Originally signed to A&M Records' jazz imprint Horizon Records in 1976. Her debut album So Good, So Right was considered a classic.
Re-signed to A&M Records in 1987 by Herb Alpert. He chose "Piano in the Dark" as the first single from her Get Here album.
- Brenda Russell's Long-Awaited Album Soars. David Nathan. Billboard, March 19, 1988.