LISTEN to Gilles Peterson’s Thorough Mixtape Tribute to Maurice White

Maurice White painting by Kadir Nelson

For many years, we have been some of the biggest fans of the amazing Gilles Peterson for his ability to  identify and amplify some of the World’s best music. Mixing genres is his standard approach but it all settles nicely into an amazing groove that is distinctly GP.  This latest collection of tracks in tribute to the late and great Maurice White is no different.  Instead of providing too much background, we invite you to plug in, sit back and relax to some incredible sounds.  You won’t regret it.

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So here’s my tribute to the mighty mighty one, Mr Maurice White, who sadly passed away on February 4 of this year. He left us an incredible treasure trove of music that has shaped the way I live my life!

I avoided the really obvious hits that you can hear everywhere and went for my personal faves, and a solid dose of the music that went on to shape the unique sound of Earth Wind and Fire from his early years working with two great mentors to him, Ramsey Lewis and Charles Stepney.

I got so much pleasure recording this – I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

 

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