Saturday, August 18, 2007

I Want You


George Duke showed a great deal of promise early in his career as a jazz pianist and keyboardist. Inspired early on by Les McCann, he worked with a trio in San Francisco during the mid-'60s. In 1969, Duke accompanied Jean-Luc Ponty, recording with the violinist. After eight months with Don Ellis' Orchestra, he joined Frank Zappa for much of 1970. Duke spent 1971-1972 with Cannonball Adderley and then returned to Zappa for 1973-1975. In 1975, he worked with Sonny Rollins, co-led a group with Billy Cobham, and then formed a funk band (the Clarke-Duke Project) with Stanley Clarke. In the 80's he became well sought after producer for Philp Bailey, Stephanie Mills, Rufus, Jeffrey Osborne and others...



2 comments:

SoulFunkLifestyles said...

Some good blog entries. Tell me, are the dance clubs in portugal where this music is played considered commercial or underground venues. Just how major or minor is this scene in Portugal's nitelife?

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Social Disco Club said...

Good question..
Only "specialized" places can have this kind of music. Portugal doenst have many clubs to play this stuff ... :(
Unfornately, this is not a good country for disco.
But there are a club i really enjoy play: Trintaeum. Is really great! always great international and portugese dj's.
and there other small clubs where you can play soul, funk, disco stuff, more alternative places.
If you wanna know some other things keep in touch

Thanks for the comment
SDC