Al Jarreau Has a New Album Out

Al Jarreau just released new album a month ago, and considering that it’s a tribute to the late George Duke, I was kind of surprised that I don’t recall hearing a peep about it from someone who used to play for both those guys.

al jarreau

I mean, it’s doing well:

Maybe this has something to do with the silence:

Al Jarreau got his start playing in a jazz trio led by pianist/keyboardist George Duke, so it is fitting that Jarreau pays tribute to Duke, who passed away in 2013, on his 2014 album My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. It was while working as a vocal rehab counselor at a hospital in San Francisco in the late ’60s that Jarreau began singing with Duke’s trio. It was also due in part to the popularity of these early performances that both musicians’ storied solo careers were launched. On My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, Jarreau delves into a batch of Duke compositions with a select group of guest artists, many of whom also had connections to Duke. Joining Jarreau here are such luminaries as Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Dianne Reeves, and others. Similarly, backing Jarreau at various times is a superb ensemble of musicians including bassist Stanley Clarke (who also produced the album), keyboardists John Beasley and Patrice Rushen, guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., and drummer John “J.R.” Robinson. In fact, Duke himself makes an appearance here via the wonders of modern technology on the languidly romantic “Bring Me Joy.” Elsewhere, Jarreau turns his sonorous, joyful voice to such Duke songs as “Sweet Baby,” “No Rhyme, No Reason,” “You Touch My Brain,” and more. Ultimately, My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke is a heartfelt tribute album that, as with many of Jarreau and Duke’s previous albums, feels fresh, warm, and full of love.

And by this I’m saying that in the cornucopia of “select” and “superb” jazziness and swinging ponytails that coalesced at these recording sessions, there’s no mention of Icarus. Was he asked?

184 Comments on “Al Jarreau Has a New Album Out”

  1. Bunk X says:

    Al Jarreau didn’t invite Icarus, Stanley Jordan didn’t invite him, and George Duke was silent about the whole thing.

    Barry missed the gravy train.

  2. Because says:

    Where’s Waddlo?

  3. Because says:


  4. rightymouse says:

    Looks like fatso is persona non grata to the great ones. Couldn’t happen to a bigger a-hole.

    • Arachne says:

      Yep – it’s interesting that on an album honoring Duke, with collaboration by both Jarreau and Clarke, all of whom Icarus has played with, he was not included at all. And I DID check the album credits. I’m sure his excuse when asked why Jarreau and Clarke didn’t include him will be “oh, well, they asked but I was, of course unavailable.” If he’d been asked, he would have said so at the time.

      Fatass Jazzy Ponytail FAIL.

  5. BTW

    I included Jarreau’s tweet on there…

    …just in case someone wanted to ask him.

  6. the uninvited guitarist says:


  7. the uninvited guitarist says:

    ooops, sorry for double-posting! (I didn’t see the tweet at first thusly I posted it again)

  8. Arachne says:

    Also you would think since Johnson never shuts up about his guitarist chops, constantly referencing where he’s toured, that he wouldn’t be first in line to promote Al’s tribute album to his DEAR friend George Duke. You know, since I’m sure he’ll get thousands of retweets.

    Oh, and Chuck C. Johnson and I follow each other. He should have some good fun with this.

  9. Because says:

    Yeah, Jazzy.

  10. Because says:

    Fat greasy hippies are normal.

    • Arachne says:

      Since most African Americans are Christian and believe that God created the heavens and Earth, sing it with me now folks — RAAAAACIST.

      • Octopus says:

        Not to mention, the Entire Muslim World.

        Seriously, Chunky…don’t mention them. They’ll have your head if you do.

    • Captain Death says:

      Deranged, sexual intercourse ddenied, overweight, and unemployed 61 year olds who need the worship of acne scarred 20 year old college assholes are even weirder.

