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George Duke R.I.P.

Another sad passing in the world of music. Iconic jazz/funk/pop keyboardist George Duke has died from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 67.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-08-12

In addition to a large number of albums under his own name, Duke was known for his collaborations with a wide range of artists from a variety of genres, spanning jazz, progressive rock, pop, and R&B. He appeared on more than a dozen albums with Frank Zappa, and also played with Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, John Scofield, Phil Collins, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Billy Cobham, along with scores of others.

He was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012. Tributes have poured in from around the world for his work in music and for humanitarian causes.


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More info
http://www.discogs.com/artist/George+Duke
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/showbiz/music/jazz-artist-george-duke-dies

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