Eric Person

Eric Person is a renowned American saxophonist. He is prolific as a composer, and ubiquitous as a musical collaborator and artist.

NEW CD Release!

New CD drops Sun, Jan 16, 2022!

“Blue Vision, Eric’s eleventh CD release under his leadership. Here he leads an organ trio and is heard in collaboration with tenor-saxophone legend Houston Person. Blue Vision combines the blues with classic jazz, soul, gospel, and modern swing.

Featured in the rhythm section are Adam Klipple on organ, Pete McCann on guitar, and Tony Jefferson on drums. During the initial conversation about the album’s concept, Houston emphatically stated his mantra, “don’t forget the blues.”

Blue Vision has the blues, and so much more. The album features seven songs, five of which are Eric Person’s original compositions. There are updated versions of “Dear Old Stockholm” and Billie Holiday’s classic “Lover Man” as well as a couple of blues numbers: “Blue Vision” and “Old Hat Feathers.” “Geri,” featuring Eric on soprano saxophone, is a wonderful dedication to the late pianist Geri Allen. “Soul Saturation” is pure soul, gospel grit, with gutsy sophistication. The final track, “No Doubt True Dat” is a fast, modern swing number that teeters on the edge and will take you with it.”

About

His work as a leader is stylistically diverse and intrepid, presenting solo works, music for jazz quartet, duo for sax/drum, an electric ensemble and big band.

Over his nearly forty years as a musician in New York, Person has had the good fortune to perform with the vanguard of the jazz world namely McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland Wallace Roney, and cutting edge artists such as Vernon Reid, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and the World Saxophone Quartet.

Eric’s signature sound on alto, soprano, tenor, saxophone and flute has been featured on over fifty CDs, from Chico Hamilton to Ben Harper to Bright Dog Red.

Bob Stewart and Baba Sissoko
February 21, 2022,  8pm and 9:30pm
Duoscope (drums/sax duo) featuring Eric Person and Bob Meyer
Quinn’s Beacon, NY
330 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
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April 2, 2022, 9pm and 10:30pm
Person2Person, featuring Eric and Houston Person
Sista’s Place
456 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Sistas’ Place – Music of the Spirit & Music As Our Weapon!
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