Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz…Real Jazz. With years of experience as a musical performer and actor with familial roots that place him firmly within the music’s firmament, Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started on this benevolent turn in his journey. And he is bringing a lot of young people with him.
His sophomore project, LEGACY, finds Hightower exploring Jazz vocal stylings from a dazzling prism of angles. “I didn’t have a choice about doing this music,” Hightower confesses. “My mother, Theresa Hightower, lived her life onstage.
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Tony Hightower - Vocals (All) / Drums - Track #4 / Percussion - Tracks #2 - #5 - #9
Kenny Banks, Jr. - Piano
Kevin Smith - Upright Bass
Henry Connerway, III - Drums
Rafa Pereira - Percussion - Track #4 - "Rendezvous"
Derek Scott - Guitar - Track #4 - "Rendezvous"
Mike Burton - Sax solo - Track #1 - "Can't Hide Love"
Terence Harper - Trumpet - Track 8 - "The Gift"
Melvin Jones - Trumpet solo - "The Doll"
The Good Time Brass Band - Horns (All)
The David Davidson Quartet - Strings
Background Vocals - "Can't Hide Love" - "Love and Happiness" - Jason Sylvain - Zaria Hall / "Rendezvous" - Ron "Hollywood" Jackson / "The Doll" - Darren Lorenzo - Dell Phillips
- Can't Hide Love
- The Doll
- Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
- All To The Good
- Plain Jane
- Need You
- The Gift
- Love and Happiness
- Here's To Life