Friday, December 9, 2016

Houston Person - 1968 - Blue Odyssey

Houston Person 
Blue Odyssey

01. Blue Odissey 7:35
02. Holy Land 6:38
03. I Love You Yes I Do 3:39
04. Funky London 4:48
05. Please Send Me Someone To Love 7:03
06. Starrburstt 6:08

Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Drums – Frankie Jones
Piano – Cedar Walton
Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person
Trombone – Curtis Fuller

In 1968, Houston released his fourth album Blue Odyssey. It was hailed the finest album of Houston Person’s career.  Despite this, Blue Odyssey Trust In Me struggled to find an audience. For Houston and Prestige Records, this was a worrying time.

The appointment of Bob Porter as the new A&R man at Prestige Records solved the problem. He realised that for Houston’s first four albums, Prestige Records had struggled to find a sound for Houston. Bob who had an intimate knowledge of the club scene, realised Houston needed to take his live sound into the studio. Surrounding Houston with some of the best session musicians, his career took off.

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