Duke, George

Heads Up, 2013CD
Instrument: PIANO

Issue: 19.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The veteran contemporary jazz keyboardist returned to the studio following the untimely passing of his wife Corine. Duke’s pain birthed creativity not scene in many years. We are quickly reminded of his prowess on “Stones of Orion” with bassist Stanley Clarke. What follows is a set that touches funk, spiritual, jazz, R&B and the retro “Burnt Sausage Jam”. The star-studded cast includes Christian McBride (b), Paul Jackson Jr. (g), vocalists Teena Marie, Lalah Hathaway, Rachelle Ferrell and Jeffrey Osborne. We hope this winning effort keeps Duke on the scene!


Publicist: Concord Jazz