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Houston Person

Kingsleyhk

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Just come across him. Seems to have spent most of his career backing a singer called Etta Jones (not James!) but imho brilliant.
 

Two Voices

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He was a pianist before he became a tenorist! Even though he spent many years recording and peforming with Etta, he has a lot credits as a leader too.
 

Young Col

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Griff introduced me to Houston Person (not in person....). Not up with the greats of jazz tenor I don't think, but a very good player with nice lyrical lines and highly recommended.
YC
 

Pete Thomas

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Yes, I used to have a HP album. It had a large picture of a lady's bottom on the front, just wearing knickers.

Great player.
 

rob

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Recently came across Houston Person while fooling around on youtube. Here's a clip from his early days, called "Goodness". I, myself like this style. Not sure if I am posting the youtube page correctly so others can access it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW_iW6pTAW8

Cheers
Rob
 

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rhysonsax

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I've just found and dowloaded a great album by Houston Person called "Now's the Time / Something in Common" where he is playing in a duo with the great bass player Ron Carter.

Superb playing by both and their lovely instrumental sounds are really well recorded.

It also helps that they play some of my very favourite songs, such as "Joy Spring", "Blue 7", "Memories of You" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRv-SoF9uNA

I'm really enjoying this a lot.

Rhys
 

Colin the Bear

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Another great player I've never heard of. How many more can there be?

Living in this digital age of communication/information allows us to become virtual time travellers.

The whole of recorded music seems to be available and it's hard to know where to dip in.

This one touched me

http://youtu.be/CJbnrEnqmeI
 

Kingsleyhk

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The guy is amazing - and, much like myself - few have ever heard of him!
 

dooce

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I found him a while ago from listening to Craig Charles Funk&Soul show on Radio 6 - which is a good source for some of the more obscure stuff.
 

Di in France

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I love Houston Person, I think he plays such melodic improvisation. When I get my tenor, I want to sound just like him......:D
 
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