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Houston Person: Soft Lights

The tenor saxophone style of Houston Person is consummately heartfelt and eminently hip, and this collection certainly adds to that image. Often heard in collaboration with vocalist Etta Jones, this is a third instrumental outing, following My Romance and Person-ified, also on HighNote. His confident fluency is evident throughout a roster of standards, including “Here’s That Rainy Day,” “At Last,” “I’ll Be Around” and “The Night We Called It a Day.” Even the somewhat shopworn pop hits “Hey There” and “If” are transformed by Person’s luminous delivery.

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