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My Romance (Houston Person album)

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My Romance
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 20, 1998
RecordedJune 1, 1998
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length49:23
LabelHighNote
HCD 7033
ProducerHouston Person
Houston Person chronology
The Opening Round
(1997)
My Romance
(1998)
Soft Lights
(1999)

My Romance is an album by saxophonist Houston Person which was recorded in 1998 and released on the HighNote label.[1][2][3]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars[5]

In his review on Allmusic, Dave Nathan states "Person uses his knowledge and experience to revisit nine very familiar standards with his big, full-bodied, soulful tenor saxophone. ... Given the very intimate nature of the session, this recording could easily have been of a live performance from a small, smoky lounge. All that's missing are the tinkling glasses in the background and the light, knowledgeable applause of jazz fans who've dropped by to enjoy an evening of good music played by top jazz musicians. Those who prefer a harsh, more cutting element to their music may find this album somewhat too slick for their tastes. This session is a reminder of the pleasures that the intimate side of jazz offers"[4]

Track listing

  1. "But Beautiful" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 6:12
  2. "Blue Moon" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:46
  3. "Laura" (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) – 7:30
  4. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) – 4:55
  5. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 7:37
  6. "My Romance" (Rodgers, Hart) – 5:39
  7. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish) – 5:41
  8. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin Ira Gershwin) – 4:59
  9. "Time After Time" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 6:45

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Jazz Depot: HighNote discography accessed March 6, 2018
  2. ^ Payne, D. Houston Person Discography accessed March 6, 2018
  3. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Houston Person accessed March 12, 2018
  4. ^ a b Nathan, Dave. Houston Person – My Romance: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1148. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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