Baby Face Willette – Stop and Listen

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Stop and Listen is the second album by American jazz organist Baby Face Willette featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961.

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “With Blue Note’s extraordinary stable of talent, it’s a shame that Willette never led another session for the label, which makes Stop and Listen that much more essential for soul-jazz fans”.



Track listing:
All compositions by Baby Face Willette except as indicated
“Willow Weep for Me” (Ann Ronell) – 8:14
“Chances Are Few” – 7:41
“Jumpin’ Jupiter” – 5:11
“Stop and Listen” – 4:38
“At Last” (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 7:19
“Soul Walk” – 5:23
“Work Song” (Nat Adderley) – 4:53
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:24 Bonus track on CD reissue

Baby Face Willette – organ
Grant Green – guitar
Ben Dixon – drums


Released: 1961
Recorded: May 22, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 49:32
Label: Blue Note
Producer :Alfred Lion