Saturday, May 30, 2009

George Duke - Illusions (1995)

Artist: George Duke
Title Of Album: Illusions
Year Of Release: January 24, 1995
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Genre: Jazz/Pop/Funk


2.500 Miles To Go
4.Love Can Be So Cold
6.The Simple Things
7.Life And Times
8.Look What We Started Now
9.G'est La Vie
10.Buffalo Soldiers
12.No Greater Love
13.So I'll Pretend

- Clique Aki:

The man is a complete musician : good songwriter, arranger, producer and...performer. Wether he hoes on the Grand piano or through his massive samples library, Duke has fully integrated sixty years of Jazz music into one album. Some of the songs are pure jazz rock, instrumental beauties(specially "No greater love" with Dennis Chambers on drums), some others are funk grooves with vocals, but lean towards nicely harmonised melody lines (check "411" and "money"). If you like Quincy Jones's "Back on the block", then you'll love this CD.

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