Al Jarreau’s ‘My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke’

Al Jarreau’s ‘My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke’ is a special tribute reorded with Stanley Clarke and released on August 5, 2014 by Concord.

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Track Listing : 1.My Old Friend (Steve George, John Lang, Richard Page) – 04:57 . 2.Someday (George Duke) – 04:09 . 3.Churchyheart (Backyard Ritual) (George Duke, Al Jarreau) – 04:56 . 4.Somebossa (Summer Breezin’) (George Duke, Al Jarreau, Patrick Lundquist) – 04:41 . 5.Sweet Baby (George Duke) – 04:31 . 6.Every Reason To Smile/Wings Of Love (Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Jeffrey Osborne, Peter Schless) – 03:51 . 7.No Rhyme, No Reason (George Duke) – 04:05 . 8.Bring Me Joy (George Duke) – 04:36 . 9.Brazilian Love Affair/Up From The Sea/It Arose And Ate Rio In One Swift Bite (George Duke) – 04:46 . 10.You Touch My Brain (George Duke) – 04:44

Musicians : Al Jarreau – Vocals . Dr. John – Vocals On (10) . Lalah Hathaway – Vocals On (5) . Kelly Price – Vocals On (7) . Dianne Reeves – Vocals On (2 – 9) . Jeffrey Osborne – Vocals, Vocals (Background) On (6) . Alex Al – Bass . Gerald Albright – Saxophone On (1 – 4) . Rob Bacon – Guitar . John Beasley – Keyboards . Boney James – Programming, Sax (Tenor) On (8) . Lenny Castro – Percussion . Stanley Clarke – Bass, Vocals (Background) . Porcha Clay – Vocals (Background) . Brandon Coleman – Key Bass, Keyboards . Mike Cottone – Trumpet . George Duke – Keyboards On (8) . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar . Jubu – Guitar . Marcus Miller – Bass, Clarinet (Bass),Programming On (3) . Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards, Piano . John “J.R.” Robinson – Drums . Patrice Rushen – Keyboards, Piano . Omari Williams – Drums . Katriz Trinidad – Vocals (Background) . Patrick Lundquist – Vocals (Background) . Fred Martin – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Boney James, John Burk, Stanley Clarke, Patrick Lundquist, Marcus Miller . Paul Blakemore – Mastering . Boney James – Engineer . Misha Kachakachishvili – Engineer . David Rideau – Engineer, Mixing . Seth Presant – Engineer, Mixing . Don Murray – Engineer

Package : Marina Chavez – Photography . Al Jarreau – Liner Notes . Albert J. Roman – Art Direction

Recorded 2013 – 2014 At Concord.

Released In July 2014 by Concord .

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allmusic
Ultimately, My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke is a heartfelt tribute album that, as with many of Jarreau and Duke’s previous albums, feels fresh, warmand full of love. […]

ASX
There is no way to forget the Clarke/Duke monster hit “Sweet Baby” due to its repeated airplay on classic smooth jazz radio stations these days. Vocalist Lalah Hathaway joins Al Jarreau in a remarkable duet. […]

Al Jarreau’s ‘My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke’

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