George Duke sails with Dave Koz & Friends (2008)

November 4, 2008 - George Duke performs aboard the Dave Koz & Friends Smooth Jazz Cruise<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke – Duke' width='190' height='161'/>

George Duke, Marcus Miller & David Sanborn meet in Tokyo (2011)

September 4, 2011 - DMS - that is George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn - will be on stage at "Tokyo Jazz Festival" in Japan<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Marcus-Miller-Marcus-Imperator-RVJ.jpeg' alt='Marcus Miller - Marcus Imperator' width='190' height='161'/><img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Marcus-Miller-Silver-Rain-RVJ.jpg'…

Concord publish Al Jarreau’s ‘My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke’ recorded with Stanley Clarke (2014)

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.1 . My Old Friend, Celebrating George Duke 2 . George Duke Memorial Service (w/ Al Jarreau, Aug. 19th, 2013, Los Angeles) 3 . Stanley Clarke and Al Jarreau on George Duke Tribute Album Track Listing : 1.My Old Friend (Steve George, John Lang, Richard…

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013inLos Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Tracklist : 1 . w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) 2 . Leverkusener Jazztage Live (2011) 3 . w/ Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller & Vinnie Colaiuta - It'S On 4 . w/ Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me 5 . w/ Marcus Miller,…

Sonny Rollins records ‘Easy Living’ with George Duke, Paul Jackson and Tony Williams (1977)

Sonny Rollins' 'Easy Living' is an album recorded between August 3 and 6, 1977 with George Duke, Paul Jackson and Tony Williams and released the same year by Milestone.1 . My One and Only Love Track listing : 1.Isn't She Lovely? (Stevie Wonder) - 6:39 . 2.Down the Line (Sonny Rollins) - 07:59 . 3.My One and Only Love (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) - 05:05 . 4.Arroz con Pollo (Sonny Rollins) - 05:37…

Billy Cobham teams up with George Duke at Montreux Jazz (1976)

July 6, 1976 - Billy Cobham, George Duke plus John Scofield and Alphonso Johnson, share the stage at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/00-ART_Billy-Cobham-Spectrum_front.jpg' alt='Billy Cobham – Spectrum' width='190' height='161'/><img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke…

Stanley Clarke releases his fourth album : ‘School Days’ recorded with John Mclaughlin, George Duke, Billy Cobham et al (1976)

Stanley Clarke's 'School Days' is his fourth album recorded in June 1976 and released the same year by Nemperor Records.1 . School Days (w/ George Duke) 2 . School Days (w/ Larry Coryell, Sevilla, 1991) 3 . Life Is Just A Game (10/12/1979) 4 . Life Is Just A Game Track Listing : 1.School Days (Stanley Clarke) - 07:51 . 2.Quiet Afternoon (Stanley Clarke) - 05:09 . 3.The Dancer (Stanley…

The George Duke Band is in Holland (2010)

May 8, 2010 - the George Duke Band - that is George Duke (kb, p, voc), Andrew Papastephanou (kb), Jef Lee Johnson (g), Michael Manson (b), Gordon Campbell (d), Lamont Vanhook (voc) and Shannon Pearson (voc) - plays at Jazz Club Minden, Germany<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke – Duke' width='190' height='161'/>

George Duke records ‘A Brazilian Love Affair’ with Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento and Airto Moreira (1979)

George Duke's 'Duke' is an album released on March 29, 2005 by Bizarre Planet Entertainment.Track Listing : 1.Trust (George Duke) - 05:04 . 2.I Wanna Know (George Duke) - 05:32 . 3.Superwoman (Stevie Wonder) - 05:59 . 4.No One (George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell) - 04:58 . 5.T-Jam (George Duke) - 05:47 . 6.Somebody'S Body (George Duke) - 05:01 . 7.Sausalito (George Duke) - 06:16 . 8.Saturday Night…

The George Duke Trio will smooth Java Jazz (2010)

March 6, 2010 - the George Duke Trio will be at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival held at C1 Hall JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia.<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke – Duke' width='190' height='161'/>

Various artists pay tribute to George Duke at Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta (2014)

