Eric Allison: After Hours
His all "originals" program relies on the familiar too. There's a bit of "Parker's Mood" in the appropriately titled "After Hours, a lot of "The Sidewinder" on "Double Shot" and "'Round About Dawn" (featuring pianist Lonnie Smith's only appearance on organ) is a sort of cross between "Round Midnight" and "You Don't Know What Love Is." Smith certainly stands out on piano and the rest of the crew supports Allison nicely. But, perhaps appropriately, After Hours is like those old jam-sessions its executive producer, Bob Weinstock, used to supervise in the fifties: rafter shaking and entertaining, but no tremors after dawn.
Tracks:Midnight Groove; After Hours; Double Shot; 'Round About Dawn; Sittin' In; No Cover; Tip-Toein'; Straight Up; Deanna; Delta Joy.
Personnel: Eric Allison: tenor sax, alto sax, flute, clarinet, tambourine; John Bailey: trumpet; Jesse Jones Jr: alt sax; Turk Mauro: baritone sax; Dr. Lonnie Smith: piano, organ; Danny Burger: drums.
Record Label: Contemporary