This disc--culled from performances recorded live in Boston--is named after the Billy Eckstine song that was made famous by John Coltrane. Apropos of that, Coltrane's strong influence mixes prominently into Murray's stew of R&B and gospel influences (especially on "Red Car"). In contrast, "Quads" and "Heart to Heart" both display Ornette Coleman-inspired tonal distortions. Typical of David Murray, this is not a record that can be pigeonholed into a specific genre of jazz.
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU is notable not just as an excellent addition to this artist's mighty and prolific catalogue, but also as a showcase for his the great pianist John Hicks. Hicks' solo makes the title track shine. Despite the fact that it features a quartet, the recording sounds similar to Murray's big band discs, most notably LIVE AT SWEET BASIL VOL. 1.