March 2, 2014 - Larry Kimpel, Gorden Campbell, Adam Hawley, Indra Lesmana, Dira Sugandhi, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Maurice Brown, Tom Braxton and Tony Momrelle pays tribute to George Duke at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival held at D1 Hall JIExpo Ke<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke – Duke' width='190' height='161'/>

Dianne Reeves releases ‘The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan’ produced by George Duke (2001)

Dianne Reeves' 'The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan' is a studio album produced by George Duke and released on February 13, 2001 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 .…

George Duke takes his Friends on a Cruise (2007)

January 25, 2007 - George Duke & Friends - that is Mindi Abair, Tom Braxton, Jonathan Butler, Najee and Marcus Miller - perform aboard the MS Zuiderdam during The Smooth Jazz Cruise. <img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cd-cover.jpg' alt='George Duke – Duke' width='190' height='161'/>

Flora Purim records with Joe Henderson, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira et al, ‘Butterfly Dreams’ for Milestone (1973)

Flora Purim's 'Butterfly Dreams' is her second album recorded in December 1973 with Joe Henderson, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira & more and released in 1974 by Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Dr. Jive (Part I) (Stanley Clarke) - 02:15 . 2.Butterfly Dreams (Neville Potter, Stanley Clarke) - 06:59 . 3.Dindi (Aloysio De Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 05:50 . 4.Summer Night (Harry…

Bizarre Planet publish George Duke’s 29th album : ‘Duke’ (2005)

George Duke's 'Duke' is his 29th album released on March 29, 2005 by Bizarre Planet Entertainment.Track Listing : 1.Trust (George Duke) - 05:04 . 2.I Wanna Know (George Duke) - 05:32 . 3.Superwoman (Stevie Wonder) - 05:59 . 4.No One (George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell) - 04:58 . 5.T-Jam (George Duke) - 05:47 . 6.Somebody'S Body (George Duke) - 05:01 . 7.Sausalito (George Duke) - 06:16 . 8.Saturday…

Stevie Wonder releases his eighteenth album : ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ featuring ‘Sir Duke’ ‘Pastime Paradise’ and ‘I Wish’ (1976)

Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' is his eighteenth album released on September 28, 1976 by Motown Records.1 . Love's In Need Of Love Today (w/ Take 6, "From America: A Tribute To Heroes") 2 . Love's In Need Of Love Today (w/ George Michael, Live) 3 . Village Ghetto Land 4 . Songs In The Key Of Life - Ghetto Village Land 5 . Sir Duke 6 . I Wish (Live) 7 . I Wish 8 . Isn't She Lovely…

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane record together at Van Gelder Studio the album ‘Duke Ellington & John Coltrane’ (1962)

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane' is an album recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington) – 04:14. 2.Take The Coltrane ((Duke Ellington)) - 04:42 . 3.Big Nick (John Coltrane) – 04:30. 4.Stevie (Duke Ellington) - 04:22 . 5.My Little Brown Book (Billy Strayhorn) – 05:20 . 6.Angelica (Duke Ellington) - 06:00 .…

Duke Ellington records ‘Money Jungle’ with Charles Mingus and Max Roach (1962)

Duke Ellington's 'Money Jungle' is a studio album recorded with Charles Mingus and Max Roach on September 17, 1962 by United Artists.Track Listing : 1.Money Jungle (Duke Ellington) - 05:30 . 2.Fleurette Africaine (African Flower) (Duke Ellington) - 03:36 . 3.Very Special (Duke Ellington) - 04:26 . 4.Warm Valley (Duke Ellington) - 03:33 . 5.Wig Wise (Duke Ellington) - 03:21 . 6.Caravan (Juan…

CTI publish George Benson’s ‘Body Talk’ produced by Creed Taylor (1973)

George Benson's 'Body Talk' is a studio album produced by Creed Taylor and released on August 23, 1973 by CTI.Track Listing : 1.Dance (George Benson, Pee Wee Ellis) - 10:31 . 2.When Love Has Grown (Donny Hathaway, Gene Mcdaniels) - 05:03 . 3.Plum (George Benson) - 05:31 . 4.Body Talk (George Benson) - 08:20 . 5.Top Of The World (George Benson) - 09:45 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…

