George Duke: Keyboard Giant (1973-76) 2007
01. The Opening
03. Maria Tres Filhos
04. Faces In Reflection No.2
06. For Love (I Come Your Friend)
08. The Aura
10. Sister Serene
12. Seeing You
13. I C’n Hear That
14. After The Love
16. Liberated Fantasies
18. Yana Aminah
George Duke – keyboards, vocals;
Guitar – Lee Ritenour (#9), David Amaro (#14), Daryl Stuermer (#16);
Bass – John Heard (#1-4,17,18), Alphonso Johnson (#5,6,8), Tom Fowler (#9), Byron Miller (#10), Embamba (#12-14,16);
Drums – Ndugu Chancler;
Percussion – Airto Moreira (#5,8,13,14,16);
Marimba – Emil Richards (#13);
Vocals – Bonnie Bowdon Amaro (#14,16);
Backing Vocals – Gee Janzen (#7), Sylvia St. James (#7), Kathy Woehrle (#7), Napoleon Murphy Brock (#12), Janet Ferguson Hof (#12)
Compiled by: Stephan Steigleder
Mastered at Emil Berliner Studios, Langenhagen
Photography: Cal Schenkel
Design: Knut Schötteldreier
Marketed in Australia by Universal Music Classics & Jazz, a division of The Universal Music Group, under exclusive licence.
If nobody else will do this then I’ll have to.
This is a fantastic working of tracks from the four or so albums George did for M.P.S. originally.
I was wary because I usually hate compilations, but this music was hard to find before on c.d., so what we have here is a joyous trawl through some wonderful early moments and probably my favourite period of all, come to think of it.
George is on fire throughout, but the high point is it all works so well together, like it could have been recorded yesterday!
Here’s real music if anyone out there still wants it.
~Mr.T.I.Gamon[comment via amazon.com]