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Why Not!

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Why Not!
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 5, 1990
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
MR 5433
ProducerHouston Person
Houston Person chronology
Just Friends
Why Not!
The Lion and His Pride

Why Not! is an album by saxophonist Houston Person that was released by Muse in 1991.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]

In his review on AllMusic, Scott Yanow stated "Houston Person's warm tenor tone, effortless swing, and skill at playing with organists have been taken for granted through the years, since he breaks no new boundaries and is very consistent. On this CD, he forged a new partnership with the young organist Joey DeFrancesco, and they work together perfectly on a set of blues, ballads and standards".[4]

Track listing

  1. "Why Not" (Houston Person) – 10:54
  2. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 5:34
  3. "Namely You" (Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer) – 6:32
  4. "Where Is Love?" (Lionel Bart) – 7:02
  5. "Joey's Blues" (Joey DeFrancesco) – 10:08
  6. "Blue Gardenia" (Lester Lee, Bob Russell) – 5:13
  7. "'Deed I Do" (Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch) – 5:13



  1. ^ "Muse Records Listing". jazzdiscography.com. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Muse discography 5400 to 5449". jazzlists.com. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Payne, Douglas (June 27, 2009). "A Houston Person Discography". Sound Insights. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Houston Person: Why Not! – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
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