To the average music fan under 40, George Duke might have been a footnote. He was the guy who made “Seeing You” that was sampled by Big K.R.I.T. (“Yesterday”) and Hiero (“You Never Knew.“) Or maybe you know him as the inspiration for Thudercat’s cover of “For Love (I Come Your Friend.”). The latter cut […]
The Duke June 27, 2011
George Duke. All-time great afro. All-time great musician. Check the resume: conservatory trained trombonist and composer. Jazz fusionist who played with Cannonball Adderley before linking up with Frank Zappa and playing on 200 Motels and other odd Me Decade experiments. Later collaborators included Miles Davis, Milton Nascimento, and Sheila E. Sampled by Daft Punk, Mylo, […]