The Melody Lingers On

The Melody Lingers On

by Houston PersonHouston Person


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Houston Person's 2014 effort, The Melody Lingers On, is a romantic, laid-back set of songs showcasing the septuagenarian saxophonist. A journeyman artist with a bent toward swinging soul-jazz, Person has developed into something of an American treasure over the past 30 years. Since the '90s, Person has released a steady stream of standards albums, heavy on lyrical and blues-based songs that perfectly exploit his distinctive, burnished tenor drawl. The Melody Lingers On is no exception, featuring a set of songs heavily weighted toward an intimate, afterglow vibe centered on the warm sound of Person's saxophone. Backing the South Carolina-born tenor man this time is an equally superb handful of artists, including vibraphonist Steve Nelson, pianist Lafayette Harris, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Lewis Nash. Included here are such standards as "My Funny Valentine," "Gone Again," "Bewitched," and "They All Laughed." Person also digs deep into the R&B end of his career with a slow, vibrant take on the Otis Redding classic "Try a Little Tenderness." At 79 years young, with The Melody Lingers On Person continues his reign as one of the titans of the lush jazz tenor sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2014
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375726928
catalogNumber: 757269
Rank: 211876

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Houston Person   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Drummond   Bass
Steve Nelson   Vibes
Lewis Nash   Drums
Lafayette Harris   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Houston Person   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Christopher Drukker   Graphic Design
Lafayette Harris   Composer

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