Houston Person Quartet

November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
$20 pp music charge online $25 pp music charge at door $12 pp minimum food/drink
Houston Person Quartet @ Trumpets Jazz Club | Montclair | New Jersey | United States
sets:  8:00 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge advanced online sales   $25 pp at door  
 $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
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 One of the most renowned saxophonists on the scene! Real jazz fans love his lyrical, soulful playing .
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In the 1990s, Houston Person kept the soulful thick-toned tenor tradition of Gene Ammons alive, particularly in his work with organists. After learning piano as a youth, Person switched to tenor. While stationed in Germany with the Army, he played in groups that also included Eddie Harris, Lanny Morgan, Leo Wright, and Cedar Walton. Person picked up valuable experience as a member of Johnny Hammond‘s group (1963-1966) and became a bandleader in the following years, often working with the late singer Etta Jones. A duo recording with Ran Blake was a nice change of pace, but most of Houston Person‘s playing has been done in blues-oriented organ groups. He recorded a consistently excellent series of albums for Muse, eventually switching to HighNote Records for 2006’s You Taught My Heart to Sing, 2007’s Thinking of You, and 2008’s Just Between Friends, which featured bassist Ron Carter. Released in 2012, Naturally, recorded at the famed Van Gelder Recording Studio, teamed Person with Cedar Walton on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. He quickly returned with the similarly inclined 2013 effort Nice ‘n’ Easy, followed a year later by The Melody Lingers On. In 2015, Person delivered the rootsy and soulful Something Personal

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