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In A Mellow Tone

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In A Mellow Tone
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For All We Know
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Never Will I Marry
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Spring Is Here
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Sweet Baby
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Down The Road
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So Many Stars
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So I'll Pretend
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Quiet Fire
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Just Because
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I Loves You Porgy
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 62:12

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Sanity Check

JazzBro.com

There's so much terrific stuff here, it's difficult to have preferences within the project .. every jazz lover's playlist should have at least a few cuts from this one, if only to slow your life down for a sanity check .. start with "For All We Know" and "So Many Stars." .. Mark Stanley/SoundTraxx on JazzMatrix Radio/SmoothJazz1480.com/SolarRadio.com

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Par Excellence

Kipper

Like other reviewers here I have been a longtime fan of George Duke. As far as I am concerned the man is a genius. Not only does he excel at the piano and is also able to wrench emotion from the often cold synthesizer but his writing skills as a jazz musician are almost without parallel. The fact he is continuously able to attract the cream of session musicians for his albums says a lot about how his contemporaries feel about and respect him. George for President

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Listen For Yourself

robertricejr

I have to agree that the review in the bio section is, at best, irrelevant. I have followed George Duke's music for most of my life, and never fail to be astounded by his mastery of the piano. To say his post-1976 work is irrelevant to Jazz smacks of an elitist approach to music that really lends little credibility to Mr. Yarrow's assessment. I recommend that anyone wanting to experience an extraordinary musician, who continues to be at the top of his game, should simply begin listening to George Duke for yourself.

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I PityThe Fool

Obstinate1

The review in the Bio section of Mr.Duke by Scott is a very shallow view of basically, a musical genius. I sum it up as thus, Mr. Yarrow, "Face The Music" a 2002 Release that in Jazz terms, "Kicks Ass"

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'Primus Inter Pares'

Hello

Some beautiful moments here. Reminds me of Bill Evans, 'Just Because'. Mr Duke is first amongst equals, he attracts wonderfully gifted accompanists too.

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Straightforward small combo jazz (basically an electric/acoustic piano trio with occasional guitar, reeds and percussion) of a kind that George Duke’s detractors say he has long since abandoned, In a Mellow Tone is indubitably a mainstream jazz record with little adventurous spirit and a sound that occasionally even verges on the easy listening horrors of smooth jazz. However, as such albums go, it’s more than pleasant, with Duke’s underrated piano and Fender Rhodes technique driving the songs. As the Duke Ellington-derived title track suggests, this is a low-key effort that disdains showboating solos or flashy rhythmic changes, and its equal split between familiar standards like “Never Will I Marry” and mellow, melodic Duke originals holds few surprises. The one inarguable flaw is that Duke’s vocals, never his strong suit, verge from forgettable to intrusive on their handful of tracks. Aside from that, at least two-thirds of In a Mellow Tone is relaxed, but never soporific, mood music. Though that may seem to be damning with faint praise to the jazz faithful who remember Duke’s far more passionate early work, In a Mellow Tone largely fulfills the aesthetic demands it set out for itself. – Stewart Mason

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