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  • Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom.
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  • I'm really looking forward to playing in Copenhagen again. Last time I stayed as long as I could, took pictures, signed autographs, and hung out until they through me out of the place!
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  • I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD.
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  • They had too many classical piano players. I didn't have their chops. I couldn't keep up with them. But they also had a brass scholarship for trombone and they didn't have any trombone players. So I knew I could get that one
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  • When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.
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  • At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist.
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  • I've developed an audience over the years and I don't want to loose them.
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  • I think I made my mark playing instruments like the Minimoog, because I learnt how to make them talk I learnt how to get the blues out of them.
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  • Stanley and I decided at the end of last year to do a couple of dates, and we had so much fun we said let's make a commitment.
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  • Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet, head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano.
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  • I'm also working on a track for Howard Hewett, and a theme for a new NPR show.
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  • I grew up with Al Jarreau. We had a band together and worked these places for three years when neither one of us knew we could make a living doing music.
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  • We want to let people know we're back out there.
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  • I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I've found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what's happening.
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  • At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart.
    (George Duke)


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