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George Duke

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 12, 1946 | Died: August 5, 2013    

George Duke

George Duke was born in San Rafael, California, and reared in Marin City, a working class section of Marin County. When he was just four years old, his mother took him to see Duke Ellington in concert. “I don't remember it too well,” says George, “but my mother told me I went crazy. I ran around saying 'Get me a piano, get me a piano!'” He began his piano studies at age seven, absorbing the roots of Black music in his local Baptist church. “That's where I first began to play funky. I really learned a lot about music from the church. I saw how music could trigger emotions in a cause-and-effect relationship.”...
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  • George Duke: Dream Weaver

    Heads Up International
    2013
  • Don't Let Go (Expanded Edition)

    JJ-Tracks
    2013
  • Brazilian Fusion

    JJ-Tracks
    2013
  • Dreamweaver

    JJ-Tracks
    2013
  • George Duke: The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection


    2012
  • The Complete 1970s Epic Albums Collection

    JJ-Tracks
    2012
  • A Brazilian Love Affair (Expanded Edition)

    JJ-Tracks
    2012
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