Duke Pearson

Real Name:
Columbus Calvin Pearson, Jr.
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American jazz pianist, producer, bandleader, composer, and arranger.

Born on August 17, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia, died on August 4, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shortly after moving to New York City in January 1959, Pearson gained the attention of trumpeter Donald Byrd, who asked him to join his newly formed band, the Pepper Adams Donald Byrd Quintet. Pearson was also the accompanist for Nancy Wilson on tour in 1961. After Ike Quebec passed away in 1963, Pearson took over his position as A&R man for Blue Note. Throughout the 1960s, Pearson was a frequent session musician and producer for numerous Blue Note albums, while also recording his own albums as bandleader. Pearson composed and arranged the iconic 'Cristo Redentor' for Donald Byrd in 1964, which has been covered by many artists, including Harvey Mandel and Gene Harris.

He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the 1970s, and passed away in 1980 at Atlanta Veterans Hospital.
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Albums

BLP 4022 Duke Pearson - Profile album art Duke Pearson Profile (Album) Blue Note BLP 4022 US 1960 Sell This Version
BLP 4035 Duke Pearson - Tender Feelin's album art Duke Pearson Tender Feelin's (Album) Blue Note BLP 4035 US 1960 Sell This Version
BST 84191 Duke Pearson - Wahoo album art Duke Pearson Wahoo (Album) Blue Note BST 84191 US 1965 Sell This Version
3005 Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog album art Duke Pearson Prairie Dog (Album) Atlantic 3005 US 1966 Sell This Version
BST 84267 Duke Pearson - The Right Touch album art Duke Pearson The Right Touch (Album) Blue Note BST 84267 US 1967 Sell This Version
BLP 4252 Duke Pearson - Sweet Honey Bee album art Duke Pearson Sweet Honey Bee (Album) Blue Note BLP 4252 US 1967 Sell This Version
BST 84293 K Duke Pearson - The Phantom album art Duke Pearson The Phantom (Album) Blue Note BST 84293 K Germany 1968 Sell This Version
583723 Duke Pearson - Angel Eyes album art Duke Pearson Angel Eyes (Album) Polydor 583723 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BST 84323 Duke Pearson - Merry Ole Soul album art Duke Pearson Merry Ole Soul (Album) Blue Note BST 84323 US 1969 Sell This Version
BST 84344 Duke Pearson - How Insensitive album art Duke Pearson How Insensitive (Album) Blue Note BST 84344 US 1969 Sell This Version
BST 84308 Duke Pearson - Now Hear This album art Duke Pearson Now Hear This (Album) Blue Note BST 84308 US 1969 Sell This Version
PR 7729 Duke Pearson - Time After Time album art Duke Pearson Time After Time (Album) Prestige PR 7729 US 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 84468 1, BST 84 468 1 Duke Pearson - It Could Only Happen With You album art Duke Pearson It Could Only Happen With You (Album) Blue Note UAS 84468 1, BST 84 468 1 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 35220 2 6, 35220 Duke Pearson - I Don't Care Who Knows It album art Duke Pearson I Don't Care Who Knows It (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 35220 2 6, 35220 US 1996 Sell This Version
TKCB-70683 Duke Pearson - Bag's Groove album art Duke Pearson Bag's Groove(CD, Album, Dig) Jazz Line TKCB-70683 Japan 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-1755 Duke Pearson - Taboo / Like Someone In Love album art Duke Pearson Taboo / Like Someone In Love(7", Single) Blue Note 45-1755 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-1931 Duke Pearson - Sweet Honey Bee / Ready Rudy? album art Duke Pearson Sweet Honey Bee / Ready Rudy? (Single) Blue Note 45-1931 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-1754 Duke Pearson - Gate City / Black Coffee album art Duke Pearson Gate City / Black Coffee(7", Single) Blue Note Records Inc. 45-1754 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

MS-008 Duke Pearson - Mosaic Select album art Duke Pearson Mosaic Select(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 3xCD) Mosaic Records (2) MS-008 US 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-70182 Duke Pearson - Essential Blue -The Classic Of Duke Pearson- album art Duke Pearson Essential Blue -The Classic Of Duke Pearson-(CD, Comp) Blue Note TOCP-70182 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
EN4CD9141 Duke Pearson The Classic Albums Collection(4xCD, Comp) Enlightenment (3) EN4CD9141 UK 2018 Sell This Version