Jazz's premier tenor saxophone-bass duo is back!
Chemistry is certainly an apt title for the latest Houston Person-Ron Carter duo album. Every tune is imbued with a rare sense of intimacy and almost telepathic sense of communication. Totally in their niche, the two men have selected a set list of favorite standards with which they are both amply familiar. But a good tune in the hands of artists such as Carter and Person is always a unique and special occasion. Person, in the glow of his artistic maturity, sounds completely relaxed with his burnished tone superbly caught by engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Ron Carter, carrying the responsibilities of time-keeper, harmonist and unaccompanied soloist relishes his role and responds with an easy virtuosity that only a master musician can supply. This is music-making of the highest order.
HOUSTON PERSON, tenor saxophone
RON CARTER, bass
TRACKS: Bye Bye Blackbird • But Beautiful • Young and Foolish • Fools Rish In • Can't We Be Friends? • Blame It On My Youth • I Didn't Know What Time It Was • I Can't Get Started • Blue Monk • When I Fall in love
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't We Be Friends?
I Can'r Get Started