Personnel: Jonathan Butler (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesized bass & strings, programming); Michael Thompson, Michael Landau (guitar); Suzie Katayama (cello); Candy Dulfer (alto saxophone); George Duke (Fender Rhodes piano); Greg Phillinganes (electric piano, keyboards); Gregory Wachter (keyboards, programming); Richard Page (keyboards); Nathan East, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stebenhaus, Larry Kimpel (bass); Will Kennedy (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Peter Mokran (programming); Tracy Nelson, Earl Buffington, Mervyn Warren (background vocals).
Engineers: Paul Klingberg, Peter Mokran, David Reitzas.
Recorded at Suite 830, Magnet Vision Studios, Le Gonks Studio, Conway Recording, The Enterprise and Sound Chamber Recorders, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Jonathan Butler (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass synthesizer, drum programming); Michael Landau, Michael Thompson (guitar); Candy Dulfer (alto saxophone); Greg Phillinganes (electric piano, keyboards); George Duke (Fender Rhodes piano); Gregory Wachter (keyboards, drum programming); Richard Page (keyboards); William Kennedy (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Peter Mokran (drum programming); Mervyn Warren, Tracy Nelson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Reitzas; Paul Klingberg; Peter Mokran.
Recording information: Conway Recording Studios; Le Gonks Studio; Magnet Studios; Magnet Vision Studios; Sound Chamber Recorders, LA, CA; Suite 830; The Enterprise.
Photographers: Steven Dorey; Larry Busacca.
Arranger: Gregory Wachter.
Jonathan Butler's Story of Life focuses on the South African singer/guitarist's vocal and songwriting skills. The album's smooth atmosphere is enhanced by Butler's backing band, which features players like Fourplay bassist Nathan East and pianist George Duke; this silky style is especially evident on romantic tracks like "Through It All," "So in Love," and "Suite 830," which also features saxophonist Candy Dulfer. ~ Heather Phares