BERNIE WORRELL

Improvisczario

2007-09-17

Yeah…read THAT title 5x fast. I get this guy’s taste, and I like it, however not everyone will. This is definitely jazz, but very mixed up and drawn out. This funk, rock, jazz album of instrumentals is grounded by Bernie Worrell’s keys, from baby grand to Wurlitzer to B-3 to Clavinet to Celeste (muted) Piano, and bring this record to as diverse a place as a keyboard album can go. Coming from Worrell, this is not a surprise. Probably best known as A-list synthesizer player for “P-Funk” and also the “Talking Heads,” this guy has been everywhere. Most of this album is Worrell putting a group together, picking out an instrument, and playing live over their improvisation, which makes for a fun experiment in Jazz to say the least. -Pete

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