1977 George Duke – Reach For It

Reach for It is the twelfth album by George Duke, released in 1977.

George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres.

He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which ‘A Brazilian Love Affair’ from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.


1  The Beginning (George Duke) 1:52
2  Lemme At It (George Duke) 4:18
3  Hot Fire (Leon Chancler) 5:33
Reach For It (George Duke) 4:55
5  Just For You (George Duke) 4:29
6  Omi Fresh Water (George Duke) 4:52
7  Searchin’ My Mind (George Duke) 3:14
8  Watch Out Baby ! (George Duke, Leon Chancler, Michael Sembello, Stanley Clarke) 5:25
9  Diamonds (George Duke) 6:47
10  The End (George Duke) 1:07


BassByron Miller
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarCharles Johnson
PercussionManolo Badrena
KeyboardsGeorge Duke
Background VocalsDeborah Thomas
Background VocalsDee Henrichs
Background VocalsSybil Thomas
VocalsGeorge Duke

Other Musicians

6 Omi Fresh Water

TromboneRaul De Souza

8 Watch Out Baby!

BassStanley Clarke
GuitarMichael Sembello
VocalsLeon Chancler

9 Diamonds

VocalsCharles Johnson

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke
Crew (Drum Roady) – Ron Lorman
Crew (Road Manager) – Art Satren
Engineer – Kerry McNabb
Stage Manager – Bruce Heigh
Technician (Monitor Mixer) – Alan Santos

Mastered By – John Golden
Art Direction – Glen Christensen
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Produced For – George Duke Enterprises, Inc.
Recorded At – Paramount Studios
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Manufactured By – Epic Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.