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.
2.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
5.If I Didn't Care
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