Friday, 28 August 2009

Houston Person ”The Lion & His Pride”

Houston Person

The Lion & His Pride
( LP Muse Records, 1991 )
Catalog # Muse 5480

1. Dig (Davis) – 9:32
2. I Remember Clifford (Golson) – 7:33
3. Dear Heart (Evans/Livingston/Mancini) – 8:06
4. Sweet Love (Theme from Black Orpheus)
(Bonfa/Creatore/Maria/Peretti/Weiss) – 6:26
5. You Are Too Beautiful (Hart/Rodgers) – 6:52
6. Like Someone in Love (Burke/VanHeusen) – 7:11
7. Our Day Will Come (Garson/Hilliard) – 4:46
8. Captain Hook (Green) – 10:06

Personnel & Credits:
Houston Person – Sax (Tenor), Producer
Sammy Figueroa – Percussion
Benny Green – Piano
Philip Harper – Trumpet
Winard Harper – Drums
Michael MacDonald – Engineer
Christian McBride – Bass
E. Kyle Minor – Liner Notes
Hal Wilson – Art Direction, Design
Date of Release Sep 13, 1991

Houston Person really sounds great in this later date for Muse Records — definitely the older lion in the title, surrounded by a younger pride of players who really make the record swing! The set’s got a rock-solid rhythm section with Benny Green on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Winard Harper on drums — that kind of in the pocket combo that was often the driving force of a Person-produced Muse Records session like this. Philip Harper’s also in the frontline on trumpet, sparkling nicely next to the tenor — and the tunes have a relatively laidback feel, and a rich sound that hardly shows the date of the record at all. Titles include “Dig”, “Dear Heart”, “Sweet Love”, “Like Someone In Love”, and “Captain Hook”.
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