By Chip Deffaa
Updated November 18, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

The finely textured arrangements by Slide Hampton on the title track and ”Please Send Me Someone to Love” have so much more substance than the other nine that it’s a pity Hampton didn’t oversee the whole project. But here and there, romantic reedman Washington — aided by stronger sidemen than usual (notably, pianist Hank Jones) — escapes the mood-music trap that often ensnares him.