Chocomotive

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Chocomotive
Studio album by Houston Person
Released 1967
Recorded June 14, 1967
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7517
Producer Don Schlitten
Houston Person chronology
Underground Soul!
(1966)
Chocomotive
(1967)
Trust in Me
(1967)

Chocomotive is the second album led by saxophonist Houston Person which was recorded in 1967 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Some jazz improvisers believe that appealing to R&B and pop fans is beneath them, but Houston Person never had that elitist mentality. The big-toned tenor titan was always a communicator; though he has first-rate chops and can easily sail through difficult bop changes, Person doesn't value pyrotechnics over feeling and emotion. Consequently, albums like Chocomotive have managed to reach a lot of R&B and pop fans who don't necessarily buy a lot of jazz".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cedar Walton except as indicated

  1. "Chocomotive" - 7:48
  2. "You're Gonna Hear From Me" (André Previn) - 3:48
  3. "Close Quarters" - 7:39
  4. "Girl Talk" (Neal Hefti, Bobby Troup) - 3:38
  5. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) - 8:32
  6. "Up, Up and Away" (Jimmy Webb) - 4:45
  7. "More" (Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero) - 8:15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 11, 2013
  2. ^ Payne, D, A Houston Person discography, June 7, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed April 11, 2013