Missing You

Henry Johnson

Missing You HUCD3029
  • CAT # HUCD3029-25

    1. All This Love 4:07
    2. Romance Me 4:35
    3. Osaka Sunrise 4:39
    4. Don't Ask My Neighbor 4:20
    5. I Just Called 5:50
    6. Quien Para Saber? 4:35
    7. Missing You 4:11
    8. Don't Go To Strangers 5:00
    9. Flying Easy 3:31
    10. The Last One 4:09
    11. Mileslike 5:13

"Music with strong melodies and good harmonies never dates itself," says guitarist and composer Henry Johnson. On Missing You, his second release for Heads Up, he provides just that type of music.

The eleven tunes on Missing You all bear the Johnson trademark: Henry on guitar, quartet-backed, playing friendly, jazz instrumental music, with a Johnson vocal or two included as a treat. From start to stop, the mood is upbeat as he blends covers of contemporary urban classics ("All This Love" and "Don't Ask My Neighbor") with originals like "Mileslike," a tribute to one of his primary influences. As with all of his albums, the music is calming, almost healing. Johnson comments, "I want the listeners to feel positive about themselves."

Johnson's quartet includes drummer Robert Gates, keyboardist Bob Long, and bassist Frank Russell. "The musicians on this album are my regular band," he mentions, "and we're closing in on our thirteenth year of playing together." Naturally, this results in a tight ensemble sound, which reflects what Johnson's smooth, gentle music seems to promote: relationships. It's perfect music to relax (or romance) with.

The eleven tunes on Missing You all bear the Johnson trademark: Henry on guitar, quartet-backed, playing friendly, jazz instrumental music, with a Johnson vocal or two included as a treat. From start to stop, the mood is upbeat as he blends covers of contemporary urban classics ("All This Love" and "Don't Ask My Neighbor") with originals like "Mileslike," a tribute to one of his primary influences. As with all of his albums, the music is calming, almost healing. Johnson comments, "I want the listeners to feel positive about themselves."

Johnson's quartet includes drummer Robert Gates, keyboardist Bob Long, and bassist Frank Russell. "The musicians on this album are my regular band," he mentions, "and we're closing in on our thirteenth year of playing together." Naturally, this results in a tight ensemble sound, which reflects what Johnson's smooth, gentle music seems to promote: relationships. It's perfect music to relax (or romance) with.

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