Jeffrey Osborne: A Time for Love

30 years after creating some of the biggest hits in R&B together, Jeffrey Osborne and George Duke have reunited for a new album, taking on classic love songs and pop standards in A Time For Love (SRR Records/StarVista). Due out on January 29th, just prior to Valentine’s Day 2013, A Time For Love pairs the Grammy-nominated vocalist with one of the greatest jazz and R&B producers of all time to create a collection of beloved songs updated with incredible arrangements and Osborne’s signature baritone. The album also features a trio of top jazz musicians Christian McBride on bass, John Roberts on drums and Duke himself on keyboards. Saxophonists Everette Harp, Kamasi Washington, guitarist Paul Jackson, and Rick Braun on trumpet make special guest appearances. And the incomparable Chaka Khan lends her vocals to the album’s sassy rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

“This album is something I’ve always wanted to do,” explains Osborne. “I was the youngest of 12 kids in my family, so when I was growing up I had to wait my turn to listen to what I wanted to listen to. All of my brothers and sisters were into Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, Gloria Lynne, Della Reese, Joe Williams and Billy Eckstine so I got to hear all of that before I would put on my little doo wop music, Motown and stuff. Plus my father was a great trumpet player and he would listen to Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Brown and I got a chance to learn about all these great trumpet players back then. So despite my love for Motown and doo wop, I really grew up listening to jazz and standards.”

A Time For Love brings Osborne together with legendary producer George Duke, to create an album for the first time since the pair ruled the charts in the ‘80s with Jeffrey’s first three solo albums. “When I finally got the opportunity to make this album, I knew there was no one else I would want to do this with other than George.”

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