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Soul & Funk

Artist Reactions to Bernie Worrell’s passing

The world just got a whole lot less funkier with the sad loss of legendary P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell who passed today at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer. The “Wizard of Woo”, king of funky keys is one more of the musical legends we have lost …

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Jazz

Gone but not Forgotten: Paul Bley (1932-2016)

Another Jazz Giant has passed and this one truly hits close to home. Pianist Paul Bley founded the Jazz Workshop in Montreal, performing and recording with the likes of Charlie Parker and Lester Young. In 1953, he conducted for the Charles Mingus and His Orchestra album the same year Mingus …

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Jazz

Tribute to Idris Muhammad (1939-2014)

Drummer Idris Muhammad was truly a musical giant. If many other legends have excelled or innovated, it usually involved a particular genre of music. Not many can be found to have explored so many styles of Jazz let alone Soul, Funk, R-n-B, Rock and various New-Orleans styles to their repertoire. Many …

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