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George Duke

Born 12 January 1946. Died 5 August 2013.

Biography

George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) 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 acclaimed 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 as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of A Brazilian Love Affair

    A Brazilian Love Affair 1979

    Reviewed by Dan Cocker
    Seamlessly mixed jazz with pop and soul influences
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