Houston Person

Houston Person / Bill Charlap - You Taught My Heart To Sing (2006) {HighNote}

Houston Person / Bill Charlap - You Taught My Heart To Sing (2006) {HighNote}
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Genre: Mainstream Jazz

Tenor saxophonist Houston Person teams up with pianist Bill Charlap on this ten-track collection of standards, You Taught My Heart to Sing. Both musicians have released individual albums paying homage to the great songwriters of the '30s and '40s – George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin – but this is the first time they teamed up in the studio together. Along with such tried and true chestnuts as "S'Wonderful," "Sweet Lorraine," and "Namely You," the duo brings a few originals into the musical fold as well as contemporary romantic standards such as "Where Is the Love." Recorded in the cozy confines of Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood, NJ, the mood is relaxed yet not moribund, nor does the duo succumb to adding weepy strings or sappy horn arrangements. Person and Charlap don't break any new ground with this recording; rather they continue to showcase their combined enduring passion for ballads.
Houston Person - Broken Windows, Empty Hallways (1972) {Prestige PRCD-24290-2 rel 2004}

Houston Person - Broken Windows, Empty Hallways (1972) {Prestige PRCD-24290-2 rel 2004}
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© 1972, 2004 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24290-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

It's hard to know what to think when jazz artists record popular songs. Are they recording them because they like the songs and think something new can be brought to them? Or are they hoping that by recording popular songs they too can become popular? Broken Windows, Empty Hallways includes two albums recorded by tenor Houston Person in 1972, the first of the same name and the second titled Sweet Buns & Barbeque. Both albums contain a number of songs that were popular at the time, from the soulful "Don't Mess With Bill" to John Lennon's "Imagine" to Webber-Rice's "Everything's Alright."

Houston Person - The Opening Round (1997)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 16, 2017
Houston Person - The Opening Round (1997)

Houston Person - The Opening Round (1997)
Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55 min | 171 MB
Label: Savant Records | Rel:1997

A fun and personable mix of jazz and soul classics plus a couple of originals by guitarist Rodney Jones, Houston Person's The Opening Round: Groove Masters Series, Vol. 1 isn't a jazz album for the ages, but it's start-to-finish entertaining. It's a straight-up groove album, with Person in front of a four-piece organ combo anchored by the legendary Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on drums next to ex-Waitresses-bassist-turned-session-star Tracy Wormworth…

Houston Person - Sentimental Journey (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 13, 2017
Houston Person - Sentimental Journey (2002)

Houston Person - Sentimental Journey (2002)
Jazz, R&B | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57 min | 135 MB
Label: High Note | Rel:2002

As the 21st century began, Houston Person was one of the last in a tradition of tough-toned but warm tenors able to straddle the boundaries between soul-jazz, hard bop, and soulful R&B. An expert at caressing and uplifting melodies, Person plays in the tradition of Gene Ammons. Person is in excellent form throughout this quartet/quintet date with pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Grady Tate, and, on four of the nine selections, guitarist Russell Malone.

Houston Person & Ron Carter - Chemistry (2016) {Highnote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 13, 2016
Houston Person & Ron Carter - Chemistry (2016) {Highnote}

Houston Person & Ron Carter - Chemistry (2016) {Highnote}
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Genre: Post-Bop

Saxophonist Houston Person and bassist Ron Carter have a duo partnership that goes back at least as far as their two 1990 recordings, Something in Common and Now's the Time! Since those albums, the legendary artists have released several more duo collaborations, each one a thoughtful and minimalist production showcasing their masterful command of jazz standards, blues, and bop. The duo's 2016 effort, the aptly titled Chemistry, is no exception and once again finds Person and Carter communing over a well-curated set of jazz standards. As on their previous albums, Chemistry is a deceptively simple conceit; just two jazz journeymen playing conversational duets on well-known jazz songs.

Houston Person & Ron Carter - Chemistry (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at July 19, 2016
Houston Person & Ron Carter - Chemistry (2016)

Houston Person & Ron Carter - Chemistry (2016)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 49:08 | ~120 Mb
Label: HighNote | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2015

“Chemistry” is certainly an apt title for the latest Houston Person-Ron Carter duo album. Every tune is imbued with a rare sense of intimacy and almost telepathic sense of communication. Totally in their niche, the two men have selected a set list of favorite standards with which they are both amply familiar. But a good tune in the hands of artists such as Carter and Person is always a unique and special occasion. Person, in the glow of his artistic maturity, sounds completely relaxed with his burnished tone superbly caught by engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Ron Carter, carrying the responsibilities of time keeper, harmonist and unaccompanied soloist relishes his role and responds with an easy virtuosity that only a master musician can supply. This is music-making of the highest order.

Houston Person - Something Personal (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 7, 2015
Houston Person - Something Personal (2015)

Houston Person - Something Personal (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:14 min | 147 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Highnote Records

Houston Person still remembers the day in 1950 that changed his life. He was a typical 16-year-old in his hometown of Florence, SC. He sang in the high-school choir and glee club, but he was mostly interested in football and basketball. Then, Christmas morning, his parents gave him a surprise gift: a tenor saxophone. Several decades, hundreds of albums, and thousands of concerts later, his life and career remain centered around the tenor sax.

Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (2014) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 13, 2015
Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (2014) {HighNote}

Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (2014) {HighNote}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard-Bop, Post-Bop, Soul-Jazz

Houston Person's 2014 effort, The Melody Lingers On, is a romantic, laid-back set of songs showcasing the septuagenarian saxophonist. A journeyman artist with a bent toward swinging soul-jazz, Person has developed into something of an American treasure over the past 30 years. Since the '90s, Person has released a steady stream of standards albums, heavy on lyrical and blues-based songs that perfectly exploit his distinctive, burnished tenor drawl. The Melody Lingers On is no exception, featuring a set of songs heavily weighted toward an intimate, afterglow vibe centered on the warm sound of Person's saxophone.

Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 29, 2014
Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (2014)

Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:56 min | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote

Mix hydrogen and oxygen and you have the recipe for water. Mix flour and water and you have a recipe for biscuits. Mix tenor man Houston Person and vibist Steve Nelson and you have a recipe for one great jazz CD. The Guardian has called Houston Person, an eloquent messenger from a jazz era rooted in traditional blues, black church music, Broadway love songs and the impersonation, by sax, of a singer's tone palette, while Nate Chinen in the New York Times has singled out Nelson's harmonic sumptuousness, jangly clusters, and effervescent artistry.

Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 9, 2013
Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}

Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 334MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

"As full-bodied and comforting as home-baked apple pie" is one apt description of Houston Person's saxophone sound. Inasmuch as this simile attempts to convey the comforting, warm-hearted and accomplished nature of the tenorman's art, it is spot-on, but it must be remembered that Person's roots are in organ-centred R&B. So in addition to a velvety ballad technique Person also possesses an ability to imbue up-tempo material with an irresistible wailing intensity, so his crowd-pleasing bluesy numbers provide welcome variety to this judiciously balanced set.