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    Posted: August 06 2013 at 11:45
R.I.P. George Duke
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Are you kidding me? This sucks indeed. 

Rip George :(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tuzvihar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2013 at 12:22
I saw it mentioned on FB but there's nothing about it on his official website. Strange...
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Chicago Tribune did a nice writeup:


I saw George with Frank Zappa about 1974, it was great!  
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R.I.P. George. I love The 1976 Keyboard Album, which took a long time to get a CD reissue. George played everything on it, of course.
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RIP. One of the greatest jazz / fusion keyboardists ever. One of the reasons I initially got into Zappa was because of George Duke's playing.
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The Aura Will Prevail...................
R.I.P. George Duke
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The world lost a great musical force today!! George Duke was a huge inspiration;one of the pioneers of the jazz fusion movement and a incredibly talented player,composer and producer; and has inspired many American and Swiss,and European keyboardists and musicians this Los Angeles guitarist has worked with throughout the years.George was always a humble,happy human being and so funky;plus a fantastic composer. R.I.P. Mr.Duke...!! http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-george-duke-dies-obituary-jazz-fusion-20130806,0,6010204.story

Me,Dale with the amazing George Duke at NAMM 2008 at The Anaheim Convention Center,Orange County,Southern California.http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalehauskins/362316146/sizes/o/in/photostream/





Tschüß,ciao ciao und Happy Summer 2013 vo de Los Angeles Kalifornische gitarristen Dale im sunny San Diego,California !
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Decided to throw on "Feel" in honor of Duke. Kinda forgot how good of an album it is, a nice slice of mid-70s jazz-fusion, with Frank Zappa on guitar for a couple of songs, and he rips it.
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I heard the news today while I was at work.  I immediately started listening while working on a big document.  I sat there listening with tears coming out of my eye's while I edited and formatted and typed.  It was tough.  

I used to really be into George when I was younger, lost touch, then got back in touch.  I just got a copy of his latest album "Dreamweaver".  He sounds young as ever on it.  Stylish, talented, reserved, poignant, and silly as always.  It's like he didn't age at all.  

Then this news hit... Just as I rediscovered him again... AND IT HURT BAD.  I heard he just lost his heart when his wife died a year ago.  He made his latest album and dedicated it to her and then passed away.  What a great guy and what a way to go.

My favorite song was "I Need You Now" off Brazilian Love Affair.  It's not a hard rocking or complex tune, there just seems to be SO MUCH FREAKING feeling in it.  It makes me smile and cry altogether today.  I will miss George IMMENSELY.  Prog, pop, or whatever... I really liked his music.    




Edited by cemego - August 06 2013 at 22:28
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Damn.

A major loss indeed.

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Damn, what sad news  R.I.P .George Duke
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RIP George. yet another sad loss. Unhappy
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Very sad...now listening to YCDTOSA2 The Helsinki Concert in his honor...RIP George Cry
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Duke's keyboard solos on Zappa's early 1970s albums were among the most lyrical and exciting ever recorded, easily matching the work of Wakeman and Moraz.
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R.I.P. Unhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2013 at 07:51
Damn sad. I hadn´t heard about this until I discovered this thread. One of my absolute favorite keyboard players.Unhappy
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