Saturday, January 30, 2016

A tribute to jazz giant George Duke

Byron Miller, Josie James, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Zad McGough.
There is a band extraordinaire doing a short tour in Sweden now. A 55 piece band including ex George Duke veterans Napoleon Murphy Brock, Josie James and Byron Miller (Napoleon is also a well known Frank Zappa sideman).
Yesterday's show in Umeå was really great. The orchestra under conductor Tom Trapp performed a great variety of George Duke compositions, spanning from symphonic arrangements to soul/funk pop songs. 

From Me To You - A George Duke Experience, the programme:
From Me To You
Love's Weaker Side (Brock)
Tryin' and Cryin', 
Déja Vu
Inca Roads (Zappa)

I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
The Black Messiah pt. I
Patience (Brock)
Brown Sneakers
Sweet Baby
Dukey Treats

Also performed: Uncle Remus (Zappa)

Norrlandsoperan about the event

Sveriges Radio, January 28

Napoleon Murphy Brock and Mats Öberg, duo gig January 26:

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