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George Duke, the jazz man who played with Frank Zappa, George Clinton, Miles Davis, Anita Baker and more has died. He was 67. While a cause of death has not officially been determined, Duke’s label said he died after a lengthy battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Following his wife Corine’s passing last summer, Duke released his final album Dreamweaver earlier this month in tribute to her.

Duke’s massive musical legacy spans well over six decades and traces back to a number of musicians. He once said he didn’t know how many albums he had put out since he had recorded with so many different people. For a small glimpse into Duke’s greatness, hear “Dukey Stick” as well as Duke talking about his last LP.

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