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Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}

Stanley Clarke / George Duke - The Clarke/Duke Project II (1983) {Epic}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 262MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 91MB + 5% Recovery
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 | Rls.date: 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.
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.

George Duke - DreamWeaver (2013)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 20, 2013
George Duke - DreamWeaver (2013)

George Duke - DreamWeaver (2013)
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk, R&B

Dreamweaver marks George Duke's return to recording after a three-year silence, and his first since the death of his wife Corine in 2012. While he is always diverse, this set is uncommonly so. The opener, a slippery, atmospheric title intro, flows directly into the Latin-tinged "Stones of Orion," a jazz tune with Duke on piano, Rhodes, and synths, Stanley Clarke on upright bass, and a four-piece horn section. It's shimmering groove-oriented jazz that reflects the time that Duke spent with Cannonball Adderley. "Trippin'" is a funky, jazzed-up R&B tune where he offers his autobiography; it features some fine muted trumpet work by Michael Patches Stewart.
George Duke - My Soul: The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings (1971-76) [4CD BoxSet] {2008 MPS Remaster} [re-up]

George Duke - My Soul: The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings (1971-76) [4CD BoxSet] {2008 MPS Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 688 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Universal / MPS | 06025 1751504 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Fusion / Piano

In Memeriam. Sad news. Great musician. Rest in peace, George… An amazing package of work from George Duke - 6 of his legendary fusion albums for MPS Records, including the never-reissued double-length set Solus / The Inner Source! That incredible album is worth the price of the package alone - as it begins with some sublime trio work from Duke, rooted in jazz but already stretching out in amazing ways - then moves into some even hipper Latin-styled grooves, with Jerome Richardson on reeds and Luis Gasca on a bit of trumpet! Other albums in the set are equally great - and trace Duke's evolution from straighter jazz into funky freer fusion and soul - an incredible musical shift that's presented on the albums Faces In Reflection, Feel, I Love The Blues She Heard My Cry, The Aura Will Prevail, and Liberated Fantasies - each of them classics in their own right, presented together wonderfully here in this complete MPS package! The set is amazing - with a whopping 64 titles in all, and complete notes on all the music - including some recollections from Duke himself.
George Duke - Dreamweaver (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

George Duke - Dreamweaver (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:58 minutes | 1,56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Duke describes this as his “strongest album in years.” The renowned keyboardist-composer-producer has gathered a myriad of voices and crystallizes them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighs the sum of its parts. From bassist Christian McBride’s work on the funky jam tune “Burnt Sausage” to Rachelle Ferrell’s contemporary jazz singing on “Missing You,” every song offers something special. The powerful centerpiece of the album, the positive and politically charged “Change The World,” spotlights several up-and-coming young singers alongside some of the most prominent funk, soul, gospel and R&B artists of the last few decades: Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway), Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Lori Perry, Freddie Jackson and Terry Dexter, among others. A special bonus cut, “Ball & Chain,” features a duet with Duke accompanying the late R&B singer Teena Marie – one of the last tracks she recorded before her sudden death in 2010.

George Duke - DreamWeaver (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 23, 2013
George Duke - DreamWeaver (2013)

George Duke - DreamWeaver (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73:52 min | 168 MB
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Smooth Jazz | Label: Heads Up Records

George Duke describes this as his "strongest album in years". The brilliant keyboardist-composer-producer has gathered a myriad of voices and crystallises them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighs the sum of its parts. From bassist Christian McBride's work on the funky jam tune "Burnt Sausage" to Rachelle Ferrell's contemporary jazz singing on "Missing You", every song offers something special.
George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry (1975) [Repost]

George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry (1975)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

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.