      • Because says:

        Deranged, sexual intercourse denied, overweight, and unemployed 61 year old high school grads who imagine themselves College Know-it-all Hippies are even weirder yet.

  11. CJfan says:

    BTW :mrgreen:

  12. Because says:

    Askimet is a big fat pain in the bumf, and it appears that it doesn’t like long names. Please shoot it.

  13. Octopus says:

    Working for honest wages is greed?

    • OLT's The Stoopid Burns says:

      Greed (lust) is the reason for every human triumph and failure since before Eden closed its gates.

      Sorry, pithy commenter.

    • Just poop says:

      actually Gus, Greed is good.

      There has been more money given to charity because of greed than because of any other reason.

      Greed makes the world go round

  14. Octopus says:


    • Because says:


    • OLT's You Bastard says:

      Thanks, Ocky. That was a brain cell massacre.

    • OLT's C'mon, Coward says:

      OK, Jillian, I’ll make you a deal.

      I will walk, unprotected, into a warehouse full of guns, but no people.

      You walk, unprotected, into a warehouse full of Ebola, but no people.

      Fair, right? At least according to your childish views.

      • Arachne says:

        Her silly annoying style goes a long way in explaining why the New York Times is in the financial trouble it’s in.

      • OLT's How Humiliating says:

        If that’s why passes for a reporter these days, no wonder no one buys papers.

        Good grief, Chuckie Johnson.

    • OLT's C'mon, Coward says:

      I’ve kept guns in my house for decades. Still alive. How much ebola should we put in your house?

  15. OLT's The Stoopid Burns says:

    There’s a donkey show in that woman’s empty skull.

  16. apachewhoknows says:

    Chuck’s fingers will not hold the strings down any longer to much of his own shit on his left hand makes them way to slick.

  17. Just because says:

    • Arachne says:

      Oh snap……If you get a response you should retweet it to Chuck. AND his followers.

    • OLT's Maybe A Grabber? says:

      BTW, Stalker Chuck is very good at “reaching for it” these days, as it takes quite a bit to get around/under the huge pannus pannus pannus LOL.

      I would not ask him up on the roof, unless you are testing WTC-7 leftist conspiracy theories.

  18. rightymouse says:

    lolwut???????????????? Moron. 🙄

    • Arachne says:

      BTW – didn’t Gus celebrate that he hit 2K followers recently. Totals going back down. I guess even the BOUGHT followers are running away.

  19. Because green with envy says:

    • Arachne says:

      Oh look, now Chuckie thinks he should get to decide what a journalist.
      Hey, start with your pathetic follower Jillian upthread, Fatso.

  20. rightymouse says:

    Hey! Gussy! Ask your nearest Muslim (if you even know any) what he/she thinks of gay marriage, m’kay?? Idiot.

  21. Pakimon says:

    Gus sighting? 😆

  22. Just forgotten poop says:

    look. facts are facts. Charles ” Icarus” Johnson is being shunned by every person he played with.

    perhaps shunned is a harsh word. that implies they cared enough to ignore him. Something tells me, like the vast majority of the blogosphere they all probably thought he died last decade.

    but Charles did get a retweet by Will Wheaton, so he’s happy

  23. kbdabear says:

    But enough about you, Fatass….

    • Arachne says:

      Actually no he isn’t. What he pointed out, you narcissic fat fuck, is that when Spike Lee tweeted out an INCORRECT address for George Zimmerman, causing a family to have to flee their home in fear, his Twitter account WAS NOT suspended. AT ALL. Johnson’s was suspended for tweeting out the correct address of a woman who was being quarantined for Ebola and had not as yet received any food!

      This faux annoyance from a ponytailed douchenozzle who retweets that same shit five times a day and has his computer set up to continually search for him, and who would publish Rodan’s home address in a heartbeat if he had it and has a history of outing people’s names and personal information.

      So maybe you should shut the eff up, asshat.

