It comes with great sadness to tell you that legendary jazz musician George Duke passed away on Monday night in Los Angeles, California. Duke had been treated for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. His career spanned over five decades, starting in 1966 and ending with Dreamweaver, which was released just last month.
Other than his 30 solo albums, Duke also performed as a sideman and producer on a wide number of albums for the likes of Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis. Needless to say his inspiration was felt by many jazz musicians and anyone with a penchant for the cosmos in their music so to commemorate his life and the music he helped to carve, stream some of our favourite selections below.
Rise In Power, Mr Duke.