Houston Person can wail with the best of them, but he also may be the best tenor saxophonist since Ben Webster when it comes to presenting soulful, romantic ballads. Here on his newest recording, made under the watchful eyes and ears of Rudy Van Gelder, he works his magic on ten great tunes, accompanied by John di Martino on piano, with Ray Drummond, John Chirillo and Lewis Nash rounding out the rhythm section. With one original, one jazz standard and eight classics from the Great American Songbook, Houston Person shows that the best music is still the music that speaks directly to the heart.
With: Houston Person, tenor saxophone;
John di Martino, piano; James Chirillo, guitar;
Ray Drummond, bass; Lewis Nash, drums
Tracks: Sunny; Too Late Now; In a Mellow Tone; To Each His Own; What a Difference a Day Made; Two Different Worlds; Blues in the AM; Who Can I Turn To?; God Bless the Child; Lester Leaps In
Too Late Now
In a Mellow Tone
Who Can I Turn To?