George Duke – D�j� Vu
| George Duke
Heads Up – 2010
Keyboardist-composer-producer George Duke is back with D�j� Vu, his new recording on BPM/Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. Set for release on August 10, the album revisits the synthesizer sound that characterized some of his most memorable recordings from the golden age of funk and soul.
“The whole idea behind D�j� Vu was to take a look back at some of the stuff I used to do that was a little more musically challenging,” says Duke. “In some way or another, whatever happened before always comes around again. It may be a little different, but it will resurface. That’s kind of what this album is – a resurfacing of some ideas I had back in the ’70s when I recorded albums with a lot of synthesizers, like Feel and The Aura Will Prevail.”
D�j� Vu features guest performances by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, flutist Hubert Laws and saxophonist Bob Sheppard.