A decade-spanning collection of work by George Duke
– a set that starts with Duke
's immediate post-MPS years at Columbia in the late 70s, and which stretches out into hit 80s and 90s work for Elektra, Warner, and other labels! The groove here is decidedly smooth, but in that perfect balance of R&B and jazz that Duke
first forged back in the day – a style that so many other later artists sanded down way too much, but which still comes across beautifully in George
's sensitive hands. A number of tracks feature vocals – some by Duke
– and titles include "Reach For It", "Duke
y Stick", "Say That You Will", "Brazilian Love Affair", "Love Ballad", "Same Ole Love", "No Rhyme No Reason", "6 O'Clock", "Love Can Be So Cold", and "She's Amazing".
(Out of print.)