Over twenty-five years ago, this duo began their first collaboration with an album entitled Something In Common. Six releases later they remain committed to the format, but with time on their side they have become empathetic and open-minded colleagues. In this session of standards, the tunes have been culled from the American Songbook with the intention of providing unabashed look at life, love, youth and beauty. Person's tenor tone is smooth, warm and easygoing, and the duo format brings out his romantic side. Carter, meanwhile, is in complete charge of the music's harmony and rhythm, well aware of the manifold accompaniment possibilities each tune presents, and able to move seamlessly between an astounding number of those possibilities. So if you want to hear two masters at work, playing off and for each other, this is the place to be.
HOUSTON PERSON, tenor saxophone • RON CARTER, bass
TRACKS: Love is Here to Stay • My One and Only Love • Why Not • Day Dream • Gentle Rain • The Way You Look Tonight • You are My Sunshine • Blues for D.P. • Easy to Remember • Without a Song
The Way You Look Tonight
Blues for D.P.
Love is Here to Stay