In the past 15 years, Hathaway has recorded three solo albums, "Lalah Hathaway" (1992), "Moment" (1994) and "Outrun the Sky" (2004).
She has headlined at nightclubs and music festivals around the world and toured and recorded with Mary J.
"It would be hard to be a singer, musician or have ears and not be an admirer of my dad," said Hathaway, who performs some of her father's songs during her shows."If you listen to Donny Hathaway, he had a lot of jazz elements in the way he sang," said Miller."For me, the two styles borrow from each other so much that sometimes it's hard for me to make a distinction."I had a gig in Japan at a festival and I wanted to bring in something new, so I asked her to perform. Every once in a while she would hit one of those notes that would make you think of her father.We've been working together off and on since then." Miller, who collaborated with Hathaway on a track called "La Villette" from his 2005 compilation "Silver Rain," praises her versatility in both jazz and R&B genres."I can only say that now that I'm older, because growing up, I thought I was biased. Now I see that he left his mark on the world." Miller, who has produced everyone from Miles Davis to Luther Vandross to Mariah Carey, first heard of Lalah Hathaway's talent while she was a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the early '90s."Everyone was talking about her and telling me I had to check out Donny's daughter," said Miller."Between records, I was on the road with various artists. I traveled to Europe with the Daughters of Soul tour, with the daughters of Chaka Khan and Nina Simone along with Joyce Kennedy from Mother's Finest and Nona Hendryx from Labelle. "I was 10 years old when he passed, so my memories are kind of skewed.I don't have many memories of my childhood, period." Donny Hathaway was born in Chicago and raised in St.