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Thoughts on God

Label: Distinction
Released: 2012
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Eric Person: Thoughts on God

Read "Thoughts on God" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Revered saxophonist Eric Person parlays God's message via the jazz vernacular, his spiritual ascension and unbridled fortitude equating to one of the finest modern jazz outings of 2012. Here, Person interlinks the Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus connection, branded by his personalization of the jazz idiom, teeming with impressive compositions and inspiring arrangements. Tinted by a ...

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Rhythm Edge

Label: Distinction
Released: 2008
Track listing: Yesterdays; Reach; Pendulum Swing; The Multitudes; I'll Be Just Fine; Majestic Taurean Majesty; Rhythm Edge; 'A Word From Our Sponsor'; All Out In The Open; Supersonic; Sunset; Beauty; It's Time Again; Pretty Strange Love; Source Lore; Tyner Town.

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Eric Person: Rhythm Edge

Read "Rhythm Edge" reviewed by Fred Bouchard


This fleet suite of 78 minutes fans out like a brilliant kaleidoscope of musical events, dovetailing thematic ideas and playful brief solos. After an elastic spooky turn on the Jerome Kern classic “Yesterday," a panoply of 13 originals leads down merry paths of ear-tweaking modes and startling arpeggiated lines at rattlingly good but often-shifting tempos. Rhythm ...

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Reflections: The Best of Collection

Label: Distinction
Released: 2006
Track listing: Perfection; Mr.More or Less; Friends Again; When Morning Comes; Implications; Extra Pressure; Reach!; Ancient Sun; K.T.; The Ringleader; Etc.; Next Love.

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Eric Person: Reflections: The Best of Collection

Read "Reflections: The Best of Collection" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Reflections is an enjoyable selection of saxophonist Eric Person's music from 1993 to 2003, culled from five CDs, plus three previously unreleased tracks recorded at the 1998 Texaco Jazz Festival. All the pieces showcase Person's impeccable chops, which combined with his warmth, intelligence, and wry humor, make him a very special talent indeed. There's ...

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Eric Person And Meta-Four: Live at Big Sur

Label: Distinction
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Leroy Downs Speaks 0:23 2. Magenta 9:16 3. Tiger in the Maze 9:09 4. Special Somone 9:10 5. Reach! 7:32 6. Announcement 0:31 7. Survival Instincts 12:41 8. I'll Be Just Fine 6:23 9. Issues, Yours Not Mine 11:55

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Eric Person: Eric Person And Meta-Four: Live at Big Sur

Read "Eric Person And Meta-Four: Live at Big Sur" reviewed by Russ Musto


Live concert recordings have always been a particularly effective medium for jazz, encouraging extended improvisation that can often be inhibited in the studio. When the cohesive working unit being recorded is Eric Person's Meta-Four, their performance can benefit from an enthusiastic audience. Such is the case with this enjoyable disc recorded last year at the seventh ...

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Extra Pressure

Label: Distinction
Released: 2000
Track listing: The Pull/ Fallout/ Personal Blues/ There Will Be Better Days/ Song of September/ This Devotion/ Perfection/ Plummett/ Special Someone/ Constellation-Pictures of Orion/ Extra Pressure.

Recorded: August 19 & 20, 1999, Hillside Sound Studio, Englewood, NJ

Eric Person & his music can be found on the web at http://www.ericperson.com

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Eric Person & Meta-Four: Extra Pressure

Read "Extra Pressure" reviewed by Derek Taylor


What are the exact parameters of post bop? For a term that’s trundled about as frequently as this one there’s a decided lack of consensus as to its meaning. The phrase itself isn’t much help. ‘After bop’ covers basically everything that followed and arose out of bebop’s beginnings over a half-century ago. Further narrowing reveals that ...


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