Personnel: Earl Klugh (guitar, acoustic guitar); Earl Klugh; Lani Groves, Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry (vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. (electric guitar); Gloria Agostini (harp); Bob James (piano); Greg Phillinganes (electric piano, keyboards); Dave Grusin (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Barry J. Eastmond (keyboards); Gene Dunlap , Ted Thomas, Jr., Harvey Mason, Sr. , Steve Gadd , James Bradley, Jr., Raymond Lee Pounds (drums); Ralph MacDonald, Sammy Figueroa (percussion); Eric Gale , Lee Ritenour (electric guitar); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Donald Elfman.
Photographer: Till krautkr?mer.
Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Booker T. Jones.
Music for Lovers is a nice 12-track collection that covers several of Earl Klugh's laid-back, romantic tunes recorded for Blue Note Records, including "If You're Still in Love With Me," "Long Ago and Far Away," and "Livin' Inside Your Love." Though it isn't a comprehensive retrospective of his greatest hits, Music for Lovers is a decent introduction to the sentimental material the lite-jazz guitarist is known for. ~ Al Campbell