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Faces In Reflection
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
This early masterpiece shows Duke s new creativity on an arsenal of keyboards and introduces him as a singer - an exciting document of his funky fusion work. Featuring John Heard and Leon Ndugu Chancler (Santana). Unique g... more »
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This early masterpiece shows Duke s new creativity on an arsenal of keyboards and introduces him as a singer - an exciting document of his funky fusion work. Featuring John Heard and Leon Ndugu Chancler (Santana). Unique gatefold cardboard packaging. Originally released in 1974.
THE FIRST OF FIVE
COMPUTERJAZZMAN | Cliffside Park, New Jersey United States | 04/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS THE FIRST OF FIVE ALBUMS GEORGE DUKE RECORDED FOR THE MPS/BASF LABEL BACK IN THE 1970'S. THIS WAS RECORDED IN 1974, AND IT IS THE FIRST ALBUM WHERE GEORGE DUKE PICKS UP PLAYING SYNTHESIZER. THE ONLY OTHER MUSICIANS ARE JOHN HEARD ON BASS AND LEON NDUGU CHANCELLOR ON DRUMS & PERCUSSION. THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM FROM GEORGE'S MOST CREATIVE AND ORIGINAL PERIOD MUSICALLY (I GUESS PLAYING ALL THOSE YEARS WITH FRANK ZAPPA REALLY LET HIM OPEN HIMSELF UP TO NEW HORIZONS). THE OTHER FOUR MPS ALBUMS, "THE AURA WILL PREVAIL", "FEEL", "LIBERATED FANTASIES" AND "I LOVE THE BLUES (SHE HEARD ME CRY) ARE ALL EQUALLY GREAT AS WELL, I HAVE THREE OF THEM ON AN IMPORT COMPILATION CALLED "THREE ORIGINALS". BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST ONE AND IT DEFINTELY WORTH HAVING."
Stopped in my tracks
M. Butler | Alexandria, Virginia United States | 08/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hate to plug Best Buy but in these economic times we can all stand to save a few bucks. 9.99. As I was waiting for my daughter to pick out a camera, I told her to meet me at the car. By the time she got there, it had morphed into a time machine and it was 1974 once again. Where can you get that type of thrill for 10 bucks, I ask????????????"
P. A. Schaeffer | netherlands | 07/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"very nicely " decorated " CD with excellent jazz rock tunes in a limited line up very well remastered (I still have the record)
It often occurs that the early recordings of jazz rock musicians are the best ones and this one is no exception to the rule.
influances from the time he joined the band of Frank Zappa are obvious.
highly recommend this cd especially in a nostalgic point of view"