Exposé Online banner

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.


Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): George Duke

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

Latest news

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Josiah - Procession – Procession is the fifth and final album by this UK stoner rock band formed in 2000. If you are a fan of head-slamming rock along the lines of Black Sabbath and Ozzie, this is the album for you. Each...  (2011) » Read more

Fromage - Ophelia – Four years after their debut, and with an almost complete change in the lineup (only the singer / flautist and drummer from the first album remained), Fromage released their second album Ophelia. Here...  (1996) » Read more

Phil Manzanera - 50 Minutes Later – Guitarist Phil Manzanera has struck upon the renaissance era of his star-crossed musical career. Together with close longtime friends such as Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt, Manzanera continues to push...  (2007) » Read more

Hopper Picard Franklin Hayward - Numero d'vol – Hugh Hopper hardly ever misses an opportunity for a group improvisation. Given his time spent with sax player Simon Picard doing Soft Machine tributes and keeping tabs on keyboardist Steve Franklin...  (2008) » Read more

Simon Mayor and the Mandolinquents - Dance of the Comedians – The Mandolinquents are an acoustic, mandolin based (how did you guess?) quartet that’s been playing together off and on for a dozen years or more, and this – documenting one of their live...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues