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George Duke's The Era Will Prevail - The MPS Studio Years (1973-1976) - The Audiophile Man
A curious happenstance in 1966 triggered the partnership between MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and George Duke. Brunner-Schwer was in San Francisco to record the Art van Damme Quintet. After finishing the recording session one evening, he and his team strolled over to a club called the Jazz Workshop. Les McCann was supposed to be playing but this particular day was his day off. Instead, a 20 year old pianist, still involved in his studies, was performing with his quartet. The music’s freshness so enthralled the German that he set up a recording session on the spot. This encounter between George Duke and Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in sunny California was both accidental and noteworthy. It turned out to be the jazzy prologue to future events: five years later the American began his fusion-infused sessions for the man from Germany’s Black Forest. These sessions are the theme of this box set with its seven LPs. These albums still count as a fascinating and essential part of George Duke’s life’s-work and canon of the genre. Out now, price is £145 Subscribe to my weekly newsletterJoin the mailing list to receive my weekly newsletter into your email inbox SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed!