Maxwell is ready for his comeback — finally
Maxwell is ready for his comeback — finally

Before a word is even said, Maxwell already knows the first thing everyone wants to ask him. "When is the album coming," he says with a laugh. "It's a good question, because it means people care," he says, speaking by phone from his Las Vegas hotel after a recent gig. "So I understand." The revered soul singer (born Gerald Maxwell Rivera) has made a career of crafting elegant and seductive R&B rooted in smooth jazz and funk, which since the '90s has yielded the hit albums "Urban Hang Suite," "Embrya" and "Now." But in recent years, he's become best known for pulling one of pop music's most frustrating...