02/24/14 By Antje Huebner
Bernie Worrell's First Ever Solo Piano CD Released On M.O.D. Technologies
Elevation, The Upper Air
Bernie Worrell, keyboard legend, founding member and essential collaborator / composer / arranger in George Clintonʼs Parliament/Funkadelic, has worked with an extremely diverse array of artists -Talking Heads, Bootsy Collins, The Rolling Stones, Lee ”Scratch” Perry, Black Uhuru, Fela Kuti, Burning Spear, Pharoah Sanders, Buddy Guy, Sly & The Family Stone, Mos Def, Albert King, Sly & Robbie, etc. He is among the most influential and emulated electronic keyboardists in modern music. His synthesizer work defined 80ʼs and 90ʼs West Coast Hip Hop and is still recognized in the pop hits of today. Elevation is his first solo acoustic creation. Intimate, personal, atmospheric and touching, a humble statement which is both vulnerable and child-like. Songs and themes appear as flashbacks and memories, some accessible, some subconscious; they are based on motifs by John Coltrane, Joe Zawinul, Bob Marley, Carlos Santana, Charles Mingus and others. Featured are delicate impressions of classic soul music from his own history and three original ambient soundscapes - all delivered with his signature hand.
Produced by legendary iconoclast, Bill Laswell, with original artwork by Japanʼs modern master Shinro Ohtake.
1. In a Silent Way
2. I'd Rather Be With You
4. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
5. Light On Water
6. Ooh Child
7. Samba Pa Ti
8. Realm of Sight
9. I Wanna Go Outside In the Rain
11. Redemption Song
AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW.
ABOUT THE LABEL - M.O.D. Technologies - revealing light on the development of new sound experiences in material culture. A multi-directional music / sound / information system. Initiated in 2010 by bassist / producer Bill Laswell and Giacomo Bruzzo, co-founder of the progressive / future music label Rare Noise. M.O.D. - A futuristic hybrid of music exploration - dub / dub step / reggae / world / africa / drum'n'bass / mutant hip hop / avant metal / experimental / vocal music / instrumental / DJ culture and much more. M.O.D. resumes and continues the legacy of AXIOM, the timeless imprint established in 1989 by Bill Laswell with Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records http://www.mod-technologies.com
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