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The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:56 minutes | 381 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.
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 - 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 - Thief In The Night (1985) {WOU 398}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 7, 2010
George Duke - Thief In The Night (1985) {WOU 398}

George Duke - Thief In The Night (1985) {WOU 398}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 263MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk,Smooth Jazz,R'N'B

George Duke:Here are some great musicians on the record. Steve Ferrone did the majority of the drumming (aside from the Synclavier drums); Paul Jackson on guitar, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion; and Louis Johnson on bass.I had some valid musical ideas, but they just couldn't be sustained by my vocal ability. In other words, in general the material is good, but I should have used other lead vocalists whose voice and vocal ability fit the songs better.

George Duke - Duke (2005) {BPE 5102}  

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 7, 2010
 George Duke - Duke (2005) {BPE 5102}

George Duke - Duke (2005) {BPE 5102}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | EAC Screen | Full Scans 600dpi | 506 MB
Genre: Jazzfunk,Fusion,Smooth Jazz

For the past 35 years George Duke has been one of the least predictable jazz,funk and fusion keyboard players around.
And this new album simply titles 'Duke' shows that he hasn't changed.In the past decade and a half Duke's sound,as so many other musicians of his type has been forced to compete with many younger (and often less ambitious) singers and musicians who are more popular then he is.So to get it out of the way that is way modern R&B singer Eric Benet sings on "Somebody's Body",which is redeemed totally by Duke's wonderful piano stylings.Elesewhere this CD is a close to wonderful as Duke has ever been.On "Trust",the pulsating "T-Jam" and the more contemporary "Saturday Night" Duke delivers classic funk in his own unqiue style,just as he does on the midtempo "I Wanna Know",

George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail (1975/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 11, 2017
George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail (1975/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 38:21 min | 708 MB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1975/2015

In 1975, George Duke was dabbling in R&B vocals. But instrumental jazz-fusion was still his primary focus, and he had yet to be played extensively on any of the genres' stations. When The Aura Will Prevail came out that year, no one bought the LP for its occasional R&B vocal – the main attraction was Duke's keyboard playing. "Fools" is a melancholy soul ballad that finds him singing lead and predicts what was to come on R&B-oriented releases like Don't Let Go (1978) and Master of the Game (1979), but it isn't typical of the album on the whole.

George Duke - Faces In Reflection (1974/2015) [DSD64]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 19, 2017
George Duke - Faces In Reflection (1974/2015) [DSD64]

George Duke - Faces In Reflection (1974/2015)
DSF tracks 2CH | DSD 64(2.8 MHz/1 bit) | Front Cover | 1.57GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, MPS Records

Released in 1974, Faces in Reflection was, in many ways, George Duke's third album as a leader for MPS. The first two, Solus and The Inner Source, were recorded separately but issued as a double-LP by SABA, which shortly thereafter ceased doing business and was folded into MPS. That said, there is little resemblance between the man who recorded his early albums like Save the Country, those aforementioned, and the seasoned studio experimentalist who cut Faces in Reflection. Duke's periods with Cannonball Adderley and Frank Zappa (the latter an ongoing relationship; it was Zappa who introduced Duke to the synthesizer) had taught him a ton musically and about working in the studio. The players here include Leon "Ndugu" Chancler and bassist John Heard.

George Duke - Faces in Reflection (1974/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 19, 2017
George Duke - Faces in Reflection (1974/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - Faces in Reflection
Jazz Funk, Fusion | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 39:40 min | 783 MB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Classical | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1974/2015

Released in 1974, Faces in Reflection was, in many ways, George Duke's third album as a leader for MPS. The first two, Solus and The Inner Source, were recorded separately but issued as a double-LP by SABA, which shortly thereafter ceased doing business and was folded into MPS. That said, there is little resemblance between the man who recorded his early albums like Save the Country, those aforementioned, and the seasoned studio experimentalist who cut Faces in Reflection.

George Duke - The Inner Source (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 28, 2016
George Duke - The Inner Source (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

George Duke - The Inner Source
Funk, Jazz, Fusion | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 87:47 min | 1.55 GB | Front Cover
Label: MPS Records/Edel Germany GmbH | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

In 1971 George Duke, having just recently done his time with the Mothers of Invention, was engaged by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Beginning in April of that year, Duke made two recordings over a short timespan that on their release in 1973 as a double LP (against the desire of the artists, by the way), would be a major statement.