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Houston Person & Ron Carter: Remember Love (HighNote)

The phrase “age before beauty” does not apply to the duet partnership of tenor saxophonist Houston Person and acoustic bassist Ron Carter. Sure, Remember Love is the first of their six pairings on record to occur when both are octogenarians. Yes, seven of the eight covers are more than 65 years old, and the other, … Read More “Houston Person & Ron Carter: Remember Love (HighNote)”

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Houston Person & Ron Carter: Chemistry

For the fifth time in a quarter-century, these two distinguished veterans have joined forces for a sax/bass duets album. What you get is pretty much what you’d expect: A menu of standards, served with reliable skill and unpretentious style, provides the setting for the latest installment of an ongoing, wide-ranging chat between old friends. Person’s … Read More “Houston Person & Ron Carter: Chemistry”

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Houston Person: The Melody Lingers On

Here’s veteran reedman Houston Person rolling in the deep again, his tone resonant as ever, his primary focus the Great American Songbook and its enduring lyricism. Unmistakably in his element, relaxed and yet fully engaged, the tenor saxophonist is clearly inspired not only by the stream of mostly classic melodies that comprise this collection, but … Read More “Houston Person: The Melody Lingers On”

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Houston Person: Naturally

Active on the scene for decades, 78-year-old tenor saxophonist Houston Person still seems to be a discovery for some. Both newcomers to his music and longtime fans will no doubt enjoy this latest recording featuring a formidable group: veteran pianist Cedar Walton (with whom Person first collaborated in the 1960s), bassist Ray Drummond and drummer … Read More “Houston Person: Naturally”

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The Peter Hand Big Band featuring Houston Person : The Wizard of Jazz: A Tribute to Harold Arlen

Guitarist Hand organized a big band featuring musicians who will be very familiar to jazz fans and arranged Harold Arlen tunes and composed one of his own for a concert at Irvington Town Hall Theater in 2005 commemorating the centennial of Arlen’s birth. The recording documents this concert, which features seemingly perfectly executed performances by … Read More “The Peter Hand Big Band featuring Houston Person : The Wizard of Jazz: A Tribute to Harold Arlen”

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