Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Reimagine Luther Vandross’ “So Amazing”

blame it on Shake June 1, 2018

On June 8th, the incomparable duo of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge will release their long-awaited album, The Midnight Hour.

An ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people, The Midnight Hour is “black excellence” in every sense of the phrase—combining soul, jazz and hip-hop to reignite the conversations started by yesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip-hop producers in the 80s/90s.

After teaming up with Cee-Lo on the soulful “Questions,” the duo are back with another preview—this time, reimagining a Luther Vandros classic, “So Amazing.”

“We are huge lovers of Luther Vandross’ music,” Ali and Adrian said. “Our adoration towards Luther was mentioned in a passing conversation, which prompted SONY Legacy to invite us to meet with the members of Luther’s estate. We discussed many things and a question was posed, if one could reimagine Luther’s music in 2018 what would it sound like?”

“Our version of ‘So Amazing’ is an example of a unique and special collaboration towards reimagining one of his classic songs,” they continued. “In addition to this song we will be making an announcement soon in relation to Luther Vandross and Spotify, but for now we present to you the initial blossom from this collaboration.”

While we wait for the announcement and next week’s release of The Midnight Hour, press play below.