High Note, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: If you like mellow jazz and especially sax, you can’t miss with Houston Person. This is not smooth jazz, elevator music; it’s jazz standards done well. Person plays in front of Stan Hope (p), Paul Bollenback (g), Per-Ola Gadd (b) and Chip White (d). Social Call is his latest in what seems like a never-ending stream of solid releases on High Note. Of note here are the swinging “Stolen Sweets” with a nice guitar solo from Bollenback and “Juicy Lucy” which fully displays the character of Houston’s sax.