To Etta With Love

To Etta With Love

by Houston PersonHouston Person


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One of the longest-lasting and critically lauded partnerships in jazz, the duo of vocalist Etta Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person ran from a concert in 1968 to Jones' death in 2001 on the same day their last album together, Etta Jones Sings Lady Day, was released. In tribute to Jones, To Etta With Love finds Person digging into various standards that Jones loved throughout her career. There is a melancholy, heartbreaking quality to these tracks. The fact that liner notes are included on an album without a vocalist only serves to further underline how much Jones' personality and style inform every note Person plays. The journeyman's warm, burnished tenor sound veritably weeps and more often soars through such classics as "Don't Go to Strangers," "For All We Know," and "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You." Backing Person here are the always sensitive talents of pianist Stan Hope, guitarist Paul Bollenback, bassist Per-Ola Gadd, and drummer Chip White. Much like the singer Person knew, To Etta With Love is an understated, moving, and swinging elegy.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375712723
catalogNumber: 757127
Rank: 8435

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Houston Person   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Stan Hope   Piano
Paul Bollenback   Guitar
Chip White   Drums
Per-Ola Gadd   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Houston Person   Producer,Audio Production
Don Redman   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
H. Brooks   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
T. Waller   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Arthur Kent   Composer
R. Evans   Composer
Gordon Parks   Composer

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