BERNIE WORRELL

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George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell, Jr. (born April 19, 1944) is an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Worrell was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. A musical prodigy, he learned to play the piano by age three and wrote a concerto at age eight. He went on to study at Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music. As a college student around 1970, Worrell played with a group called Chubby & The Turnpikes (later to be known as Tavares). The drummer in that band was Joey Kramer, who left in October, 1970, to be a founding member of the rock band Aerosmith. He then met George Clinton, then the
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BERNIE WORRELL All the Woo in the World album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
All the Woo in the World
Funk 1978
BERNIE WORRELL Funk of Ages album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Funk of Ages
Funk 1990
BERNIE WORRELL Blacktronic Science album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blacktronic Science
Funk 1993
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Pieces of Woo: The Other Side
Funk 1993
BERNIE WORRELL Free Agent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free Agent
Funk 1997
BERNIE WORRELL Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors ‎: True DAT!! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors ‎: True DAT!!
Funk 2002
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Improvisczario
Fusion 2007
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Standards
Eclectic Fusion 2011
BERNIE WORRELL Elevation (The Upper Air) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Elevation (The Upper Air)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2013
BERNIE WORRELL Retrospectives album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Retrospectives
Funk 2016

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BERNIE WORRELL Live From Woo-Rope Spring '97 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Woo-Rope Spring '97
Funk 1997
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Live
Funk 1999
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Phantom Sound Clash Cut-Up Method: Two
Eclectic Fusion 2014

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Stranger: Bernie Worrell On Earth
Funk 2007

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BERNIE WORRELL Retrospectives

Album · 2016 · Funk
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When you think of 70s keyboard heroes who manned giant stacks of futuristic keyboards and synthesizers while mixing their jazz and classical training with the rock and RnB sounds of the day, names like Chick Corea, Keith Emerson and Herbie Hancock all come to mind. No doubt those were the names that topped all the keyboard player polls year after year back then, but there was another artist who did all the same things, but his name slipped under the radar, and that keyboardist is the ultra creative Bernie Worrell. Possibly because Bernie worked behind the huge shadows of larger than life characters like George Clinton and Bootsie Collins, in the various P-funk ensembles (Parliament, Funkadelic etc), that Bernie did not get the notice he deserved. Still, if you listen to those old P-funk tracks, no one contributes more than Bernie, and P-funk’s hugely elaborate arrangements would not have been possible without someone with Bernie’s training and classical background.

After leaving P-funk, Bernie has continued to work as a sideman with artists like Bill Laswell, Buckethead, various Talking Heads, Govt Mule, Les Claypool and others in the jam band scene. Worrell occasionally records as a leader, but he still does not grab a lot of attention, maybe its because his albums as a leader are not as strong as his contributions as a sideman. His latest release, “Retrospectives”, may be a good example of this. The premise behind “Retrospectives” sounds very promising at first, basically this is an album on which Bernie re-visits some of his favorite P-funk tracks and records instrumental versions of those tracks. To any long time Worrell and P-funk fan this is an exciting idea, but unfortunately the album does not come through as strongly as you wish it could. Some tracks are okay, but others are fairly lackluster.

Probably the biggest problem with this album is that it sounds like Worrell covered everything by himself. The drum tracks are not strong, nor is the production. An over reliance on ‘silly’ synthesizer sounds from the exotica era also becomes tedious and overbearing after a while. Many of these songs could use a little breathing room from all the persistent synthesizers. Overall this album sounds like a fun hobby home project, not the keyboard powerhouse it could have been. Possibly Worrell could get a good producer like Bill Laswell involved, and a real drummer, and these tracks could get a better life.

Despite the problems, there are some good tracks on here, “You Hit the Nail on the Head” is played reggae style with a melodica lead, and perennial favorite, “Flashlight”, is cloaked in string synth arrangements that Beethoven would be proud of. Possibly the two strongest tracks come at the end with “Balance” featuring a stronger drum sound and less synth clutter and “The Moment”, a punchy Prince style synth-rocker with the best production on the whole album. There are enough good moments on “Retrospectives” to make it worthwhile to Bernie Worrell fans, but you have to wonder what this would have sounded like if more time had been taken.

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