Saturday, July 2, 2016
Bernie Worrell: 10 Essential Tracks From the P-Funk Keyboardist (Rolling Stone)
One of the most wildly innovative and technically dazzling musicians in pop music history, Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell was like "Jimi Hendrix on the keyboards," according to one-time bandmate Bootsy Collins, and that's not a hyperbolic estimation. A classical-music child prodigy who attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard, Worrell's journey to the funk began by hanging around George Clinton's Newark, New Jersey barbershop. By his early 20s, he was a full-fledged P-Funkateer, and soon became de facto musical director, organizing and orchestrating the anarchic collective's sprawling jams and riffs into iconic compositions and performances.
Read more @ Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/bernie-worrell-10-essential-tracks-from-the-p-funk-keyboardist-20160624#ixzz4Cn97Y5Kc