Diane Schuur’s ‘Friends for Schuur’ is an album featuring duets with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and released on September 26, 2000 by Concord Records.
Track Listing : 1.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 04:26 . 2.I’D Fly (Riccardo Cocciante, Jean Paul Drean, Roxanne Seeman) – 05:07 . 3.For The First Time (Gerry Goffin, Ken Hirsch) – 04:44 . 4.It Might Be You (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin) – 04:58 . 5.Love Like Ours (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin) – 04:20 . 6.Red Cab To Manhattan (Steven Bishop) – 06:01 . 7.The Heart Never Learns (Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer) – 04:19 . 8.Never Take That Chance Again (Burt Bacharach, Tonio K) – 04:41 . 9.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) – 05:29 . 10.I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder) – 04:35 . 11.Finally (Stephanie Andrews, Stevie Wonder) – 06:55
Musicians : Diane Schuur – Piano (Grand), Vocals . Stan Getz – Saxophone On (1) . Riccardo Cocciante – Vocals On (2) . Ray Charles – Vocals On (9) . Stephen Bishop – Vocals On (6) . The Rob Mathes Voices – Vocals On (10) . Alan Bergman – Piano On (4) . Dave Grusin – Piano On (4 – 5) . Alan Broadbent – Piano . Herbie Hancock – Piano On (10) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica, Vocals On (11) . Alex Al – Bass . Chuck Berghofer – Bass . Tom Fowler – Bass . Jim Hughart – Bass . Terri Lyne Carrington – Drums . Gregg Field – Drums . Harvey Mason, Sr. – Drums . Randy Jacobs – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar . Michael Thompson – Guitar . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Greg Phillinganes – Synthesizer . Randy Waldman – Synthesizer . Curtis King – Vocals (Background) . Vaneese Thomas – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Joseph D’Ambrosio, Phil Ramone . Ken Freeman – Engineer . Don Hahn – Engineer . Charles Paakkari – Engineer . Samie Barela – Assistant Engineer . Steve Genewick – Assistant Engineer . Ryan Hewitt – Assistant Engineer . Ryan Smith – Assistant Engineer . John Tyree – Assistant Engineer . Eric Schilling – Mixing . Mark Wilder – Mastering
Package : Jeff Sedlik – Cover Photo, Tray Photo . Maynard Matthews – Hair Stylist . Rudy Calvo – Make-Up . Glen Barros – Liner Notes . Edward Roebuck – Wardrobe
Recorded In 2000.
Released On September 26, 2000 By Concord Records.
All About Jazz
It seems that Diane Schuur, never one to pull any punches in expressing happinessand Concord Jazz are overjoyed about their new partnership. The first album in what is expected to be a long relationship is Friends For Schuur —a canny blend of studio recordings, live performances and digital interactivity that would have been unlikely, if not impossible, pre- Unforgettable. […]
Friends for Schuur brings you the new first lady of jazz at the height of her award-winning career. With it, Diane Schuur becomes the consummate entertainer whose dreams are forever intertwined with the greatest names in jazz and contemporary music. […]
Jazz1152 @ amazon.co.uk
I have almost all of Ms. Schuur’s CD but this one got past me. I heard her “It Had To Be You” live duet with Ray Charles and fell in love with her singing all over again. All of the song are wonderful but this song if my favorite. […]