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So many jazz greats really play in that realm that requires mastery of the music without the VOX: instrumentals. For these masters, words — singing — are almost an afterthought and a necessary evil. They put the vocals on the pedestal. Edge Of The Looking Glass - Cajmere & Gene Farris - The Chicago Jazz EP always used singing as a means of communicating with my audience… I felt the voice could be used to bridge the gap in a fusion of jazz, funk, Latin and pop music sources.
Master of the Game was the title of the album with one of my all-time favorite songs but it is an apt يا بهجة العيد السعيد - أم كلثوم* = Om Kolthoum* - أغاني فيلم وداد = Wedad, Sound Track for our master, Duke, as he truly was both a student and teacher of music.
Hailing from the Left Coast, California that is, he actually received an undergraduate degree in music composition and trombone! Not only that, he minored in contrabass think of real, low-pitched sounds … Who has that kind of knowledge?! George does. Frank Zappa and Cannonball Adderley heard George playing with a band Duke had with Jean-Luc Ponty Google him — always loved his work and both invited him to join their bands… which he did, on separate occasions.
By the way, this was while he was in college! Close to my Philly heart, via Jill Scott, he not only worked on her third album but sang on it. George stayed active via roles such as music director for the Nelson Mandela tribute concert in England and as recently ashe led a twenty stop, sold-out tour with a trio that included David Sanborn.
He also produced an album for Osborne in called Time for Love. Music is often very analogous to poetry for me. There is a symmetry and at times, poetic justice. Such is the case in this story. They had been together for forty years.
The introspective Duke took a break from music to reflect. A month later, at 67 years young, George Duke died. This article originally appeared in our July print issue. He […]. Email Address:. Soela — A Good Hand - Gamine - Sabotage 5 Mag Mix Matt Masters — a 5 Mag Mix Marshall Applewhite — A 5 Mag Mix New Episode! Free Forever or a Free-For-All? Blockchain Streaming with Audius.
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