|Tags:||jazz blues funk soul smooth jazz jazz guitar|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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19 December 1942, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. A self-taught guitarist, Dupree became a professional musician in his home town while still in his mid-teens. Soon thereafter, he joined King Curtis band in New York City where he worked with Jimi Hendrix. Dupree developed a solid reputation as a gifted R&B player, appearing in the backing groups of numerous artists for concerts and recording sessions. These have included Billy Cobham, Gene Mighty Flea Connors, Carla Bley, Aretha Franklin (with whom he toured 1967-76), Grant Green, Elvin Jones, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann (in the 70s and again in the 90s), Richard Twardzik, saxophonist Steen Vig, the funk band Stuff, Grover Washington Jnr. , bluesman Champion Jack Dupree (unrelated), and Steve Gadds band, the Gadd Gang, in the late 80s.
Duprees own name recording sessions have seen him in company with David Fathead Newman and Ellis...