  24. Juan Epstein says:

    Once a con-man……


  25. Octopus says:

    Chunky gets his daily Waddling Orders from an organization that is run by “racist, anti-semitic and anti-tranny” people. That’s class! 😆

  26. Octopus says:

    Religion Of Peace nearly pulled off a disgusting atrocity in London, and probably will manage to do so shortly. There are many ISIS fighters living there. We have plenty of our own, repatriated after fighting in Iraq for ISIS. They have promised to bring the war to us, on our soil. Does anyone besides the Idiot Left doubt them, at this point?

  27. livefreeor die says:

    It’s only a matter of time before they pull another beheading off over here. Then we get to watch the MSM twist themselves into pretzels as they try to explain how it did not involve radical Islam.

    • Octopus says:

      Borrowed from a commenter at yet another hate-site, discussing the London plot:

      The nothing to do with Islam death cult was plotting yet another betrayal of Islam. I gather the cultural sensitivity police have been deployed to the local places where those who hijack Islam congregate, to reassure the community and protect against backlash.

  28. Because says:

    • Pakimon says:

      Since it’s so easy, maybe Chunky should start a blog dedicated to making fun of him.

      After all, it’s been done before and the hilarity never ends. 😆

    • Arachne says:

      Hey douchenozzle – did you tweet the same thing to Spike Lee and Rosanne Barr when they tweeted out Zimmerman’s address in the hopes that the residents would be assaulted? Nah, I didn’t think so.

  29. ISpeakJive says:

    • Because says:

      Gosh, that didn’t get tweeted to @Green_Fartballs.

    • Octopus says:

      There’s something viciously insane about the way Dear Fatass has now focused his stalking behavior on a person who bears his name. It took awhile, many obsessions with many people, but now he’s found himself. This manque will be spanked, and spanked hard and often. Gird your loins, manque.

  30. Octopus says:

    Carolla had a good take on the Maher-Affleck kerfuffle:

    It’s going to be interesting to see how Maher’s position on the Left evolves, over the next few years of the ongoing war against Islamist terror. He’s not going to stop telling the truth about them, and a lot of young libturds will be opening their eyes to the horror and barbarism that is the medieval, fundamentalist Koranimal. It’s a chink in the Libturd armor, I believe. Chink is not racist, btw, because Asians no longer qualify as minorities who must be protected.

  31. Octopus says:

    Dat ban-stick, she ain’t the ass-whoopin’ terror she used to was! 😆

    • Pakimon says:

      I think Chunky has succumbed to stage 5 peevishness. 😆

    • Arachne says:

      Except he didn’t accuse them of having Ebola, you lying shitsack. He said they were quarantined and had not received food. He publishing of the address was not a good thing to do, and he deleted it. Got that?

      And only 26 retweets. Wherez the thousands?

      • ISpeakJive says:

        Chunky is on a crusade to try to convince everybody that Chuck C. is a creepy stalker, endangering the quarantined woman’s life by publishing her address. Mentally ill, blah, blah, blah.
        Not getting why she would necessarily be endangered any more than her family. It wasn’t a secret which apartment complex they were at in Dallas. Lots of news videos showing their front porch and the sign for the complex. Nobody would even go near that place. EVER. Possible ebola would be a pretty effective troll deterrent, I would think. Yuk.

  32. Octopus says:

    The Lefty-Elite Palace Guard Jesters showed their true feelings a bit too clearly, Saturday night. Some African-Americans are pissed. Luckily, not many watched.

  33. Pakimon says:

    I imagine Pam Gellar felt the exact same way when you kept calling her “babe”. 😆

    • OLT's You Bigot says:

      Stalker Charles is homophobic??? OH NOES!

      Hey, CHUCK JOHNSON of LGF … you know who else doesn’t like teh gheys? Three guesses!

  34. Pakimon says:

    Don’t go to The Donkey Show! 😆

    • Octopus says:

      That one likes it, though. 🙂

    • Arachne says:

      Except — I think that’s a horse. And let’s face it – a LOT of people will go to the Horse Show.

