WCLK Pick Of The Week-Al Jarreau's My Old Friend-Celebrating George Duke
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is enjoying the new Al Jarreau release My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. He's playing it on Serenade To The City and you can hear it elsewhere throughout the day on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
From Amazon: As the title suggests, My Old Friend, Grammy-award winning singer and song stylist Al Jarreau pays a loving tribute to one of his longtime kindred spirits – the legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke, who unexpectedly passed away last year. By gathering an impressive list of special guests that include bassists Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke; saxophonists Gerald Albright and Boney James; and singers Dianne Reeves, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway and Jeffrey Osborne; among others, the new disc gives a delightful snapshot of Duke’s expansive musical range that includes post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz.
“I wanted to show part of the range of George’s music and the brilliance of his work, which accounts for the impact he had on various musicians in the last half century,” Jarreau explains.
You can purchase My Old Friend from Amazon at the link below and part of your purchase price will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thank you!