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Jazz/Fusion/R&B keyboardist George Duke dead at 67

By Malcolm Abram Published: August 6, 2013

Bummer, One helluva musician whose resume included stints with Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderley, Flora Purim, Billy Cobbham, Quincy Jones, Stanley Clarke, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and many, many more. Along with his 30 plus year solo work that included a few R&B hits such as "Dukey Stick," Duke was a first call studio musician whose ability to careen from jazz, smooth jazz, R&B and fusion as well as make those old school 1970s synths sound soulful was unsurpassed.

Duke dies just about a year after losing his wife Corine to cancer for whom he dedicated his most recent (and last) album Dreamweaver which was released in July..

R.I.P.

 

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