Forever, For Always, For Luther

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Verve Fontana
  • UPC: 602498622360
  • Catalog Number: B000242602
  • Sales rank: 82,299

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Any Love (5:04)
  2. 2 Never Too Much - Paul Jackson Jr. (5:03)
  3. 3 Wait for Love - Boney James (4:27)
  4. 4 Forever, For Always, For Love (5:53)
  5. 5 Stop to Love (4:32)
  6. 6 If Only for One Night (5:16)
  7. 7 My Sensitivity (Gets in the Way) - Ledisi (4:25)
  8. 8 Your Secret Love - Richard Elliot (4:22)
  9. 9 Take You Out - George Benson (3:54)
  10. 10 Dance With My Father - Rick Braun (4:50)
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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 Jr. 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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Richard Marx Composer
Marcus Miller Composer
Rex Rideout Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Steve Sykes Engineer
Reed Vertelney Composer
Craig Bauer Engineer
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Justin Smith Engineer
Warryn Campbell Composer
Jo Smith Engineer
Harold Lilly Composer
Mary Ida Vandross Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Fierce Contribution to Luther & Music Fans

    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.

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