Friday, 28 August 2009

Houston Person ”Person To Person!”

Houston Person

Person To Person!
( LP Prestige Records 1970 )
Catalog # PRST-10003

Side A
1.The Son Of A Man
3.Close To You
Side B
1.Drown In My Own Tears
2.Up At Joe’s, Down At Jim’s
3.Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday
Bonus: Up At Joe’s, Down At Jim’s (Alt Take)

Personnel & Notes:
Houston Person Tenor Sax
Virgil Jones Trumpet
Sonny Phillips Organ, Electric Piano
Grant Green Guitar
Jimmy Lewis Fender Bass
Idris Muhammad Drums
Buddy Caldwell Conga
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 12, 1970
Produced by Bob Porter
Original vinyl rip

Soul-jazz that inclines more to the “soul” part of the compound than many such Prestige efforts of the time. The material gets a little close to pop at times (Bacharach-David’s “Close to You,” Stevie Wonder’s “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday”), but Person’s tone is always earthy (never more so than on Ray Charles’ “Drown in My Own Tears”). Grant Green is the most notable member of the band on this session, which was teamed with the 1971 LP Houston Express on the 1996 reissue Legends of Acid Jazz.
By Richie Unterberger (AMG)

A mix of Prestige funk and earlier soul jazz — and a record that features tenorist Houston Person blowing with a group that includes Prestige masters like Virgil Jones on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Phillips on keyboards, and Idris Muhammad on drums! Jimmy Lewis plays a Fender bass in the group — which gives the tracks a nice round sound, and pushes the funk component a bit more than usual — and the album includes some nice groovers, like “Son Of Man” and “Up At Joe’s, Down At Joe’s”, plus some mellower, more soulful material.

By Pier

1 comment:

francis turatello said...



NOTE: Pictures copyright held by photographers. If you are the photographer of any picture and would like it removed please email us.

''Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentis.''

©® 2006-2016 My Favourite Sound© 1.0 (CC Licensed 3.0)