Purple Diary

[June 27 2016]

Rest in Peace Bernie Worrell (1944 – 2016)

The legendary keyboardist, songwriter and co-founder of Parliament-Funkadelic Bernie Worrell has died at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer.

“When the synthesizers came about, my having been brought up classically and knowing a full range of orchestra, tympanis and everything, I knew how it sounded and what it felt like. So, if I’m playing a horn arrangement on keyboard, or strings, it sounds like strings or horns, ’cause I know how to phrase it, how a string phrases, different attacks from the aperture for horns, trumpets, sax or trombones.”Bernie Worrell

Photo Chikashi Suzuki

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