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Born:
George Duke

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






George Duke

Biography

George Duke was an accomplished keyboardist, producer, arranger, bandleader, and composer. He was successful in both popular music and jazz, and straddled both sides of that aisle for most of his career. Duke grew up in Marin City, California, and in high school played in his first jazz group. His early influences were Miles Davis, Les McCann, and Cal Tjader, all of whom played a role in the diversity of his composing, playing, and arranging. After graduating from high school, he attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and majored in trombone and composition with a minor in contrabass; he received his bachelor's degree in music in 1967. He continued his studies at San Francisco State University, where he earned a master's degree, and briefly taught at Merritt Junior College in Oakland. While in school, Duke was part of a house band at San Francisco's Half Note with Al Jarreau. The band backed some of the biggest names in jazz, including Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon.

Top Albums

Faces in Reflection, George Duke
1. Faces in Ref..
The Best of Deniece Williams: Gonna Take a Miracle, Deniece Williams
2. The Best of ..
DreamWeaver, George Duke
3. DreamWeaver
Dukey Treats, George Duke
4. Dukey Treats
If Only, Howard Hewett
5. If Only
Live On Tour In Europe, Billy Cobham
6. Live On Tour..
Déjà Vu, George Duke
7. Déjà Vu
George Duke Greatest Hits, George Duke
8. George Duke ..
The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter 1 (feat. George Duke & Paul Jackson, Jr.) [Live], Kirk Whalum
9. The Gospel A..
The Clarke / Duke Project, Stanley Clarke
10. The Clarke /..
Duke, George Duke
11. Duke
Face the Music, George Duke
12. Face the Mus..
Downright Upright, Brian Bromberg
13. Downright Up..
Snapshot, George Duke
14. Snapshot
The Essential George Duke, George Duke
15. The Essentia..
Go, Hiroshima
16. Go
In a Mellow Tone, George Duke
17. In a Mellow ..
Don't Let Go, George Duke
18. Don't Let Go
I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry, George Duke
19. I Love the B..
Brazilian Love Affair, George Duke
20. Brazilian Lo..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
No Rhyme, No ReasonSnapshot5:46$1.29
2.
Sweet BabyGeorge Duke Greatest Hits3:47$0.99
3.
Reach For ItGeorge Duke Greatest Hits4:54$0.99
4.
Dukey StickDon't Let Go6:07$0.99
5.
You Never KnowDreamWeaver4:03$1.29
6.
Reach OutGuardian of the Light4:57$0.99
7.
I Want You for MyselfEssential George Duke6:38$0.99
8.
Dukey StickGeorge Duke Greatest Hits6:02$0.99
9.
Psychocomatic DungFaces in Reflection5:03$0.99
10.
CapricornFaces in Reflection5:06$0.99
11.
Liberated Fantasies (with Al "Em..Liberated Fantasies (with A..9:22$0.99
12.
Tzina (with Al "Embamba" Joh..Liberated Fantasies (with A..2:29$0.99
13.
After the Love (with Al "Embamba..Liberated Fantasies (with A..2:31$0.99
14.
I C'n Hear That (with Al "Em..Liberated Fantasies (with A..5:17$0.99
15.
Back to Where We Never Left (with Al..Liberated Fantasies (with A..6:27$0.99
16.
Seeing You (with Al "Embamba"..Liberated Fantasies (with A..4:29$0.99
17.
Aura (with Alfonso "Slim" Jo..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..1:25$0.99
18.
Uncle Remus (with Alfonso "Slim&..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..5:10$0.99
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Echidna's Arf (with Alfonso "..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..3:35$0.99
20.
Fools (with Alfonso "Slim" J..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..4:35$0.99
21.
Malibu (with Alfonso "Slim" ..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..4:06$0.99
22.
Foosh (with Alfonso "Slim" J..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..3:10$0.99
23.
For Love (I Come Your Friend) [with ..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..4:38$0.99
24.
Dawn (with Alfonso "Slim" Jo..Aura Will Prevail (with Alf..4:54$0.99
25.
O TannenbaumJazz to the World6:16$1.29

Top Music Videos

Love Can Be So Cold, George Duke
1. Love Can Be So..
Let's Hear It for the Boy, Deniece Williams
2. Let's Hear It ..
Fame, George Duke
3. Fame
I Can't Wait, Deniece Williams
4. I Can't Wait


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