A producer since the s, he has crafted scores of fine recordings — many ofthem GRAMMY winners — for artists representing almost every corner of the contemporary She Heard My Cry music landscape. Duke was born in San Rafael, California, in January When he was four, his mother took him to a performance by that other Duke of jazz, Duke Ellington, I Love The Blues.
He admits that he doesn't remember much of the performance, but his mother told him years later that he spent the next several days demanding a piano. Duke began his formal training on the instrument at age seven, his earliest influence being the culturally and historically rich black music of his local Baptist church. By his teen years, his universe of musical influences had expanded to include the more secular sounds of young jazz mavericks like Miles Davis, Les McCann and Cal Tjader — all of whom inspired him to play in numerous high school jazz groups.
I Love The Blues high school, he attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received a bachelor's degree in But perhaps the most important lessons came after college, She Heard My Cry, when Duke joined Al Jarreau in forming the house band at the Half Note, the popular San Francisco club, in the late '60s. He launched his solo recording career at age 20, and shortly thereafter began cutting LPs for the MPS label in the '70s.
During this period he recorded what is possibly his best known album, Brazilian Love Affair. Duke's reputation as a skilled producer was also gathering steam. During this time, Duke was just as busy outside the studio as inside. He worked asmusical director for numerous large-scale events, including the Nelson Mandelatribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London in The following year, along with Marcus Miller, he served as musical director of NBC's acclaimed late-night music performance program, Sunday Night.
The'90s were no less hectic. For the better part She Heard My Cry 25 years, Duke has also composed and recorded numerous scores for film and television. It is a glance back, but with a very contemporary sensibility — a piece of work that comes together very much in the present, but also conjures up a persistent feeling of something great that came before. HighRes-Studio Master files are lossless at various sample rates from Login Search.
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