David Myles played six and twelve-string acoustic guitars , electric guitar and sitar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George Duke. Crossover jazz funk. George Duke Sheila Escovedo. Retrieved August 29, Get free delivery with Amazon Prime.
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Learn More. The Isley Brothers. Ronnie Laws. Herbie Hancock. Chaka Khan. Top Albums See all 79 albums. No results were found for that selection. Snapshot George Duke. Feel George Duke. After Hours George Duke. Guardian of the light Duke, George. Duke George Duke. Sort by:. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.
At four years old he became interested in the piano. His mother took him to see Duke Ellington in concert and told him about this experience. I ran around saying 'Get me a piano, get me a piano!
He attended Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley before earning a bachelor's degree in trombone and composition with a minor in contrabass from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Although Duke started playing classical music, he credited his cousin Charles Burrell for convincing him to switch to jazz.
He taught a course on jazz and American culture at Merritt College in Oakland. Duke recorded his first album in After Frank Zappa and Cannonball Adderley heard him play, they invited him to join their bands.
He spent two years with Zappa as a member of The Mothers of Invention , two years with Adderley, then returned to Zappa. In , Duke fused jazz with pop, funk, and soul music on his album From Me to You. Three years later his album Reach for It entered the pop charts, and his audiences increased. During the s his career moved to a second phase as he spent much of his time as a record producer. Duke worked as musical director at the Nelson Mandela tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London in In , he temporarily replaced Marcus Miller as musical director of NBC's late-night music performance program Sunday Night during its first season.
He died on August 5, in Los Angeles at the age of 67 from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Three years later his album Reach for It entered the pop charts, and his audiences increased. Follow the Rainbow Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Duke recorded his first album in There's LP problem loading this menu right now. Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original Games - George Duke - Master Of The Game (Vinyl July 13, Hal Leonard.
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