|Genres:||Disco Jazz R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||jazz funk soul smooth jazz quiet storm fusion jazz-funk|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Norman Connor, 1 March 1948, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Connors took up drums and was writing his own music from the age of five. After graduating from the Julliard School of Music he pursued a career as a sideman, working with Billy Paul, Jack McDuff, Archie Shepp, and Charles Earland. He moved to New York in 1971 and was immediately hired by Pharoah Sanders, touring the world with his band and appearing on five of his albums. In 1972, he signed as a solo artist with the Buddah Records subsidiary Cobblestone, recording his first album, Dance Of Magic, that same year. After recording a follow-up, Dark Of Light, Cobblestone Records folded and Connors was switched to the main Buddah label. After two albums (Love From The Sun and Slewfoot) had enhanced his reputation on the jazz fusion scene, he began to achieve major success on the R&B charts in his US homeland, owing to his championing the talents of vocalists such as Michael Henderson, Jean Carne and...