Ethnomusicologist Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., wrote a moving piece on the importance of George Duke, in which he writes about listening to Jamal Ahmad's Soul of Jazz show Tuesday on WCLK, which was a tribute to Duke.
Guthrie is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Follow him on Twitter at @DrGuyMusiqology and Musiqology.com Click here to read the post.
The passing of George Duke hits all of us hard at The Jazz of The City. WCLK has played his music from day one, and it was a joy to bring him to our members and listeners for last Spring's WCLK benefit concert. WCLK's announcers will be playing a lot of his music today and in the days to come, remembering that part of George Duke that will never die, his music.
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George Duke stopped by Morning Jazz today to talk Jazz-Funk with Morris Baxter. Duke talks about his music, his roots, and the amazing list of musicians he's worked with over the years, including Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Frank Zappa.
If you're headed to tonight's WCLK 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, here's a chance to give a listen to this morning's conversation in case you missed it.
Thanks to all of our new and renewing members who made our Spring 2013 Membership Campaign a huge success. If your membership includes tickets to our 39th Anniversary Concert Wednesday featuring George Duke and Gerald Albright, you have two options with regards to getting your tickets.
George Duke and Gerald Albright will be in ATL at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on April 3 for WCLK's 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert. Duke himself called in this week to catch up with Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. of Jazz. It was a meeting of like minds, as the conversation covered a whole lot of funk, among other things.