This new loving tribute features all-star performances by Patti Austin, Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, Will Downing, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, Maysa, Najee, Wayman Tisdale, Kevin Whalum and Kirk Whalum
“Having the opportunity to know and to work with Luther has truly been a blessing. This album was important in that it celebrates Luther as both singer and songwriter.” - Rex Rideout, Co-Producer Forever, For Always, For Luther Vols. I & II
This November 21st, Rendezvous Entertainment will release Forever, For Always, For Luther Volume II. Once again produced by Rex Rideout and Bud Harner, Vol. II boasts a new cast of all-star singers and players.
“Huge personality, huge talent...Luther Vandross will be forever missed,” says Dave Koz. “But in true Luther-style, he left such large footprints for us to continue to inspire...as evidenced by this outpouring of musical love. I am thrilled and honored that Rendezvous could be part of the legacy, and help keep the man and his music alive.”
In keeping with tradition, Rendezvous Entertainment is partnering the release with the American Heart Association’s lifesaving campaign “The Power To End Stroke.” Especially targeted to the African-American community, the program seeks to raise the awareness of the warning signs of stroke in order to prevent or greatly minimize many of its debilitating consequences.
“When you look at the African American community, you see a greater disposition to virtually all the risk factors for stroke,” states the American Heart Association’s Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele. “This is exacerbated by the fact that there’s such a shortage of good, accurate information out there, especially in the black community on stoke. That’s leading to a stroke epidemic in the black community, and it’s critical that we act now to stop it.”
Preview the album before its release exclusively at www.rendezvousmusic.comPosted by Peter Böhi at November 1, 2006 7:48 PM