‘Cristo Redentor’ & Duke Pearson
Forty years ago today, the music world lost Duke Pearson. Pearson, born in Atlanta, in 1932, wrote the song, ‘Cristo Redentor,’ (Christ the Redeemer).
It is his best known recording and his greatest and while Pearson recorded and composed many, many songs, this one is so special, it defines his entire career. Many have recorded the song.