Antonio Hart ‎– For The First Time (Full Album)

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“Based on his debut as a leader, nobody will ever accuse altoist Antonio Hart of suffering from a lack of confidence! The opener, his burning “Majority,” starts immediately by featuring Hart trading off with tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce. On the strutting “Big H.M.” the 22-year-old altoist welcomes his employer of the time, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, and holds his own. Hart also roars on “Del Sasser” and flourishes on the hard bop material, much of which also features the fine trumpeter Thomas Williams. In addition Hart’s treatments of some standard ballads finds him showing maturity and great restraint, letting the themes tell their story without feeling the need to double-time everything. An impressive debut.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic .


1 Majority 3:03
2 Big H.M. 7:27
3 Embraceable You 5:44
4 Del Sasser 6:43
5 Self Evaluation 4:41
6 K.Y.H. 4:49
7 Bewitched 6:24
8 Where Or When 6:59
9 For The First Time 5:16
10 I’ve Never Been In Love Before 8:10
11 Straight Ahead 3:38


Antonio Hart – alto saxophone
Christian McBride – double bass
Lewis Nash – drums
Mulgrew Miller – piano
Bill Pierce – tenor saxophone
Roy Hargrove, Thomas Williams – trumpet


Label: Novus
Format: CD, Album
Duration: 01:02:54
Released: 1991
Recorded: February, 1991 – April, 1991
Recording location: Clinton Recording Studios, NY