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George Duke (b. 12 Jan 1946 in San Rafael, CA, USA - d. 5 Aug 2013 in Los Angeles, CA), was a pianist and synthesizer pioneer, who also majored in the trombone. Early influences: Les McCann
and cousin Charles Burrell
. First gig was with the house band at the Half Note club and with vocal band Third Wave
in 1968, from there he backed such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie
, Kenny Dorham
and Don Ellis
, playing session musician on Jean-Luc Pontys Pacific Jazz Albums.1970 was a milestone for Duke playing on The Mothers of Invention album 200 Motels.
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Tracks We Played
Last Played on February 13, 2014 7:00am
I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry