George Duke

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While Mr Duke performed with a number of jazz stars (Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Don Ellis), his talent goes beyond jazz piano.
Experimenting with synthesizers in the 70's, he worked on a number of records with Frank Zappa, played in R&B formations and produced pop artists.

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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 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 The Inner Source George Duke 1
1973 Faces in Reflection George Duke 3
1974 Feel George Duke 3
1974 The Aura Will Prevail George Duke 2
1975 I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry George Duke 2
1976 Liberated Fantasies George Duke 1
1977 From Me to You George Duke 2
1977 Reach For It George Duke 2
1978 Don't Let Go George Duke 3
1979 A Brazilian Love Affair George Duke 4
1979 Follow the Rainbow George Duke 1
1979 Master of the Game George Duke 2
1981 The Clarke / Duke Project Stanley Clarke / George Duke 2
1982 Dream On George Duke 1
1983 Guardian of the Light George Duke 1
1983 The Clarke / Duke Project II Stanley Clarke & George Duke 1
1984 Rendezvous George Duke 2
1985 Thief in the Night George Duke 2
1986 George Duke George Duke 3
1989 Night After Night George Duke 1
1990 3 Stanley Clarke & George Duke 1
1992 Snapshot George Duke 1
1993 Three Originals George Duke 1
1995 Illusions George Duke 1
1997 Is Love Enough? George Duke 1
1998 After Hours George Duke 1
1999 Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st Ricky Lawson with Gerald Albright, Phil Collins, George Duke, Sheila E., Nathan East, Donald Fagan, Robben Ford, James Ingram, Boney James, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum & Vesta Williams 1
2000 COOL George Duke 1
2003 Face the Music George Duke 2
2004 'round Midnight George Duke 1
2004 The 1976 Solo Keyboard Album George Duke 1
2005 Duke George Duke 1
2006 In a Mellow Tone George Duke 1
2008 Dukey Treats George Duke 1
2010 Deja Vu George Duke 1
2013 DreamWeaver George Duke 1
DreamWeaver [+digital booklet] George Duke 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Collection George Duke 1
1996 Greatest Hits George Duke 1
1998 This Is Jazz 37 George Duke 1
2004 The Essential George Duke George Duke 1
2007 Ultimate George Duke George Duke 1
2007 Keyboard Giant George Duke 1
2008 My Soul - The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings George Duke 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Live in Montreux Stanley Clarke & George Duke 1
1996 Muir Woods Suite George Duke 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Reach For It (Dance) George Duke 1
1985 Thief in the Night George Duke 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 From Me to You / Reach for It George Duke 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Love Theme from Muir Woods Suite <Phase 6> George Duke 1

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