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Basics (Houston Person album)

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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 12, 1987
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
MR 5344
ProducerHouston Person
Houston Person chronology
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Something in Common

Basics is an album by saxophonist Houston Person recorded in 1987 and released on the Muse label in 1989.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]

Allmusic reviewer Scott Yanow noted "Tenor saxophonist Houston Person has stuck to his singular musical path throughout his career, playing uncomplicated but soulful and swinging renditions of blues, ballads, and jazz standards for a couple decades, ignoring current (and usually short-lived) musical trends. ... the songs sound brand new and almost as if they were written for him. Recommended".[5]

Track listing

  1. "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" (María Grever, Stanley Adams) − 7:29
  2. "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) − 8:49
  3. "St. Thomas" (Sonny Rollins) − 5:38
  4. "Some Other Spring" (Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene Kitchings) − 7:51
  5. "Time After Time" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) − 7:34
  6. "Sweet Slumber" (Lucky Millinder, Al J. Neiburg, Henri Woode) − 8:00
  7. "Triste" (Antônio Carlos Jobim) − 8:36



  1. ^ Muse Records discography, accessed February 16, 2018
  2. ^ Payne, D., Houston Person discography, accessed February 16, 2018
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Muse LP series discography: 5300 to 5349, accessed February 16, 2018
  4. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Houston Person accessed March 12, 2018
  5. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Basics – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
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