Let 's start with some albuns of this initial phase of GD...
Frank Zappa – lead guitar, vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock – saxophone, flute, vocals
George Duke – keyboards, vocals
Ruth Underwood – percussion
Tom Fowler – bass guitar
Chester Thompson – drums
Three great records of these experimentations could be represented by:
My favorite solo album is:
Duke was nominated for a Grammy as Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for After Hours in 1999. By popular vote, Duke was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012.
Duke died August 5, 2013 in Los Angeles from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 67 and is survived by his sons, Rashid and John.
More George Duke:
The Capricorn in Reflection
A Brazilian Love Affair
George Duke Biography ( http://www.georgeduke.com/biography.html )