      • Because says:

        Somebody needs to explain to me why horses are allowed to crap metric shitloads all over the hiking trails around here, but if my yorkie drops a few grams of poop, I’m supposed to pick it up.

        Fecal specists.

      • Octopus says:

        I see the same ugly speciesism in the park where I sometimes take George. There’s animals pooping everywhere, including squirrels, ducks, geese, rabbits, horses and the occasional hobo. Signs are posted every ten feet, though, pounding the Anti-Canine Poop Dogma, and threatening fines to humans owned by these noble creatures. Man’s Best Friend, and he has to be shamed in front of all these other scofflaws, who could give a shit about laws. It’s not right!

        “You know it’s not right.”

  35. Octopus says:

    Note: “My Old Friend” is NOT a reference to Chunky. That’s a different tune, entitled, “That Backstabbin’ Barry Stole My Van.”

  36. Octopus says:

    He’s viscously insane, no doot.

  37. he really did? says:

    OT, but wow, did he really post this?

  38. Because Onoses says:

    • rightymouse says:

      Yeah, Chuck….
      You need to stop your stalking & harassment of people.

    • OLT's Stalkers Anon says:

      BTW, this broke my irony meter. Cheap Culver City shit.

      • Octopus says:

        I find it’s good practice to disconnect the irony meter, when perusing the slack-jaw-inducing Twitterwars of the Non-Dynamic Duo. Saves having to replace circuit breakers and burnt wiring. Pain in the ass, approaching Donkey Show levels.

      • Because says:

        You need to consult a licensed EE. That calls for 1/4-cycle energy-limiting fuses. This ain’t for Weekend Warrior wire monkeys.

        Uh-oh. Did I say “monkey”?

      • OLT's OOPS says:

        The reeducation truck will be there shortly.

  39. Arachne says:

    Appears that the Dallas Ebola patient has died. It’s a rather tense wait-and-see game for those that were in close proximity. While the incubation period is 21 days, those exposed may manifest the flu-like symptoms in as little as 10 days, so I’m going to hope and pray that the others have escaped infection.

    Meanwhile, I’m sure that the Ponytailed Douchenozzle will post yet another clever “conservatives would like ebola if…” tweets that frankly no one’s finding at all amusing except failed stringers for the New York Times.

    • OLT's Got This says:

      That woman needs to accept my Ebola Challenge.

      I am willing to keep any number of “guns” (i.e., cartridge firearms intended for use by a single person, such as a rifle, shotgun, or pistol) in my closet for an extended period of time.

      Meanwhile, she will store the equivalent mass in ebola-infected materials in her closet.

      After all, it’s all the same, right?

  40. OLT's Got This says:

    Good news! Thomas Eric Duncan was not killed using a gun, so Liberals won’t be celebrating his death as a way to advance any of their Statist agenda.

  41. OLT's Got This says:

    Good news! Thomas Eric Duncan was not shot by a police officer while committing a crime, so Liberals won’t need to encourage looting, pillaging, rioting, or burning in Dallas. Yet.

    • Because says:

      Donkey Show.

      • kbdabear says:

        And Chuckles the Clown’s sources debunking this are what or whom?

        Remember, Chuck has a long history of claiming stories are true because they haven’t been proven to be false

      • Arachne says:

        Dial it back, Douchenozzle. Duncan’s sources originally gave him that information. Now they are nuancing it. But by all means, you keep using MMFA, Vox and Salon as YOUR sources.

        And only 3 retweets. Where’s the 11ty thousands? Maybe even your libturd followers aren’t finding your shitbag naivete about ISIS so amusing.

  42. Doppel milyo says:

  43. Doppel milyo says:

    saying ebola is dangerous = racist

    black dude dies from ebola = racist

    got it !

    help us president obola !!

