Song Of The Day – Remembering George Duke


English: George Duke and Miles Davis in 1986 a...

English: George Duke and Miles Davis in 1986 at Montreux Jazz Festival. Français : Miles Davis et George Duke en 1986 au Montreux Jazz Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The world lost a great one on August 5.  George Duke, the legend, passed away at the age of 67.  Not many careers as fine as this jazz keyboardist, singer, composer and producer.  And collaborator, wow, he played with Zappa on many of his albums and is recognized as a major keyboard pioneer.  Truly an amazing player.  He played with everybody, Al Jarreau, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, and the list goes on.  Almost 40 albums on his own, innumerable albums as a sideman, he will be missed.  The cut I have posted is unbelievably good.  It is a live video of George and his band at the java Jazz Festival.

 

 

 

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on August 7, 2013, in Jazz, Live Music, Music, Remembering, Song Of The Day and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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