Bootsy Collins Collaborates With George Benson, Branford Marsalis And More On ‘The Power Of The One’

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Bassist Bootsy Collins is set to issue The Power Of The One, an album featuring a litany of jazz luminaries, as well as artists like rapper Snoop Dogg and blues guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

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Bootsy Collins has been dispensing funk as a bandleader and with performers like James Brown and George Clinton for decades. And now the Ohio-born bassist is set to issue his latest album, The Power Of The One (Bootzilla/Sweetwater Studios), on Oct. 23.

Bassist Christian McBride shows up on the new disc, as does saxophonist Branford Marsalis for a pair of tracks. And the album’s first single, “The Power Of The One,” features a guest spot from guitarist George Benson.

“The power of the one is what pulls us through,” Collins said in a press release. “Everyone has ‘the one’ inside of them. You never know who is using you for guidance, so always be pure and never fake the funk. Everybody got a light. Everybody needs to shine.”

To mark the album’s release, the bassist is planning an Oct. 23 livestream just a few days ahead of his 69th birthday. DB



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