Our CD of the month for August is “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke”. It’s a tribute release by Al Jarreau for his close friend who’s gone but not forgotten,released on August 5th, which is the one-year anniversary of Dukes untimely passing.
Jazz Master of the Month - August 2014 DUKE PEARSON
Columbus Calvin Pearson, Jr was born in Atlanta, GA and was nicknamed “Duke” by his uncle who was an avid Duke Ellington fan. He successfully encouraged Duke to start piano lesson at six years old but by the age of twelve Duke became fonder of brass instruments.