George Duke Dies At 67

A sad day      07/08/13

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Sad news today of one of the true keyboard greats George Duke, passed away in St Johns hospital LA aged only 67.


George Duke was a highly trained pianist having studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His skills as an extraordinarily talented pianist and synthesizer player saw him span musical genres with ease.


George Duke played with Frank Zappa's challenging band (check out Inca Roads for something incredible), drummer Billy Cobham and Jean Luc-Ponty as well as Jazz funk bassist Stanley Clarke - they made some cracking records together, during that period he made the keytar his own.

My two favourite George Duke moments are  - the stupidly funky Dukey Stick, and his playing on Frank Zappa's epic Inca Roads , where he plays one of the most fluid synth solos on the Arp Odyssey (around 6.55) - and what a tight band!

 

Our  condolences go to his family and all who knew him.

 

R.I.P George Duke 1946-2013




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