself to play. And by the time he was a teenager, he had become a special kind of player, landing a featured spot on George Duke’s song “Reach For It” when he was only 17.

What followed was an A-List career working with such legends as Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Santana, and more than a decade and a half with Luther Vandross.  

(April 29, 2021) There’s a reason they call him “Psychobass.” Byron Miller grew up in Detroit, listening to James Jamerson, Larry Graham and other all time R&B bass greats, and loved them so much that he taught himself to play. And by the time he was a teenager, he had become a special kind of player, landing a featured spot on George Duke’s song “Reach For It” when he was only 17.

What followed was an A-List career working with such legends as Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Santana, and more than a decade and a half with Luther Vandross.  

Now, several discs into his own solo career, Byron is still putting out music defined by his one-of-a-kind bass playing. And his new single, “Love On The Run,” is a tasty mix of funk and the kind of jazzy R&B that made the 70s such an explosively creative period of growth for black music. With help from Walter Beasley, Miller has created a song worthy of the legacy of Duke, Hancock and Roy Ayers, all driven by that funky Psychobass.

That “Love On The Run” hits the spot so perfectly is a sign of just how much we miss a regular diet of this kind of music. Check it out below and enjoy.

By Chris Rizik

Byron Miller feat. Walter Beasley
"Love On The Run"

 
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