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George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)  Music

Posted by SuniR at June 13, 2018
George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)

George Duke - Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight (2004)
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Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul | Label: Epic/Legacy, #:516424 2 | 0:48:35

Keyboardist/composer George Duke has been through a myriad of stylistic changes over his long career, from straight-ahead jazz to fusion to funk and R&B, not to mention being a key member of Frank Zappa's band for a while. The George Duke presented on this compilation is the slicker, more accessible one who enjoyed pop success as an R&B tunesmith and lite-jazz merchant. The smooth soul sound of the hit "Sweet Baby," recorded during Duke's partnership with Stanley Clarke, wouldn't sound out of place on a Maze album, while synth-flavored cuts "Corine" and "Love Reborn" are closer to Bob James/Dave Grusin territory. Duke took yet another detour in 1979 with his BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR album, from which two cuts are included here, but the emphasis is on vocal-oriented mainstream R&B ballads delivered with a soft touch and a veteran craftsman's skill. –AllMusic
George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}

George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}
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Genre: Classic Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which 'A Brazilian Love Affair' from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

George Duke - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set, 2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 12, 2018
George Duke - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set, 2010)

George Duke - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set, 2010)
Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 608 Mb
Label: Sony UK

The Sony/BMG Original Album Classics series brings together 5 CD's of rare and out of print titles with some best sellers from the Sony/BMG Rock catalog. Many of these albums have been unavailable on CD for some time and are sought after by collectors. Each set is presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing five vinyl replica mini LP sleeves. This 5 CD collection of original releases featuring George Duke includes the albums From Me To You, Reach For It, Don't Let Go, Follow The Rainbow, and A Brazilian Love Affair.

George Duke - After Hours (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 24, 2017
George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
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Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.
Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}
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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.
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 | 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 | 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.
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:20 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. This year, Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke's renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. This work also hosts a stellar blend of guest artists including Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr. John, and more, with a special appearance by George Duke on the track "Bring Me Joy" which also features Boney James.

George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 21, 2014
George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}

George Duke - Deja' Vu (2010) {BMP}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, R&B

Deja Vu is 2010's bookend to 2008's Dukey Treats. That record explored George Duke's funk roots and channeled everything from Earth, Wind & Fire to P-Funk, artists who inspired his own successful run of funk outings. Deja Vu revisits Duke's love of electric funky jazz. Here he recalls some of the production and musical techniques he employed in the '70s. Along with playing a load of synths (mono and analog), Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, clavinet, acoustic piano, and even miniMoog bass are in abundance, too. The production is pure retro; compared to the contemporary jazz recordings of the 21st century, Deja Vu sounds almost organic.

George Duke - In A Mellow Tone (2006) {BPM}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 6, 2014
George Duke - In A Mellow Tone (2006) {BPM}

George Duke - In A Mellow Tone (2006) {BPM}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Straightforward small combo jazz (basically an electric/acoustic piano trio with occasional guitar, reeds and percussion) of a kind that George Duke's detractors say he has long since abandoned, In a Mellow Tone is indubitably a mainstream jazz record with little adventurous spirit and a sound that occasionally even verges on the easy listening horrors of smooth jazz. However, as such albums go, it's more than pleasant, with Duke's underrated piano and Fender Rhodes technique driving the songs.