Monday, 24 August 2009

Houston Person ”The Talk Of The Town”

Houston Person

”The Talk Of The Town”
( LP Muse Records, 1987 )
Catalog # MR-5331

1 Only Trust Your Heart Cahn, Carter 7:26
2 Everything Happens to Me Carmichael, Mercer 6:07
3 Almost Like Being in Love Lerner, Loewe 6:53
4 It’s the Talk of the Town Livingston, Neiburg, Symes 7:25
5 Just for You Bridgewater 4:18
6 I’ll Never Be Free Benjamin, Weiss 7:30

Personnel & Credits:
Cecil Bridgewater Trumpet
Billy Butler Guitar
Buddy Caldwell Conga
Babe Clarke Sax (Baritone)
Joel Dorn Series Producer
Ralph Dorsey Percussion
Nancy Dwyer Graphic Design
Ernie Hayes Organ, Piano (Electric)
Lee Hildebrand Liner Notes
Stan Hope Piano
Gerald Jemmott Guitar (Bass)
Gene Paul Reissue Mastering
Houston Person Sax (Tenor), Producer, Recording
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie Drums
Page Simon Graphic Design, Photography
Grady Tate Drums
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Recording
Jim Watson Organ
Buster Williams Bass
Becky Wisdom Production Coordination

This Muse recording differs from many of tenor saxophonist Houston Person’s previous ones in that Person is backed by a piano rather than an organ; he sounds inspired by the “new” setting. Person heads a sextet also including trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, pianist Stan Hope, bassist Buster Williams, drummer Grady Tate and percussionist Ralph Dorsey. They perform the tenor’s “Just for You” and five standards, with the highlights including Benny Carter’s “Only Trust Your Heart,” “Almost Like Being in Love” and a blues-drenched version of “It’s the Talk of the Town.” A particularly strong effort by the very consistent tenor great.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Courtesy of Mr.Moo (What Da Funk blog)


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Johnny Bishop said...

One of his beat, next to Basics.

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