George Benson releases ‘Give Me The Night,’ an album produced by Quincy Jones (1980)

George Benson's 'Give Me The Night' is an album by produced by Quincy Jones and released in August, 1980 by Qwest Records. 1 . Love X Love (Montreux, 1986) 2 . Off Broadway (w/ Pat Kelley) 3 . Give Me The Night Track listing : . 1.Love X Love (Rod Temperton) - 04:45 . 2.Off Broadway (Rod Temperton) - 05:23 . 3.Moody's Mood (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) - 03:24 . 4.Give Me the Night (Rod…

Columbia record Duke Ellington and his band at the Newport Jazz Festival for ‘Ellington at Newport’ (1956)

'Ellington at Newport' is a live album by Duke Ellington and his band recorded on July 7, 1956 at the Newport Jazz Festival and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Newport 1956) 2 . Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue (w/ Paul Gonsalves) Track Listing : 1.Festival Junction (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 10:08 . 2.Blues To Be There (Duke Ellington, Billy…

Columbia tape ‘First Time! The Count Meets the Duke’ by Duke Ellington & Count Basie and their respective orchestras (1961)

'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) - 05:33 . 2.To You (Thad Jones) - 03:53 . 3.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:46 . 4.Corner Pocket (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) - 04:53 . 5.Wild Man (Duke…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

Blue Note publish Lena Horne’s ‘Being Myself’ recorded with George Benson, Donald Harrison, Milt Jackson et al (1998)

Lena Horne's 'Being Myself' is her most recent studio album released on June 2, 1998 by Blue Note.1 . On Rosie O'Donnell 1998 - Part 1 2 . On Rosie O'Donnell 1998 - Part 2 3 . Lena TALKS (1998) Track Listing : 1.Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (Jimmy Smith) - 03:43 . 2.As Long As I Live (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 02:27 . 3.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) - 04:25 . 4.It'S All Right…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

Blue Note publish Joe Lovano’s ‘Joyous Encounter’ recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones (2005)

Joe Lovano's 'Joyous Encounter' is an album recorded with George Mraz, Paul Motian and Hank Jones and released on May 10, 2005 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) – 10:00 . 2.Bird'S Eye View (Joe Lovano) - 05:28 . 3.Don'T Ever Leave Me (Thad Jones) - 03:45 . 4.Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz) - 05:24 . 5.Six And Four (Oliver Nelson) - 05:30 . 6.Pannonica (Thelonious…

Duke Ellington ‘Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion’ with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1961)

'Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion'' is the combination of two recordings done on April 3–4, 1961 by a sextet combining Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars, and both released the same year by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 05:08 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So And So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 03:11 . 3.Cotton Tail…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee - Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme - Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I'Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone - Two Well Knowns In Paradise . Tracklist : Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I'll…

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Happy Birthday Dianne Reeves. ‘Lady Dianne’

This day (October 23, 1956), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Dianne Reeves, an American jazz singer. Tracklist : 1 . w/ Michael Olatuja & Lionel Loueke - Soki (2020) 2 . w/ Chucho Valdés – My Foolish Heart (2019) 3 . w/ Makoto Ozone – In A Sentimental Mood (2018) 4 . I Wish You Love (2017) 5 . w/ Romero Lubambo – Our love is here to stay (2015) 6 . Waiting In Vain (2014) 7 . Tango Du Jour…

Elektra publish Anita Baker’s third album : ‘Giving You the Best That I Got’ (1988)

Anita Baker's 'Giving You the Best That I Got' is her third album produced By Michael J. Powell and released on October 18, 1988 by Elektra.1 . Giving You The Best That I Got (Official Video) 2 . Just Because Track Listing : 1.Priceless (Garry Glenn) - 05:00 . 2.Lead Me Into Love (Steve Lane, Larry Prentiss) - 04:45 . 3.Giving You The Best That I Got (Baker, Randy Holland, Skip Scarborough) -…