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Bernie Worrell: Elevation: The Upper Air

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Alert Manfred Eicher, somebody has stolen one of his pianists! Certainly in a blindfold test, most listeners would mistake Elevation: The Upper Air for a release by ECM Records, probably identifying the pianist as Marcin Wasilewski or Tord Gustavsen before ever guessing it was by one of the founders of Parliament/Funkadelic, Bernie Worrell. But there it is. Gasp. A solo acoustic piano outing by the keyboardist that fueled the music of George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Rolling Stones, Talking ...

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Three Views of Jazz Piano: Bernie Worrell, Christian Jacob, Andrew Litton

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Here are three well-recorded solo piano recitals by three very different pianists playing three equally different jazz repertoires. In spite of these apparent differences, the three artists approach their material in a similarly spacious way. The results are encouraging. Bernie Worrell Elevation: The Upper Air M.O.D. Technologies 2014 There are a couple of things going on in this release. First, this is the first solo piano recording by ...