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Broken Windows, Empty Hallways

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Broken Windows, Empty Hallways
Studio album by
RecordedMay 1, 1972
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
PR 10044
ProducerOzzie Cadena
Houston Person chronology
Houston Express
Broken Windows, Empty Hallways
Sweet Buns & Barbeque

Broken Windows, Empty Hallways is the tenth album led by saxophonist Houston Person which was recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[5]

Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. of Allmusic stated, "Broken Windows, Empty Hallways is finally an album for people who like jazzy sounding instrumentals, but don't really like jazz".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Houston Person except where noted.

  1. "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" (Randy Newman) – 5:53
  2. "Don't Mess with Bill" (Smokey Robinson) – 3:00
  3. "Everything's Alright" (Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber) – 4:18
  4. "Mr. Bojangles" (Jerry Jeff Walker) – 3:52
  5. "Moan Er-uh Lisa" – 6:11
  6. "Imagine" (John Lennon) – 3:52
  7. "Let's Call This" (Thelonious Monk) – 4:03
  8. "Bleeker Street" – 4:03



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 15, 2013
  2. ^ Payne, D, A Houston Person discography, June 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Person, Houston, accessed February 16, 2018
  4. ^ a b Lankford, R. D. Allmusic listing accessed April 15, 2013
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1149. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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