lunedì 29 marzo 2010


Greg Boyer (born September 25, 1958) is an American trombonist known for performing with many successful R&B and funk bands.

...he quit school after his third semester and soon joined Parliament/Funkadelic in 1978. He played with them until his retirement from the group in 1996, along the way also playing with Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers between tours.

...he hit the road again with funky sax legend Maceo Parker

In 2002 after being spotted playing with Maceo, he got a call from Prince to join his NPG Band, with he is now trombonist/horn arranger. Along with the aforementioned, the list of artists/groups he has recorded and played with reads as follows: Sheila E, Bootsy Collins, Gap Band, Stanley Clarke, Hank Williams, Jr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Buddy Guy, Steve Tyler, Mike Phillips, RAD. Richard Smallwood, Third World, Israel Vibrations, Patra, Crystal Waters, Dog Eat Dog and countless others.

Anche senza tradurre le frasi sopra riportate (da Wikipedia), ma solo leggendo i nomi altisonanti si ha la misura della grandezza del talento di Greg Boyer. Volendo rimanere nel tema 'Princiano' introdotto con la collaborazione di Matt Fink con NAIF, Boyer è stata la Tromba dei New Power Generation dal 2001 al 2005 dove ha incrociato la strada di Maceo Parker, Tommy Barbarella, Sonny T e Michael B ('vecchie conoscenze' della Nostra :)).

La collaborazione con NAIF di Greg Boyer (Trombone) potremo ascoltarla nel brano POCHE.

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