Monday, 24 August 2009

Houston Person ”The Best Of Houston Person”

Houston Person

”The Best Of Houston Person”
( LP Prestige Records, 1970 )
Catalog # PR 7779

Personnel & Tracklisting:
Mark Levine (tb)
Houston Person (ts)
Charles Boston (org)
Frank Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 16, 1966
The Pimp
Frankie Jones (tp, d)
Houston Person (ts)
Cedar Walton (p)
Bob Cranshaw (b)
Alan Dawson (d, vib)
NYC, June 14, 1967
Houston Person (ts)
Cedar Walton (p)
Paul Chambers (b)
Lenny McBrowne (d)
Ralph Dorsey (cga)
NYC, October 13, 1967
One Mint Julep
Curtis Fuller (tb)
Houston Person (ts)
Pepper Adams (bars)
Cedar Walton (p)
Bob Cranshaw (b)
Frankie Jones (d)
NYC, March 12, 1968
Blue Odyssey
Houston Person (ts)
Billy Gardner (org)
Ivan “Boogaloo Joe” Jones (g)
Frankie Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 18, 1968
Here’s That Rainy Day
Houston Person (ts)
Sonny Phillips (org)
Billy Butler (g)
Bob Bushnell (el-b)
Frankie Jones (d)
Buddy Caldwell (cga)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 25, 1969

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 has been a bandleader ever since, often working with 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 has 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.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

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