Tuesday, August 06, 2013

George Duke 1946-2013

There was some kind of magnetism about George Duke that made you think he was going to live forever, but then it doesn't work out that way. Hearing him on Frank Zappa's Roxy & Elsewhere means becoming an instant fan; his big feature, Bebop Tango, is not available on YouTube, so instead here are two adjacent tracks from his 1977 album Reach For It, one of my favorites:

This would be a good time to revisit the other things of his we've looked at.

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