  44. Yo, lgf’s lurkers and chuckey spys, in that Charles will not put up a thread on poor Mr. Duncan of the ebola case. He died not that your cult cares how much the open borders damages the U.S..

  45. Because says:

    Does this genius realize that the librotarians who spoil everything have been complaining about this for years?

    • kbdabear says:

      Chuck needs to understand the meaning and proper usage of “literally”, literally

    • kbdabear says:

      He used to cheer on the no-knock raids and call those who spoke out against them “dangerous anti-government wingnut libertarians”

      Then again, he changes his pom-poms according to what gets him the most retweets from the proggies.

  46. Because says:

    A pot pie dies.

    • Octopus says:

      He must go out and forage the dumpsters for each meal. So inconvenient, being a bum. At least it gets him off of Twitter for a little while.

  47. windbag says:

    I ordered the Charles Johnson’s Greatest Hits CD. When it arrived, I popped it into the CD player…and the disc was blank. Odd, huh?

    • Kurt's shart topper says:

      it’s one song.

      actually written and sung by buckhead, but Charles has inserted himself , karaoke style, as the lead singer

      now in the oldies file

  48. kbdabear says:

    Far Right Ubersturm Propaganda Outlet with No Credibility Spreading False Story that Dr Cheetohs Johnson will debunk with his awesome SCIENCE knowledge ….

    Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy Being Monitored For Ebola

  49. OLT's You People Make No Sense says:

    Good lord, the number of things invented by the white man to kill the black man is now approaching the number of things caused by anthropogenic global warming.

    Meanwhile, conservatives are fear-mongers. Film at eleventy!!!!11!

    • windbag says:

      White men invented global warming in order to kill black men. White men don’t care if they are killed in the process, as long as black men are annihilated. At least according to Jesse Jackson and his ilk.

  50. Kurt's viral load shot in Chuck's face says:

    I saw on the news a CDC talking head saying ebola can live on surfaces outside the body for up to 6 days
    that camera man in Liberia didn’t have any direct contact with body fluids, but still got ebola

    Charles you dangerous fool, preaching that it’s hard to catch. bullshit
    somebody in a plane or in a hospital or at a movie theatre, coughs on their hand, touches a doorknob etc


    why are you so interested in being so dangerously wrong about this? do you want people to die?

  51. Octopus says:

    Nontroversy Alert!!

    I know I saw Chunky McDumbth make a categorical statement regarding the ludicrousity of the notion that ISIS fighters might be entering through our sieve-like southern border. No way, no how, he assured the world of twitterdumb. And yet…this:

    Me so racist, for doubting Dear Fatass on this issue. Sorry!

  52. Kurt's sad truth says:

    My comments really belong at the bottom.

    at least that’s what my Dad always says to me

  53. JimboXL says:

    Attention attention Obola-Nazi science deniers, Ebola does not come to America and become instantly peaceful and harmless like the old white glue horse Republicans you tweet about.

  54. Octopus says:

    When You’ve Lost Dhimmi Carter, And You’re A Dhimmicrat Preezydunce…

    It’s bad, Dhim. 😯

  55. Octopus says:

    Thread is rogered, butt good. 😆

  56. kbdabear says:

    Dr Cheetohs Johnson is keeping his bra snapping skillz from getting stale

    Funny, no direct tweet to her. Maybe she hit HER block button and he was warned if he snapped her bra again his account would be suspended for STALKING

  57. Abu bin Blackhawks says:

    FOX NEWS has been around for 18 years.
    Global Warmening has been missing for 18 years.
    Can anyone ‘splain that? Can you?

    Hopefully Paki is camped out with beverage of choice in front of the Flyers v. Bruins. MAybe fortunate enough for his galto make a sammich or three. It’s Hockey Season!

  58. Kurt's prize says:


  59. Because says:

    Roger that.

  60. Abu says:

    Flyers tie it in the final minute. Paki, are you there?