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Friday, June 18, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Houston Person

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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Few musicians epitomize “standard bearer” and “keeper of the flame” like jazz saxophonist Houston Person. Born in South Carolina in 1934, Person specializes in the lush, breathy, big-toned, and unabashedly passionate blues-drenched tenor tradition of Gene Ammons, Illinois Jacquet, and David “Fathead” Newman. In the ’60s, while John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter were pushing the tenor saxophone to its outer limits, Person’s approach kept bebop-style jazz close to its blues and gospel roots. He’s still kicking out the jams, often with old-school-style jazz singer Pamela Luss. They co-lead a quintet performing 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow at Nighttown. Tickets are $30. —Mark Keresman

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

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