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Houston Person


Houston Person wears the Boss Tenor crown, worn so long by Gene Ammons. Mr. Person is busy working his own gigs; booking his tours, finding new clubs, having phone numbers for every major concert promoter on every continent. He even produces his own albums. His first big break came while working as a sideman with organist Johnny Hammond and his group, co-led by Etta Jones. Mr. Person's working relationship with Ms. Jones began in 1973 and lasted for thirty years, until her recent passing in 2001. Early gigs happened while serving in the Army overseas in Germany, where he played with Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton and others


Blue Vision

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue Vision; Dear Old Stockholm; Lover Man; Soul Saturation; Old Hat Feathers; Geri; No Doubt True Dat.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Emmet Cohen has one foot in the tradition, and another in the future

Read "Emmet Cohen has one foot in the tradition, and another in the future" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Within about a week of home quarantine in March 2020, pianist Emmet Cohen started live-streaming shows every Monday night from his apartment in Harlem.At first it was just Cohen and his bandmates, drummer Kyle Poole and bassist Russell Hall, set up in Cohen's living room. Eventually they started inviting guests, and Emmet's Place became ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Vince Guaraldi, Houston Person & Kim Nalley

Read "Vince Guaraldi, Houston Person & Kim Nalley" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From the jazz queen of the Bay Area we begin the 762nd Episode of Neon Jazz with vocalist Kim Nalley and music off her album I Want a Little Boy. We follow that up with her good friend and tenor Houston Person. We hear some great new music from Alberto Pibiri, Aaron Aranita and George Winstone. ...


Article: Album Review

Tony Monaco: Four Brothers

Read "Four Brothers" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The current state of recorded music is in flux in ways like it has never been before. Young audiences have fickle tastes and like to pick and choose tracks on streaming platforms. So the idea of an album being a complete and unique entity is a totally foreign idea to many listeners under 30. Nonetheless, the ...


Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day April 2022 Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day April 2022 Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

April 23, 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Record Store Day. Over the years, RSD has grown from a small once-a-year experience to multiple events depending on the year. Each RSD drop features limited-edition vinyl releases, which are popular among collectors. More importantly, though, RSD draws attention to independent record stores, many of whom have flourished ...


Article: Album Review

The Reid Hoyson Project: Your Move

Read "Your Move" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Reid Hoyson Project consists of two groups, each of which showcases the insuperable talents of saxophonist Keith Bishop who plays tenor with a close-knit quintet, alto with the more spacious octet. Drummer Hoyson, a fixture on the Pittsburgh jazz scene for roughly half a century, waited until Bishop was available before recording his latest album, ...


Article: Album Review

Eric Person: Blue Vision

Read "Blue Vision" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What are the odds that a Person who plays jazz saxophone would meet another Person who plays jazz saxophone, that they would become fast friends and find they were so musically compatible that they would not only perform together but decide to record an album featuring their two horns as the front line? Meet alto saxophonist ...


Article: Album Review

Eric Person: Blue Vision

Read "Blue Vision" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

A veteran of Chico Hamilton, Dave Holland, and The 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 ...


Live in Paris

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Sweet Sucker; Only Trust Your Heart; Easy Walker; The Way We Were; Lester Leaps In; Since I Fell for You; Sunny; Jean-Jaures Shuffle.


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