"As full-bodied and comforting as home-baked apple pie" is one apt description of Houston Person's saxophone sound.
Inasmuch as this simile attempts to convey the comforting, warm-hearted and accomplished nature of the tenor man's art, it is spot-on, but it must be remembered that Person's roots are in organ-centered R&B. So in addition to a velvety ballad technique Person also possesses an ability to imbue up-tempo material with an irresistible wailing intensity, so his crowd-pleasing bluesy numbers provide welcome variety to this judiciously balanced set.
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other Birdland Records users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.