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Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell first came to prominence as a founding member and Musical Director of Parliament/Funkadelic. While this massively influential super-group was radically altering the course of music, Bernie was radically charting the course of emerging keyboard technology during the golden age of analog synthesis. Among the key ingredients in his sonic stew were perfect pitch and a well-honed facility with the classical canon. A child prodigy who began studying piano at the tender age of three and gave his first public performance just a year later, Worrell wrote his first concerto at age eight and performed with the Washington Symphony Orchestra at ten

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Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders: The Trance Of Seven Colors

Read "The Trance Of Seven Colors" reviewed by Chris May

Producer Bill Laswell gets a bad rap in some quarters, and sometimes he deserves it. During his mid 1980s through mid 1990s purple period, Laswell tended to apply, some would say impose, a one-size-fits-all, avant-rock-and-funk formula across the board to the projects he took on. It was novel and radical and compelling and Laswell assembled a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Soul Sugar: Chase The Light (Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk, and Dub)

Read "Chase The Light (Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk, and Dub)" reviewed by Joe Gatto

Phenomenal French band, Soul Sugar, comes through with what could surely be the best reggae album of 2017--Chase The Light (Excursions in Soul, Reggae, Funk, and Dub). True to its name, this album is full of funky, soulful reggae tunes, and each one has a delightful dub version as well.Keyboard player Guillaume “Gee" Méténier, ...

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Neil Ardley & The New Jazz Orchestra: On The Radio: BBC Sessions 1971

Read "On The Radio: BBC Sessions 1971" reviewed by Roger Farbey

An hour's worth of archival Neil Ardley and the New Jazz Orchestra is always a welcome event since it features the cream of British jazz from the late 1960s, early 70s. But this CD is split into two half hour programmes. The first is a live recording of Neil Ardley conducting the New Jazz Orchestra for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Eternals: Espiritu Zombi

Read "Espiritu Zombi" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Adventurist listeners want more from their music. That's why they venture into jazz, world, and improvised music. If you were a fan of the Talking Heads in the 1970s and 80s, the band's expanded lineup of backing singers and percussionists, plus keyboardist Bernie Worrell and guitarist Adrian Belew propelled the band out of its new wave ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Justin Mullens Pushes The Boundaries Of The French Horn & Offers New Compositions On "The Cornucopiad"

Justin Mullens Pushes The Boundaries Of The French Horn & Offers New Compositions On "The Cornucopiad"

ON BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND RECORDS (MARCH, 2016) “The spirit of the organization is firmly rooted in Brooklyn. All of the members reside there, and they wanted to give a nod to the vitality of its scene."—The Wall Street Journal The Cornucopiad Features The Justin Mullens Octet: Justin Mullens (French Horn), Chris Cheek (Alto Sax & Clarinet), ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Material: Hallucination Engine

Read "Material: Hallucination Engine" reviewed by John Kelman

Material Hallucination EngineAxiom1994 Some albums come along without any real intention other than to be what the are yet, without any fanfare, completely change the possible ways music can be perceived, felt and created by those lucky enough to hear them. Today's Rediscovery is one such album, a record that wasn't ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond

Read "Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond" reviewed by Doug Collette

By all accounts, Warren Haynes is known to be an upbeat forward-thinking individual. In this recent conversation however, he is borderline ebullient. And why not? Last October he aided immeasurably in bringing the forty-five year career of the Allman Brothers Band to a spectacular close. By the time of that historic appearance at New York's Beacon ...

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Jessi Teich Bares Her "Twisted Soul" On Stylish Crossover Record With A Jazz Spinal Cord, Paris-recorded Album Twisted Soul

Jessi Teich Bares Her "Twisted Soul" On Stylish Crossover Record With A Jazz Spinal Cord, Paris-recorded Album Twisted Soul

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Commonly considered an old blues, jazz, and soul singer-songwriter trapped in a young woman’s body, 10-time international songwriting award-winner Jessi Teich (pronounced TEACH) brings a pop sensibility to her stylish new album, Twisted Soul, recorded in jny: Paris and due March 3rd, 2015 on Madame Freak Records. Twisted Soul is the latest chapter ...

Elevation: The Upper Air

Label: M.o.d. Technologies
Released: 2014
Track listing: In a Silent Way; I’d Rather Be With You; Alabama; Good Bye Pork Pie Hat; Light On Water; Ooh Child; Samba Pa Ti; Realm of Sight; I Wanna Go Outside In the Rain; Wings; Redemption Song.


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