×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Forever, For Always, For Luther
     

Forever, For Always, For Luther

5.0 1
 
Forever, for Always, for Luther is an emotional and heartfelt tribute to the legendary R&B vocalist Luther Vandross, who suffered a diabetes-induced stroke in April 2003 that left him in a coma for several weeks. Top contemporary jazz artists revisit several of his major hits and enable listeners to feel the passion and love for the man and his music. Such

Overview

Forever, for Always, for Luther is an emotional and heartfelt tribute to the legendary R&B vocalist Luther Vandross, who suffered a diabetes-induced stroke in April 2003 that left him in a coma for several weeks. Top contemporary jazz artists revisit several of his major hits and enable listeners to feel the passion and love for the man and his music. Such songs as "Any Love," featuring saxophonist Kirk Whalum, take the collection to creative and harmonic heights. "If Only for One Night" features Dave Koz on soprano saxophone and Brian Culbertson on keyboards, rediscovering the R&B ballad with a seductive laid-back midtempo groove. Trumpeter Rick Braun plays the sentimental "Dance With My Father," which was the last record Vandross recorded prior to suffering the stroke. This song went on to win multiple Grammy awards in 2004 and ends the recording on an emotional high note. The music on Forever, for Always, for Luther comes from a period that had an indelible imprint on many of Luther Vandross' fans and friends, other musicians, and R&B history. It is an exceptional tribute to an excellent musician.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Verve Fontana
UPC:
0602498622360
catalogNumber:
B000242602
Rank:
80754

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lalah Hathaway   Vocals,Background Vocals
George Benson   Guitar
Richard Elliot   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Koz   Soprano Saxophone
Dwight Sills   Guitar
Lisa Fischer   Vocals
Sekou Bunch   Bass
Boney James   Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al   Bass,Electric Bass
Rick Braun   Flugelhorn
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Brian Culbertson   Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Ray Fuller   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Brenda White-King   Vocals
Nick Lane   Trombone
Cindy Mizelle   Vocals
John Pondel   Rhythm Guitar
Rex Rideout   Keyboards
T.M. Stevens   Guitar
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Fonzi Thornton   Vocals
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Michael White   Drums
Mindi Abair   Alto Saxophone
Ledisi   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sundra "Sun" Manning   Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Brenda Russell   Composer
Luther Vandross   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Boney James   Producer,Engineer
Rick Braun   Engineer
Brian Culbertson   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Mark Green   Engineer
Bud Harner   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Nick Lane   Horn Arrangements
Richard Marx   Composer
Marcus Miller   Composer
Rex Rideout   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Steve Sykes   Engineer
Reed Vertelney   Composer
Craig Bauer   Engineer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Warryn Campbell   Composer
Jo Smith   Engineer
Harold Lilly   Composer
Mary Ida Vandross   Author
Justin Smith   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Forever, For Always, For Luther 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most sensual cds I’ve ran across in a long time. The jazz is so smooth on each track. The arrangements of various brass instruments and saxophones are awesome with passion, power and force to match the sound of Luther. Lala Hathaway and Ledisi were great picks as vocals on this cd, as the uniqueness of their voices blends on point with the background instruments. If you purchase this cd, I’m sure you will want to take it everywhere you go.