Person, Houston

High Note, 2004CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 11.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: There is no mistaking the deep warm throaty melodies emanating from the sax of Houston Person. It is a sound that relaxes the mind and soothes the spirit. It has been honed over many years and is ripe for the occasion of honoring the late singer Etta Jones. Etta and Houston shared many moments since she joined his trio in 1968. These ten songs are some of her best and Person does a very good job playing Etta’s melodies. The band is a quintet including guitarist Paul Bollenback.