New Listening Room: Al Jarreau and friends remember George Duke

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    The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. Now Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke’s renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. Produced by John Burk, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Boney James, this work also hosts a stellar blend of guest artists including Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr. John and more, with a special appearance by George Duke on the track “Bring Me Joy,” which also features Boney James.

    The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. Now Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke’s renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. Produced by John Burk, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Boney James, this work also hosts a stellar blend of guest artists including Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr. John and more, with a special appearance by George Duke on the track “Bring Me Joy,” which also features Boney James.

    My Old Friend will surely extend the legacy of George Duke as well as become another crowning jewel in Jarreau’s own distinguished repertoire. “There are great moments all over this project,” Jarreau says proudly. “I couldn’t possibly cover George’s full range. But I wanted to give people a fun listen with his music for Duke’s diehard fans to once again, enjoy themselves through his music.” The album is now available for pre-order and is part of a Pledge Music campaign where Jarreau is offering fans a first listen, signed CDs, VIP packages and more.

    We're proud to present My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke as our newest SoulTracks Listening Room. It is a memorable album that both soul and jazz fans will cherish. Check out the album below and then purchase it at the bottom of the page for a special price at Amazon or autographed by Al Jarreau via Pledge Music!

     

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