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In a Sentimental Mood (Houston Person album)

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In a Sentimental Mood
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 2000
RecordedJanuary 19, 2000
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length58:15
LabelHighNote
HCD 7060
ProducerHouston Person
Houston Person chronology
The Way We Were: Live in Concert
(2000)
In a Sentimental Mood
(2000)
Together at Christmas
(2000)

In a Sentimental Mood is an album by saxophonist Houston Person that was recorded in 2000 and released on the HighNote label.[1][2]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

In his review on Allmusic, Stewart Mason states: "Houston Person is an excellent, underrated tenor saxophonist with a full, rich tone and a knack for well-constructed, tasteful, but never boring solos. That said, he's occasionally guilty of giving the people what they want, releasing smooth and conservative albums that are perfectly enjoyable to listen to, but somewhat beneath what he's capable of. 2000's In a Sentimental Mood is exactly that; this collection of standards features some excellent performances of classic ballads, but it's all so polite that it's hard to see the set as anything more than better-than-average background music. ... there are so few risks taken on In a Sentimental Mood that one doesn't even have to listen to the album; anyone who knows these songs and Houston Person's characteristic sound already knows what this album sounds like. It sounds terrific, but it's hard not to want more."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 4:15
  2. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 6:42
  3. "Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) – 5:40
  4. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 4:34
  5. "The Way We Were" (Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 5:20
  6. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:05
  7. "All the Things You Are" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 4:56
  8. "Good Morning Heartache" (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) – 5:05
  9. "Without a Song" (Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu) – 4:23
  10. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills) – 3:41
  11. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:32
  12. "'Deed I Do" (Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch) – 4:02

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Jazz Depot: HighNote discography. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Payne, D. Houston Person Discography. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. Houston Person – In a Sentimental Mood: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
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