Rain or Shine

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/24/2017
Style(s): Post Bop
Availability: In Stock

The soulfully expressive tenor saxophonist, Houston Person learned his craft in the 1950s, a time when some of the earliest pioneers of jazz saxophone — Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster — were playing. Like Sonny Rollins and a handful of others, Person is a communicative musician who is rooted in traditional blues, church music, the American Songbook and the mimicking of a singer's tonal palette and phrasing. His blues feel led to a renaissance among acid-jazz clubbers in the 1990s, and his sound has become uniquely his own: an idiosyncratic edit of all he has learned, expressed in shrugging hoots, briefly cantering bop sprints, spacious and softly blown ballads. With his long-time friend and colleague, cornetist Warren Vaché and guitarist Rodney Jones, Person's burnished sophistication, assured elegance and poise are again on display giving listeners an object lesson in unfussy, no-gimmicks music-making.

1. Come Rain or Come Shine
Length: 06:23
2. 132nd and Madison
Length: 07:04
3. Everything Must Change
Length: 06:59
4. Learnin' the Blues
5. I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Length: 05:28
6. Soupbone
Length: 07:13
7. Never Let Me Go
Length: 05:08
8. Our Day Will Come
Length: 05:43
9. Danny Boy
Length: 06:00
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 49:58
UPC: 632375730925