- Released: September 4, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 1405 (1963)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bridging traditional blues and jazz, Hank Crawford's performance is charged with emotion. This collection Crawford's fabulous jazz sax includes some of his best for Atlantic Records.
- 1.Blueberry Hill
- 2.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
- 3.Stormy Weather
- 4.Sweet Slumber
- 5.If I Didn't Care
- 7.Any Time
- 8.Whispering Grass
- 9.Time Out For Tears
- 10.I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
- 11.There Goes My Heart
- 12.Have A Good Time
Personnel: Hank Crawford (saxophone).
Recording information: 02/16/1963-02/20/1963.
Arranger: Marty Paich.
This Atlantic Lp has been repackaged in a classy audiophile reissue Lp by Mobile Fidelity. The soulful altoist Hank Crawford plays a dozen ballads while backed by the Marty Paich Orchestra and the sound reproduction is flawless. Unfortunately the quality of the music itself is not high at all. The repertoire includes more than its share of losers (including "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Whispering Grass" and "Time Out For Tears"), the arrangements are quite dull and Crawford does little more than caress the melodies. Definitely a lesser effort. ~ Scott Yanow