RIP – George Duke
Click on the link here for Audio Player George Duke Band, live at Philharmonie Hall, Berlin – November 3, 1977 – RBB Radio Berlin
With the sad news (again) today of the passing of one of the great Jazz/Funk/Fusion keyboard players, George Duke, I thought it would only be fitting as tribute to play one of his memorable concerts. This one comes from Berlin and features, in addition to the stellar George Duke Band lineup of Charles Icarus Johnson, guitar – Byron Miller, Bass – Ndugu Chancler, drums – Sheila E., percussion and vocals; Josie James, vocals and Muffy Hendricks, vocals – it also features a surprise appearance by Herbie Hancock joining in for an encore.
In memory of a wonderful musician and remarkable human being who will be very much missed, here is The George Duke Band live at Philharmonie Hall, Berlin. Recorded by RBB Radio Berlin on November 3rd, 1977.
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The legendary Miles Davis this weekend. From a series of concerts at the 1963 Juan-Les Pins Festival in France, recorded by ORTF in Paris on July 26-28, 1963.
This concert has been available officially and unofficially in various forms over the years, and I don’t think a single performance or outtake has gone untouched over the years. As with most everything Davis had done in his monumental career, it’s during a pivotal time; his transition to new places from the more traditional ones (considering that Bop and Cool School could be construed as traditional by this time). And it features an equally legendary lineup in this Quintet appearance.
Here’s what’s what:
Miles Davis Quintet
Juan-Les Pins Festival
July 26-28, 1962
Miles Davis (tpt); George Coleman (ts);Herbie Hancock (pno); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (dr)
1. So What (July 26, 1963)
2 Stella By Starlight (July 26)
3. Seven Steps To Heaven – Walkin’ (July 26)
4. If I were a Bell (July 28, 1963)
5. So What (July 28)
Goes perfect with this particular Sunday.
Turn it up and relax.