George Duke Quotes


17 George Duke quotes:



"At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist."
"At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart."
"Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet, head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I would much prefer that they take me as I am, that way the experience is genuine between the both of us."
"I'm also working on a track for Howard Hewett, and a theme for a new NPR show."
"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."
"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!"
"I've developed an audience over the years and I don't want to loose them."
"Maybe I shouldn't say this, but I actually had no central idea going into this album, I just wanted to record material that I felt good about."
"The majority of the people I work with are more than musicians and singers, they are personal friends and friends help each other."
"Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom."
"I mean this record does not sound like somebody's maiden voyage."
"We're performing several shows in the Canary Islands."
"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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