Stuff in the Air That Came Out of Speakers Today #38

Bernie Worrell, Retrospectives (Purple WOO)

His final album, new this year. Had to hear it. Shout-outs to Bill Laswell helping with the production. And any new piece of Pedro Bell art is worth keeping in the collection.

Still …

I’d be lying if I claimed it was anything but very minor. Worrell on scads of kebds. and drummer Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II are the only players on these instrumental reworks of Worrell classics (with one new tune). This results in a too-relentless focus on Worrell’s soloing.

Funktastic exception: fully reimagined version of “You Hit the Nail on the Head” (formerly lost on America Eats Its Young):

 

Happiest minutes of the whole day …

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