Category: Duke George

Seymour Nurse Interviews George Duke

Here is a great four part interview with the late George Duke from Seymour Nurse from The Bottom End.

Part one covers the original London (UK) Jazz-Fusion Dance Movement, and how his music influenced this culture at clubs like, “The Horseshoe” and “Electric Ballroom.” Part two covers Duke’s  timeless masterpiece, “A Brazilian Love Affair”, Milton Nascimento and the late, great, Cannonball Adderley. In part three, George gives his thoughts on his female vocalists, Sheila E, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and the exquisite, “Muir Woods Suite”. Finally, part four begins with blaring sires and goes on to cover Duke’s current work.

—Peter Blasevick

Q&A: George Duke 2012

More from my week of interviews from JazzOnline.com. Today’s post is a recent talk with the versatile George Duke in which he answers a few questions about his influences and the like. From the interview, Duke talks about the first recording he ever bought:

“The first record I purchased was “Hard Times” by David “Fathead” Newman produced by Ray Charles. David was the most soulful sax player I had ever heard, and the songs were a kind of cross between jazz and what they called soul music at the time, but in an instrumental context.”

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