A veteran of Chico Hamilton, Dave Holland, and World Saxophone Quartet, saxophonist Eric Person knows a sweet gig when he plays one. This well earned and hard earned knowledge unequivocally guarantees that Blue Vision, Person's soulful homage to late night organ trios, church, and sax legendHouston Person, is about as cool a blue session that you'll hear any time in the near future.
Blue Vision has one wafting in and out of the daily routine then returning to it with a mellow swing step. Just put it on and let it play because one can accomplish great things with music like "Soul Saturation," a Sunday church meeting that holds just enough hometown intrigue to keep any sinner returning to the fold as both horns take their turn to confess, profess, and elevate. As he is on all seven cuts, organist Adam Kipple is an exemplar of groove and constraint on this burner from the younger Person.
The two Persons are not related. By blood anyway. By tone and instinct, spirit and mind, the two men are connected at the hip and therefore the heart, which expressly manifests itself on the feisty opening title-track and the closing cliff-hanger "No Doubt True Dat." Spirited by the effusive drive of guitarist Pete McCann and the seemingly inexhaustible, whip crack Tony Jefferson on drums, (his hi-hat snap on the closing number alone is worthy of its own separate review), Blue Vision never relinquishes the eager ear.
Blue Vision; Dear Old Stockholm; Lover Man; Soul Saturation; Old Hat Feathers; Geri; No Doubt True