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Eternity
     

Eternity

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by Norman Connors
 
Since the mid-'70s, Connors has been one of the most successful crossover jazz artists. Albums like You Are My Starship, Invitation, and Passion are necessities for those who are fans of the genre. Eternity is the first album on his label Starship Records, which is distributed by The Right Stuff. This effort, like

Overview

Since the mid-'70s, Connors has been one of the most successful crossover jazz artists. Albums like You Are My Starship, Invitation, and Passion are necessities for those who are fans of the genre. Eternity is the first album on his label Starship Records, which is distributed by The Right Stuff. This effort, like his '90s efforts for Motown -- finds Connors expounding on his classic style as well as making overtures to the contemporary jazz market. The cover of "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" is arranged by Onaje Allan Gumbs and features a sax solo from Gary Bartz. A song that Connors planned on covering with the late Phyllis Hyman has Lisa Fischer stepping in and giving a great, emotionally charged performance. Connors also does a cover of his 1976 classic "You Are My Starship" here. Although the original is definitive, Peabo Bryson does the vocal and his timbre is perfect for the track. Angie Bofill takes the lead for the powerful and haunting "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore." Not everything on Eternity is great, though. "Conditions of the Heart" and an instrumental cover of Toni Braxton's "You're Making Me High" isn't much different than the "smooth jazz" style that's been treading water since the late '80s. Other songs are closer to his hooky and melodic production style. "Just Another Love Song" and a cover of Donny Hathaway's "We're Still Friends" with lead vocals from Donald Tavie have the romantic appeal of Connors' best work. Eternity is another classic effort from one of jazz's best performers and producers.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2000
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724352472222
catalogNumber:
24722

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norman Connors   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums
Angela Bofill   Track Performer
Gerald Albright   Bass,Alto Saxophone
Gary Bartz   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Lyle   Keyboards
Marion Meadows   Soprano Saxophone
Jean Carne   Vocals
Kevin Owens   Vocals
Johnny Britt   Trumpet
Jervonny Collier   Bass
Preston Glass   Keyboards
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Herman Jackson   Guitar,Keyboards
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion
Tony Jones   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Larry McGee   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Darryl Richards   Tenor Saxophone
Land Richards   Drums
Denise Stewart   Vocals
Fonzi Thornton   Vocals
Wil Wheaton   Vocals
Bill White   Guitar
Lisa Fisher   Vocals
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Stanley Jones   Guitar
Falconer   Drums
Nils Jiptner   Guitar
Shay Best   Vocals
Will Miller   Trumpet
Gail Jhonson   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Arranger,Programming
Onaje Allan Gumbs   Arranger
Norman Connors   Producer
Preston Glass   Arranger,Programming
Marlene Bergman   Art Direction
Donald Tavie   Arranger
Alan Walker   drum programming

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Eternity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
YOU FAILED TO MENTION IN YOUR CREDITS THAT MICHAEL HENDERSON WROTE THE ORIGINAL SONG AND SANG THE ORIGINAL SONG. PEABO SANG THE NEW VERSION AND GIVES MICHAEL THE PROPS AT EVERY SHOW HE GIVES CURRENTLY. YOU COULD AT LEAST DO THE SAME. MICHAEL ALSO PLAYED BASS AND ARRANGED THIS VERSION. PLEASE GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE HE STILL OWNS THE PUBLISHING ON THE SONG!!!!!!YOU ARE MY STARSHIP!!!! MICHAEL HENDERSON.....