TIR 12: Boyer Is Back With More Prince Gems & Funk Jewels


One of popular music’s most gifted and prominent trombonists (more than a quarter century with P-Funk and Prince) returns to the show with more amazing stories and insights. Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview program that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

Featured in Episode 1: Greg Boyer ties up loose ends from his previous visit relative to Parliament-Funkadelic, but mostly expands the conversation concerning his 2002-2009 work with Prince & the New Power Generation. Hear firsthand how Prince directed the NPG and also perspectives about the entire band, including a tribute to recently deceased drummer John Blackwell. Find out what Prince was like behind the scenes and the most incredible thing Boyer ever witnessed him do as a musician.

Featured in Episode 2: Boyer talks about his experiences working with dozens of other well-known artists, including Chuck Brown, Sheila E, Bootsy Collins, the Gap Band, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, David Sanborn, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock and Buddy Guy. Funk, go-go, rock, jazz, blues, country and more, Boyer has all the stylistic bases covered, and also talks about horn playing and arranging in general. Don’t miss this lesson from a master!

Recorded July 2017