George Duke with Byron Miller: “Dukey Stick”, In the Studio 1978

The music community was rocked this week with the passing of the legendary keyboardist George Duke. The phenomenal musician had a long and varied career including work with Cannonball Adderley, Frank Zappa, and more. The list of bassists he worked with is equally inspiring: Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, John Heard, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Fowler, Louis Johnson, Doug Rauch, Byron Miller and many more.

We’re paying tribute to the late, great Duke with a clip from the studio in 1978 of his band performing the ever-funky “Dukey Stick.” Byron Miller lays down a funky line with a solo starting at the 4:20 mark.

RIP, George Duke.

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  1. not too many people know this but George Duke was a damn good bass player —–

  2. man, I started loving george’s music in the 70s as a pre-teen, before I even knew of such a thing as jazz fusion. now it’s my favorite style! and yes, byron miller can lay it down, bro!

  3. Break out your Mutron IIIs!