If you were to put together an all-star Funk supergroup culled from the history of the genre (dead or alive), there are a few “no-brainer” choices. Bootsy Collins would, of course, hold down the bass, George Clinton would be the bandleader, James Brown would sing and Bernie Worrell would command the keyboards.
Worrell, a crucial member of the original Parliament-Funkadelic, may be less of a household name than those other artists, but he is also the one who has continued to make consistently challenging and enthralling new music.
Worrell’s nine-piece ensemble plays at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club Tuesday. (For an earlier taste, Worrell will perform and sign autographs at a free in-store event at Shake It Records in Northside 7 p.m. Monday.)
8 p.m. $20. 700 Race St., Downtown, thebluewisp.com.