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Houston Person

The Melody Lingers On

2015-05-15

Esteemed tenor saxophonist Houston Person lives up to his soulful expectations with his 2014 instrumental jazz release The Melody Lingers On, the most recent of the long-time musician’s works. Breathy, expressive tones from Person are backed by four jazz experts - Steve Nelson on vibraphone, Lafayette Harris on keys, Ray Drummond on standing bass and Lewis Nash on the kit. The 10 tracks are a compilation of both original and classics, with chilling renditions of “My Funny Valentine” and “Bewitched” by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, and “They All Laughed” by George Gershwin. A calming, pleasant, impressive listen from some of the best in the scene.

review by Ben

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