Tag: Bootsy Collins

  • Stanley Clarke

    A seminal architect of jazz fusion with Return to Forever, Stanley Clarke played an instrumental role in bringing the bass out front with his classic solo album School Days. Referred to as “The Michael Jordan of the bass,” he is literally a professor at Funk University, the online school spearheaded by Bootsy Collins. His varied […]

  • ‘Icons of Funk’

    Although none of the titular “Icons of Funk” playing tonight’s showcase are, say, George Clinton or Bootsy Collins, each has played his part in the evolution of the music for different generations. The combo consists of Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli, who has played funk since the ’60s, trombonist Fred Wesley, who has sat in with […]

  • Bootsy Collins

    Everybody’s favorite starry-eyed funky bassist, the 60-year-old Bootsy Collins, will be stretchin’ out his band’s elastic music tonight, 35 years after he released his first solo album. Still funky after all these years, in 2011 he put out his 13th such release, The Funk Capital of the World, which featured guest spots by Snoop Dogg, […]

  • Snoop Dogg

    The legend of Snoop Dogg seems to have usurped Snoop Dogg at this point: his personality has long been a bigger draw than his art. He recently released his 11th solo shot, Doggumentary, which featured guest appearances by Kanye, Bootsy Collins, and Willie Nelson–which, for any other artist, would be an Mars-blowing-up event. But it […]

  • The GrooveGrass Boyz

    A natural blend, really: Blue grass and other high-travelin’ styli get their obsessive beats tunefully trounced and bounced on a new-cut road, courtesy ‘Grassmaster Scott Rouse, confessed student of Zapp II (Roger Troutman R.I.P.) and the new Kid Rock album. Rouse is in the house with fellow hillions Doc Watson, Del McCoury, and P-Funkabilly Bootsy […]