George Duke 1946 – 2013

George Duke, an American musician, singer, composer and producer died last Monday on chronic lyphotytic leukemia. He was most known as a jazz musician but he felt also at home playing rock or pop music. So he playe on serveral records keyboards durching the 1970s in Frank Zappas Mothers of Invention. He also collaborated with musicians like Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Cannonball Adderley, George Clinton, Anita Baker and Mike Manierie. He also produced some tracks on Miles Davis album ‘Tutu’ and the song from his cousin Denise Williams ‘Let’s hear it for the boys’. Daft Punk sampled his ‘I love you more’ for their song ‘Digital love’. In the late 1970s he made his crossover-funk album ‘Brazilian love affair’ and opened some pop-used ears for latin sound.

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