Friday, December 9, 2016

Houston Person - 1970 - Person To Person

Houston Person 
Person To Person

01. The Son Of Man 8:30
02. Teardrops 4:35
03. Close To You 5:15
04. Drown In My Own Tears 7:15
05. Up At Joe's, Down At Jim's 8:45
06. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday 4:30

Bass [Fender] – Jimmy Lewis
Congas – Buddy Caldwell
Drums – Idris Muhammad
Electric Piano – Sonny Phillips
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Sonny Phillips
Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person
Trumpet – Virgil Jones

Person to Person! was Houston’s eighth album. It saw Houston’s sound continue to evolve. There was a move away from the soul-jazz sound. Replacing it, was a much more soulful sound. It came courtesy of an all-star band.

Bob Porter never shied away from bringing in the best musicians to accompany Houston. For Person to Person!, he brought in drummer Idris Muhammad, bassist Jimmy Lewis,guitarist Grant Green and Hammond organist Sonny Phillips. They played their part in the further reinvention of Houston Person.

On the release of Person to Person! in 1970, the album divided the opinion of critics. Some were surprised at the change in sound. However, Houston realised the importance of never standing still. This became even more apparent on his 1971 album Houston Express.

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