A celebration of the master musician, all-round genius and great guy. Tracing his work from the Zappa years though a glittering, multi-album solo career, the heavyweight collaborations, and Montreux triumphs, Dukey’s music provides the melodic soul enriched canvas for these outstanding players to express themselves. Expect impeccable ensemble musicianship combined with friendly funk and some very groovy jazz - plus solos to take the breath away! George is joined by the rest of his band, Carl Hudson on keyboards, Kim Murray on guitar, John McKenzie on bass, Geoff Dunn on drums, and Karl Van den Bossche on percussion.
The Genius Of George Duke: A celebration of the master musician, all-round genius and great guy - George Duke. Racing his work from the Zappa years though a glittering, multi-album solo career, the heavyweight collaborations, (Billy Cobham, Dianne Reeves, Stanley Clarke) and Montreux triumphs, Dukey's music provides the melodic canvas for these outstanding players to express themselves. Lots more Dukey links to great material for them to explore in the likes of Al Jarreau, Deniece Williams, Jill Scott, Teena Marie – even Michael Jackson! Expect impeccable ensemble musicianship combined with great soul vocals, some friendly funk and very groovy jazz - plus solos and vocals to take the breath away. Reach For It claim direct links to George Duke and his key musical partner Billy Cobham through its' own personnel; vocalist Gina Foster, (George Duke, Eric Clapton, Sinead O’Connor) sang alongside Chanté Moore (another Duke protégé) and the great Phil Perry in Dukey's band at Montreux Jazz Festival.Derek Green - vocals (Pet Shop Boys, Stevie Wonder, Deniece Williams, Robbie Williams) Gina Foster - vocals (George Duke Band, Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor, Squeeze) Carl Hudson - keyboards (PB Underground, Sister Sledge, Average White Band, Jocelyn Brown) Kim Murray – guitar (Joyce Sims, Leroy Burgess, Carmen Rodgers) John McKenzie - bass (David Bowie, Everything But The Girl, Lionel Richie, Dr. John) Karl Van den Bossche – percussion (Robert Palmer, Incognito, Brand New Heavies, Joss Stone, Sade) Geoff Dunn - drums (Van Morrison, Incognito, Joe Cocker, Donna Summer)