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On October 1, 1999.

On October 1, 1999, “High Note” label released “Chillin’”, the 29th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in December 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • David “Fathead” Newman– soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Hicks– piano
  • Bryan Carrott– vibraphone
  • Steve Novosel– bass
  • Winard Harper– drums
  • Cadino Newman – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Take the Coltrane – Duke Ellington
  2. Return to Paradise – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  3. The Whole Tzimmes – David “Fathead” Newman
  4. These Foolish Things – Jack Strachey, Holt Marvell, Harry Link
  5. Invitation – Bronisław Kaper, Paul Francis Webster
  6. Chillin’ – David “Fathead” Newman
  7. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  8. Red Top – Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard

On July 1, 1997.

On July 1, 1997, “Savant” label released “The Opening Round”, subtitled “The Groove Masters Series Vol. 1”, the 43rd Houston Person album. It was recorded in February 1997, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person– tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3 organ
  • Rodney Jones– guitar
  • Tracy Wormworth– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sucker – Johnny Griffin
  2. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell
  3. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  6. Blue Spring – Rodney Jones
  7. Song for a Rainbow – Rodney Jones
  8. Shenandoah – traditional

 

On April 3, 2001.

On April 3, 2001, “High Note” label released “Detour Ahead”, the seventh Randy Johnston album. It was recorded in January 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Randy Johnston– guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– organ
  • Byron Landham – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Johnson except where noted

  1. Blues for Edward G.
  2. The Triangle Pose
  3. A House Is Not a Home – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  5. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Two Step Snake
  7. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, John Frigo, Lou Carter
  8. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer

On November 2, 1999.

On November 2, 1999, “Somethin’ Else” label released “Orfeu”, the 36th Ron Carter album. It was recorded February – March 1999, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ron Carter.

Personnel:

  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Houston Person– tenor saxophone
  • Stephen Scott– piano
  • Bill Frisell– guitar
  • Payton Crossley – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Carter except where noted

  1. Saudade
  2. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  3. Por-Do-Sol
  4. Goin’ Home – Antonin Dvorák, Ron Carter
  5. 117 Special
  6. Obrigado
  7. Samba de Orfeu – Luiz Bonfá, Antonio Maria

 

On June 17, 2018.

On June 17, 2018, “High Note” label released “Chemistry”, album by Houston Person and Ron Carter. It was recorded on December 22, 2015, at “Van Gelder Studio” and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person- tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter- bass

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  2. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  3. Young and Foolish – Albert Hague, Arnold Horwitt
  4. Fools Rush In – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  5. Can’t We Be Friends? – Kay Swift, Paul James
  6. Blame It on My Youth – Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman
  7. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. I Can’t Get Started – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
  9. Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  10. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman

On May 6, 2008.

On May 6, 2008, “High Note” label releases “Just Between Friends”, the 57th Houston Person album. It was recorded in October 2005, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person- tenor saxophone
  • Ron Carter- bass

Track listing:

  1. How Deep Is the Ocean – Irving Berlin
  2. You’ve Changed – Bill Carey, Carl Fischer
  3. Blueberry Hill – Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, Al Lewis
  4. Darn That Dream – Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange
  5. Meditation – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel
  6. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman
  7. Lover, Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II
  8. Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  9. Always – Irving Berlin
  10. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz

On July 12, 2017.

On July 12, 2017, Joe Fields died aged 88. He has worked for “London Records”,  “MGM”, “Verve”, “Prestige”, “Sue Records”, and “Buddha Records” (started their jazz division, “Cobblestone Records”), before he started his own label “Muse Records” in 1973. The label featured artists such as Pat Martino, Houston Person, Cedar Walton, Charlie Earland, Larry Coryell and Woody Shaw. In the 80’s Fields acquired “Savoy” and “Landmark Records” labels. “Savoy” owned recordings by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon, among others. In 1997, Joe, and his son Barney, launched “HighNote” and “Savant Records”, labels that features artists such as Kenny Burrell, Houston Person, Wallace Roney, Eric Alexander, Freddy Cole, Tom Harrell and Russell Malone.