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17.06.2022
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The Best Of The MPS Years presents you all the classics and highlights of George Duke’s time at the Black Forest label on one album.

A curious happenstance in 1966 triggered the partnership between MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and George Duke. Brunner-Schwer was in San Francisco to record the Art van Damme Quintet. After finishing the recording session one evening, he and his team strolled over to a club called the Jazz Workshop. Les McCann was supposed to be playing, but this particular day was his day off. Instead, a 20 year old pianist, still involved in his studies, was performing with his quartet. The music’s freshness so enthralled the German that he set up a recording session on the spot. This encounter between George Duke and Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in sunny California was both accidental and noteworthy. It turned out to be the jazzy prologue to future events: five years later the American began his fusion-infused sessions for the man from Germany’s Black Forest. The six albums of this series still count as a fascinating and essential part of George Duke’s life’s-work and canon of the genre.

Tracklist:

  1. Au Right
  2. Funny Funk
  3. That’s What She Said
  4. The Opening
  5. For Love
  6. Feel
  7. Capricorn
  8. Dawn
  9. Seeing You
  10. Someday
  11. Feels So Good
  12. Love Reborn
  13. Uncle Remus
  14. Love
  15. Cora Jobege
  16. Foosh
  17. Theme from the opera “Tzina”
  18. North Beach
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The Best Of The MPS Years – Series

MPS is starting a new compilation series. The Best Of The MPS Years will presents you all the classics and highlights of selected MPS artists from their time at the Black Forest label on a single album. The series starts ...

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17. Jun

The Best Of The MPS Years – Series

MPS is starting a new compilation series. The Best Of The MPS Years will presents you all the classics and highlights of selected MPS artists from their time at the Black Forest label on a single album. The series starts ...