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6 de ago de 2013

George Duke produtor e tecladista de jazz morre aos 67 anos......

O premiado produtor e tecladista de jazz George Duke, mais conhecido como um dos pioneiros do jazz fusion e por suas colaborações com o músico de rock Frank Zappa, morreu aos 67 anos, disse seu agente.

Duke, que morreu na segunda-feira à noite em Los Angeles, sofria de leucemia linfocítica crônica, afirmou Mike Wilpizeski.
Conhecido por misturar sintetizadores e jazz fusion com outros gêneros, como rock e funk, ele começou sua carreira em meados dos anos 1960 depois de se juntar à banda do Half Note Jazz Club, de San Francisco, que era liderada pelo cantor Al Jarreau.

O álbum do músico que fez sucesso internacional foi The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with The George Duke Trio, de 1969, considerado um dos primeiros discos de jazz fusion, que combina jazz com o violino elétrico do virtuoso francês Ponty.

Os álbuns Faces in Reflection, The Aura Will Prevail e Liberated Fantasies, todos lançados na década de 1970, são considerados clássicos de jazz-funk fusion.
 Durante esse tempo, Duke também colaborou em vários álbuns com Zappa como membro de sua banda Mothers of Invention, incluindo Chunga's Revenge, The Grand Wazoo e Over-Nite Sensation.

Duke, que nasceu em San Rafael, na Califórnia, teve contato com o jazz pela primeira vez aos 4 anos, quando sua mãe o levou a uma apresentação do pianista Duke Ellington. Ele começou a treinar oficialmente aos 7 anos, tendo a música de sua igreja Batista como sua primeira influência.

Seu trabalho de produção inclui jazz, R&B e música pop, incluindo gravações do trompetista Miles Davis, o cantor pop Barry Manilow, o cantor e compositor de R&B Smokey Robinson e o cantor country Lyle Lovett.

Duke também fez sucesso com um hit pop em 1981 chamado Sweet Baby, uma colaboração com o baixista Stanley Clarke. Duke ganhou prêmios Grammy por seu trabalho de produção com a cantora de jazz Dianne Reeves, em 2000 e 2001.

O último dos 40 álbuns de Duke, DreamWeaver, foi lançado no mês passado.
Ele deixa dois filhos.

Obs: Não tenho as palavras necessárias; dancei,me diverti, ri e chorei com ele e agora ele dá uma dessas, porra como somos finitos, burros e gênios se vão mas os bons não poderiam ficar um pouco mais no nosso planetinha semeando a alegria, o amor, a graça e a amizade?????

PQP, não concordo e não entendo..........saco, doeu viu George!!!!!!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23592806

American jazz musician George Duke, a pioneering keyboardist who collaborated with Frank Zappa during the 1970s, has died at the age of 67.

Former Supremes singer Scherrie Payne confirmed Duke died at St John's hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

His latest album, DreamWeaver, was released in July, as a tribute to his wife Corine, who died from cancer a year ago.

He is survived by his sons, Rasheed and John.

"I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening," said Payne.

"It was just one year earlier, 18 July, that his beloved wife and my friend, Corine, went to be with the Lord."

An accomplished musician across multiple genres, including jazz, funk and R&B, Duke released more than 30 solo albums, as well as producing and composing tracks for several musicians including Miles Davis, Gladys Knight and Anita Baker.

His debut album, George Duke Quartet, was released in 1966, while he was studying at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music.
"They approached me at the break and asked me if I'd like to record an album. Needless to say, I was in a state of shock," he recalled of the offer.

George Duke Duke was musical director on the Nelson Mandela concert in London in 1989
Despite calling the album "the worst record" he ever made, Duke went on to work with several talented artists in the late 1960s, including the contemporary jazz violinist, Jean-Luc Ponty, with whom he recorded an album in 1969.

After meeting Zappa that same year, the pair worked together on a series of records including Chunga's Revenge, 200 Motels and Apostrophe.

During a career spanning five decades, Duke composed and produced music for film and was an accomplished music director, leading several prestigious events including the Nelson Mandela international tribute concert in London in 1989 and a tribute to French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsborough at the Montreux Music Festival.

His work has also been sampled by musicians such as Kanye West and Ice Cube and he featured on the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Jill Scott's, third album.

Devastated by the death of his wife, Corine, in 2012, he released DreamWeaver less than a month ago as a tribute to her.

"I don't want people to get the idea that this is a morbid record, because it's more about celebration," Duke said.

Duke was due to perform with his band in Los Angeles in early September.

Artist: George Duke
Title Of Album: A Brazilian Love Affair
Year Of Release: 1979 (1992)
Label: Sony Music/Epic
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 48:11
Total Size: 114MB
Tracklist:
01. Brazilian Love Affair (7:22)
02. Summer Breezin' (4:48)
03. Cravo E Canela (3:05)
04. Alone - 6AM (1:07)
05. Brazilian Sugar (5:33)
06. Sugar Loaf Mountain (4:10)
07. Love Reborn (4:26)
08. Up From The Sea It Arose And Ate Rio In One Swift Bite (5:22)
09. I Need You Now (4:43)
10. Ao Que Vai Nascer (3:28)
11. Caxanga (4:07)