George Duke ‎– Faces In Reflection

Genre:
Style:
Year:

Tracklist

The Opening 3:18
Capricorn 5:06
Piano Solo No. 1 + 2 2:21
Psychosomatic Dung 5:03
Faces In Reflection No. 1 (Instrumental) 3:37
Maria Tres Filhos 5:09
North Beach 6:26
Da Somba 6:18
Faces In Reflection No. 2 (Vocal) 2:19

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
21 22018-4 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album) MPS Records, BASF 21 22018-4 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
21 22018-4 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album) MPS Records, BASF 21 22018-4 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
MC 22018, G 22018 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album) MPS Records, BASF, MPS Records, BASF MC 22018, G 22018 US 1974 Sell This Version
MC 22018 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album) MPS Records MC 22018 US 1974 Sell This Version
21 22018-4 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, Promo) MPS Records, BASF 21 22018-4 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
MC 22018 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, Promo) MPS Records MC 22018 US 1974 Sell This Version
15421, 5D064-99391 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, TP) MPS Records, MPS Records 15421, 5D064-99391 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5D 064-99391 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, RE) MPS Records 5D 064-99391 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
ULS-6048-P George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, RE) MPS Records ULS-6048-P Japan 1982 Sell This Version
JS-082 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, RE) MPS Records JS-082 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
B0011153-02 George Duke Faces In Reflection(CD, Album, RE, RM) Verve Records B0011153-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
SPV 441032 CD George Duke Faces In Reflection(CD, Album, RE, RM) Promising Music, MPS Records SPV 441032 CD Germany 2008 Sell This Version
B0011514-02 George Duke Faces In Reflection(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Verve Records B0011514-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
none George Duke Faces In Reflection(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) MPS Records none US 2014
21 22018-4 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, RE, RM) MPS Records 21 22018-4 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
5D 064-99391, 5C 064-99391 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, RE) MPS Records, MPS Records 5D 064-99391, 5C 064-99391 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
68.022, MPS 15.421 George Duke Faces In Reflection(LP, Album, RP) MPS Records, MPS Records 68.022, MPS 15.421 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 10 Reviews

Add Review

clauses

clauses

January 13, 2021
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, RE, RM, 21 22018-4
This mastering and cutting is on the warmer side, and with a quite narrow stereo field. Probably very close to the master tape, but the high-res digital mastering offered more clarity and expansiveness. Never the less a good quality pressing at the price. Vinyl is dead dead silent.
dylaf

dylaf

November 17, 2020
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, 21 22018-4
'George is humble about his albums and summed it up with statement: "As long as I can play what I want to and make reasonable money to live . . . I am happy. Making a hit isn't important".'

From the cover notes, by Marcia Blackman.

The hits of yesterday are the cliques of today; thanks to George's working philosophy, this joins a stack of material that will never get tired, old, or die, nor join the endless trawl of 'easy money popular classics' record labels resurrect year after year for the zombies. An incredible timeless masterpiece.

Expansive09

Expansive09

April 23, 2020
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, 21 22018-4
One of my favorite for many reasons: no guitar, sax, little vocals, amazingly tight trio, lots of synths and clavs, intense, laid back and funky all in less than 45minutes! Simple of his best 70s albums hands down. The tone-juice he squeezes out of the ARP is damn unreal!
wjcain

wjcain

March 27, 2020
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, 21 22018-4
Has anyone seen a Japanese release for this? Catalog #ULS-6048-P
havencheese

havencheese

January 15, 2020
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, RE, RM, 21 22018-4
Lovely, warm reissue on 180g. Basic liner notes insert sheet in German/English is a nice addition. Really happy with the reissue of this classic, at times free and soundscape styled LP.
TommyVF

TommyVF

August 14, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, 21 22018-4
YH!!! One of my fav jazz records. <3 George Duke trio at its freshest and most ambitious. First time he really whipped out the synth and explored its possibilities (thanks to Zappa, who got him both to sing and to play synth, I've read!). Impressive result from a trio, too. Quite diverse record with some solo keys stuff (a more ambient psychedelic track and a almost classical sounding soulful piano piece), some vocal involvement (both lyrical and non-lyrical), some funky jazz fusion bits, and some really fun latin-y stuff with fancy percussion improvisation. Then there's the title composition which to me has a darker prog rock feeling to it, with some non-4/4 beat stuff.

A real journey that never stops mesmerizing, in my experience. It's so clear that the musicians are having real fun when playing together, with both interesting compositions and improvisations.

TT score:
Enjoyability/Variety/Appeal/Originality/Skills=100%
20/18/18/17/20=93%
loikwax

loikwax

August 12, 2016
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, MC 22018, G 22018

An amazing record ! Would compare this to BBNG !
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

July 6, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Faces In Reflection, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, B0011514-02
What to say about such a timeless album? George Duke's mastery Cosmic Jazz deliverance features a fine selection of Electric Piano & Synth Sounds, and a synergic collaboration of musicians including Leon Ndugu Chancler on Drums & John Heard on Bass. As a Laurent Garnier once said, "an album is not just a aleatory selection of tunes; it has a history inside, as a whole". Every single thing from this man released on MPS/BASF is worthy of a careful, deep listening. You're firmly advised.
mixmastermorris

mixmastermorris

January 28, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Faces In Reflection, LP, Album, RP, 68.022, MPS 15.421
North Beach is a stunning ambient soundscape made of Fender Rhodes arpeggios whacked into a delay unit with lots of feedback... several times it goes into total saturation in an extremely mind-blowing style. I used to play this record as a set opener, and so did Derrick May .... who got the idea from Kirk DiGiorgio .....