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EWF – Maurice White ; Gilles Peterson tribute

Posted May 1st, 2016

As a massive Earth, Wind & Fire fan, fortunate to see them live 5 times and interview them twice – and visit the Egyptian Abu Simble temple which inspired the cover of their ace 1977 album ALL N ALL ; when I heard that ace Dj Gilles Peterson, had done a tribute to EWF founder, Maurice White – had to share the love. THIS IS AN AMAZING TRIBUTE TO AN AMAZING ARTIST.

This in Gilles own words taken from the okayplayer web page……link below

Maurice White

As we all know at this point, last week we sadly lost the legendary Maurice White to a long bout with Parkinsons. The impact his music had on my youth through Earth Wind & Fire can’t be overstated (“Reasons” will always be one of my favorite songs). Though he has sadly passed, Maurice’s legacy will forever live on through his music. Gilles Peterson pays tribute to Maurice with this amazing 2 hour plus 37 song mix, In Memory of Maurice White.

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….Gilles Peterson


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