Gerald Albright Live to Love
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- Released: October 28, 1997
- Label: Atlantic
- 1.You're My Everything
- 2.All I Wanna Do
- 3.About Last Night
- 4.Sooki Sooki
- 5.Live to Love
- 6.Beautiful Like You
- 7.Lonely Winds
- 9.Killin' Don't Make No Sense
- 10.The Good Ole Days
- 11.You're My Everything (Reprise) - (reprise)
Personnel: Gerald Albright (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, programming, background vocals); Jonathan Butler, Wallace Scott (vocals, acoustic guitar); Michael White (vocals, drums); Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway (vocals); Ray Brown (flugelhorn); Jacques Richmond (keyboards, guitar, programming); David Delhomme (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Gordon Campbell (keyboards, programming); Morris Pleasure, David Goldblatt (keyboards); Paul Jackson Jr. (acoustic & electric guitars); Tim Carmon (bass); Marc Scarborough (programming); Selina Albright, Shyronda Felder, Sy Smith, Tim Owens, Walter Scott (background vocals).
Producers include: Gerald Albright, Marc Scarborough, David Delhomme, Jacques Richmond, Steve Harvey.
Engineers: Anthony Jeffries, Gerald Albright.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Gerald Albright (flute, alto flute, saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboards, keyboard bass, EWI, bass guitar, drum programming, background vocals); Jonathan Butler (vocals, acoustic guitar); Michael White (vocals, drums, background vocals); Lalah Hathaway (vocals, background vocals); Selina Albright, Will Downing (vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar, acoustic guitar); Jacques Richmond (guitar, keyboards, drum programming); Ray Brown (flugelhorn); David Delhomme (keyboards, synthesizer, keyboard programming); David Goldblatt, Morris Pleasure (keyboards); Tim Carmon (keyboard bass); Wallace "Scotty" Scott, Sy Smith, Tim Owens (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Anthony Jeffries.
Recording information: Aire L.A. Studios; Bright Music Studios; White Lighting Studios.
Photographer: Albert Sanchez.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Wallace "Scotty" Scott; Paul Jackson, Jr. ; Walter "Mucho" Scott.
Live to Love finds Gerald Albright returning to urban R&B, turning in an album of laid-back, polished soul and smooth jazz. Several vocalists, including Albright's daughter Selina, his longtime partner Will Downing, and the Whispers' Walter and Wallace Scott, contribute their skills to these well-crafted tracks. The vocal cuts form the core of Live to Love, making it more of interest to an urban audience than to fusion jazz fans, although there are a few instrumental interludes as well. However, the key thing distinguishing Live to Love is focus -- Albright hasn't had such a consistently engaging set of songs in years, and that's what makes the album such a pleasure for fans of his work. ~ Leo Stanley
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