Tuesday, August 6, 2013

George Duke, 1946-2013

Saluting the life and music of jazz keyboard great George Duke, who sadly passed away yesterday (8/5/13) at the age of 67 after a battle with lymphocytic leukemia. The innovative musician, composer and producer crossed many musical boundaries including jazz, funk, fusion, disco and R&B. The keyboardist was always pushing the envelope, never settling to be boxed in by one particular genre which therefore led to a wide and diverse following. Definitely one of the more innovative and forward-thinking musicians of his time. He will certainly be missed.

George Duke - Soul Watcher

George Duke - Come Together

George Duke - Floop De Loop

Recommended Reads
George Duke Is Dead at 67 by JazzTimes' Jeff Tamarkin
George Duke, Legendary Jazz Keyboardist, Dies by NPR's Eyder Peralta

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