In the premiere of Forever Moore the four-time Grammy-nominated
Melba Moore traces a remarkable musical journey reaching into the past and
leading to the present. Moore, who has had numerous chart-topping hits
throughout a long career, currently has a new number one on the
Billboard R&B charts. "Love Is," from her new CD of the same name, has
been holding on to the top ranking for four weeks and counting.
In Forever Moore, Moore reaches into the American Songbook for some
early influences, passes through her hit-making 70's (she was a Best
New Artist Grammy nominee in 1971) and opens it up with a treasure
trove of seminal R&B touchstones, culminating with her current hit
"Love Is." In the course of the evening Moore pays tribute to Ella,
Lena and Aretha, the sophisticated ladies whose profound influences on
her art and career she both acknowledges and celebrates. The music
director is Levi Barcourt.