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GEORGE DUKE (1946 - 2013)

Keyboardist-singer-composer-record producer George Duke passed away on August 5, from chronic lymphatic leukemia. Jean Luc and George started their career together in Los Angeles in 1969, recorded a few albums and toured as a quartet before joigning Zappa's band together. It is an emotional shock for JLP who contributed an interview with Marcus Miller that will air today Monday August 12, at 9 PM-Pacific Time (12:00 AM midnight Eastern Time) as part a 4-hour tribute produced by the famous bassist for Sirius XM satellite radio in "Real Jazz" - Channel 67 - together with interviews by Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, David Sanborn and other artists who have collaborated with George Duke. JLP also share in a tribute in the next issue of Jazz Magazine in France.