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The Nearness of You (Houston Person album)

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The Nearness of You
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1977
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
MR 5178
ProducerHouston Person
Houston Person chronology
Wild Flower
The Nearness of You
The Gospel Soul of Houston Person

The Nearness of You' is an album by saxophonist Houston Person recorded in 1977 and released on the Muse label.[1][2][3][4]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars noting that "The soulful and always-swinging tenor Houston Person is in typically fine form on this enjoyable LP... A fun date".[5]

Track listing

  1. "Pretty Please" (Harold Ousley) – 8:00
  2. "Please Mr. Person" (Buddy Johnson) – 4:38
  3. "I Hope I Can Love Again" (Ousley) – 5:00
  4. "Freddie the Freeloader" (Miles Davis) – 5:29
  5. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 4:59
  6. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 5:18



  1. ^ Muse Records discography accessed April 11, 2014
  2. ^ Payne, D., Houston Person discography, June 27, 2009
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Muse LP series discography: 5150 to 5199, accessed February 13, 2018
  4. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Houston Person accessed March 12, 2018
  5. ^ a b Yanow, S., Allmusic listing, accessed April 11, 2014
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