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August 10, 2013

George Duke: An Appreciation by A. Scott Galloway

From Adderley to Zappa…and All the Space Between:
An Appreciation of George Duke

 
by A. Scott Galloway
 
Some losses leave unfathomable fissures in the foundation of family, community and industry. The transition of George Duke at age 67 from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is such a loss. The proof lies in the first 48 hours of homage that swept across social media – emanating as much from the hearts of folks who knew him as among the warmest, funniest and most generous of men to walk the earth as from musicologists who strained to mainline the panoramic palette of his musical breadth and depth. The passing of George Duke demands that one ponder long and hard of the experience, wisdom, perspective and personality that has ascended. Yet voluminous traces have been left behind for generations to study and enjoy long into the future. It is “the future” that the electric keyboard and synthesizer wizard always had his third eye locked on…heart anchored in ancient reveries of Afro-acoustic ivories…and The Spirit ever in it.
 
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Concord Music Group to Reissue John Coltrane’s “Afro Blue Impressions” on Aug. 20th, 2013

John Coltrane’s
‘Afro Blue Impressions’
Expanded Version Coming from Concord/Pablo


Concord
Music Group will reissue a remastered and expanded edition of John
Coltrane’s Afro Blue Impressions album on August 20, 2013. Enhanced by
24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, three bonus tracks, and new liner
notes, the new reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records,
the jazz label founded by Norman Granz in 1973.

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New Project, “Shades” by Up & Coming Saxman LeBron | Available NOW

by Introducing Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist LeBron and CD, “Shades” Available NOW Good Morning Readers and a WELCOME to our new ones! Whats Happening? Its the weekend, isn’t it? Time to get the flow started with word of a new Urban/Contemporary Jazz saxman coming directly to your stereo sets and iPods. …

Karen Clark Sheard to Record Live CD on Sept. 9th, 2013 in Chicago

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-Winning Recording Artist
Karen Clark Sheard Set to Record Live CD on September 9 in Chicago


(Detroit, MI – August 9, 2013) – Karew Records is set for the live recording of multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Karen Clark Sheard. The September 9 live recording will be produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Donald Lawrence and held at the House of Hope, 752 East 114th Street, Chicago, IL. The recording begins at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:15 p.m.  Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com.

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