Houston Person

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by Houston Person

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10 November 1934, Florence, South Carolina, USA. A late starter, Person took up the tenor saxophone in his late teenage years and gained considerable experience in bands during his military service. In the 60s he was sometimes sideman, sometimes leader of small groups cashing in on the organ-tenor fad, and was a member of Johnny Hammond’s group from 1963-66. Late in the decade he began a long-lasting association with his wife, singer Etta Jones. Although his playing style is rooted in... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
soul
smooth jazz
hard bop
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