are some artists that at any awakening moment you can count on, you
know them, you trust them, simply because you’ve know they’ve got
game! George Duke is one of those artists whose voice speaks
with passion, clarity and familiarity with each project. His new one
appropriately titled “Duke” is somewhat of a departure from
“Face The Music, 2002”. Nevertheless, Duke’s latest
musical adventure encompasses the trademark qualities and beyond that
will draw listeners back for another serving of tasty yet fascinating
music by George Duke.
To my surprise, Duke covers
a Stevie Wonder’s classic “Superwoman” at the 3rd
spot on Duke. Now, this is the way to redefine a song by giving
it your own signature without losing the basic fundamentals of the
composition. On the next track Duke swings into one of his
classic subdued mood with “No One”, his keys as usual are
vibrant yet seductively stimulating coupled with beautiful background
vocals makes this another adoring classic.
has scored another tight groove this time with a cut called “Tjam”!
I dig this tune; its bright and colorful, and radio should be all over
this jam. “Tjam” features solos of course by himself,
flute, trumpet, horn section, bass, tenor sax, congas and timbales.
This is a fun party jam that listeners will rejoice in everywhere.
taps into the pulse of today’s R&B with “Somebody’s Body”,
its catchy hooks and melodies are seriously on point. I can see Urban
Radio embracing this track because it has all the seductive
qualities that vocally fits into its winning formula. The variety of
ingredients that’s contained in Duke’s music is what
attracts me to his compositions. The structure, and unwavering
dynamics are by no means illusive. Duke pens the Brazilian flavored
“Sausalito” that proves his versatility as a composer is
far beyond the norm.
is one of the most consistent and fun loving musicians that you’ll
have the privilege, pleasure and honor to listen to. With each song Duke
navigates thoroughly thru the pages of his prolific songbook unveiling
the more profound nuances of his most compelling compositions.
Therefore, Duke arrives with some of his most expansive
collection of promising melodies, harmonies, textures and funk grooves