George Duke Songbook

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

A brilliant player on both acoustic and electric basses, Stanley Clarke has spent much of his career outside of jazz, although he has the ability to play jazz with the very best. He played accordion as a youth, switching to violin and cello before settling on bass. He worked with R&B and rock bands in high school, but after moving to New York, he worked with Pharoah Sanders in the early '70s. George Duke showed a great deal of promise early in his career as a jazz pianist and keyboardist, but has forsaken that form to be a pop producer.
The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:56 minutes | 381 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.
George Duke - I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry (1975/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 40:53 min | 785 MB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1975/2015

The list of heavyweights who join George Duke on 1975's I Love the Blues: She Heard My Cry is impressive — some of the participants include Johnny "Guitar" Watson, singer Flora Purim, percussionist Airto Moreira, guitarist Lee Ritenour, drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, and guitarist George Johnson (of Brothers Johnson fame). With such a cast, one would expect this 1975 LP to be outstanding, which it isn't. But it's a respectable effort that thrives on diversity.

George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail (1975/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 11, 2017
George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail (1975/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 38:21 min | 708 MB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1975/2015

In 1975, George Duke was dabbling in R&B vocals. But instrumental jazz-fusion was still his primary focus, and he had yet to be played extensively on any of the genres' stations. When The Aura Will Prevail came out that year, no one bought the LP for its occasional R&B vocal – the main attraction was Duke's keyboard playing. "Fools" is a melancholy soul ballad that finds him singing lead and predicts what was to come on R&B-oriented releases like Don't Let Go (1978) and Master of the Game (1979), but it isn't typical of the album on the whole.

George Duke - Faces In Reflection (1974/2015) [DSD64]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 19, 2017
George Duke - Faces In Reflection (1974/2015) [DSD64]

George Duke - Faces In Reflection (1974/2015)
DSF tracks 2CH | DSD 64(2.8 MHz/1 bit) | Front Cover | 1.57GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, MPS Records

Released in 1974, Faces in Reflection was, in many ways, George Duke's third album as a leader for MPS. The first two, Solus and The Inner Source, were recorded separately but issued as a double-LP by SABA, which shortly thereafter ceased doing business and was folded into MPS. That said, there is little resemblance between the man who recorded his early albums like Save the Country, those aforementioned, and the seasoned studio experimentalist who cut Faces in Reflection. Duke's periods with Cannonball Adderley and Frank Zappa (the latter an ongoing relationship; it was Zappa who introduced Duke to the synthesizer) had taught him a ton musically and about working in the studio. The players here include Leon "Ndugu" Chancler and bassist John Heard.

George Duke - Faces in Reflection (1974/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 19, 2017
George Duke - Faces in Reflection (1974/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - Faces in Reflection
Jazz Funk, Fusion | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 39:40 min | 783 MB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Classical | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1974/2015

Released in 1974, Faces in Reflection was, in many ways, George Duke's third album as a leader for MPS. The first two, Solus and The Inner Source, were recorded separately but issued as a double-LP by SABA, which shortly thereafter ceased doing business and was folded into MPS. That said, there is little resemblance between the man who recorded his early albums like Save the Country, those aforementioned, and the seasoned studio experimentalist who cut Faces in Reflection.

George Duke - The Inner Source (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 28, 2016
George Duke - The Inner Source (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - The Inner Source
Funk, Jazz, Fusion | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 87:47 min | 1.55 GB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Records/Edel Germany GmbH | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

In 1971 George Duke, having just recently done his time with the Mothers of Invention, was engaged by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Beginning in April of that year, Duke made two recordings over a short timespan that on their release in 1973 as a double LP (against the desire of the artists, by the way), would be a major statement.

George Cables - The George Cables Songbook (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 14, 2016
George Cables - The George Cables Songbook (2016)

George Cables - The George Cables Songbook (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:47 min | 168 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote Records

In the 1970s and '80s, George Cables was the pianist of choice for saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper and he also recorded a lot with jazz stars Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson and Frank Morgan. On 'The George Cables Songbook', it's all personal. He's a terrific pianist, but this album illuminates his gifts as a composer, as much as his skill at the keyboard.
The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - Live On Tour In Europe (1976) {Wounded Bird}

The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - Live On Tour In Europe (1976) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 197MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Following two studio recordings, this impressive band hit the road and cut this session with keyboardist George Duke. Their encounter provided for an uneven, but infectious, recording. "Hip Pockets," composed by Cobham, and "Ivory Tattoo," composed by Scofield, begin the session with some intense playing. Things get a bit goofy with "Space Lady" (a song which probably worked better live), and a bit melodramatic with "Almustafa the Beloved."
Kirk Whalum featuring George Duke & Paul Jackson. Jr. - The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter I (1998)

Kirk Whalum featuring George Duke & Paul Jackson. Jr. - The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter I (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 427 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 157 mb
Genre: smooth jazz, gospel

The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter I is a 1998 live CD by saxophonist Kirk Whalum. It is a chance for Whalum to go back to his gospel roots and upbringing by performing jazz versions of gospel classics. The CD also features George Duke & Paul Jackson. Jr., along with others. This CD is a Warner Bros. release.