Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

HOUSTON PERSON


BIO: 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 earthy R&B, he has also played with forward-thinking musicians such as Ran Blake. From the 90s onwards, he has been associated with HighNote Records and their subsidiary, Savant, as producer and leader of the house band for numerous recording sessions.

Latest Articles


Doug Locke Releases New Song 'Why?' Photo Doug Locke Releases New Song 'Why?'
by TV News Desk - July 07, 2020

“I went to the studio with the intention of writing a dance song, but after receiving news of yet another vicious attack, I broke down in tears,” says independent alternative artist DOUG LOCKE about his new single “Why?” from his recent EP Why? (Lunar II) (released May 26, 2020). ...
La Lucha Presents Online Album Release Concert Photo La Lucha Presents Online Album Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2020

On Friday, July 10th at 8pm (EST) La Lucha will present an online album release concert for their newest album and debut for Arbors Records, Everybody Wants To Rule The World. This project displays the telepathic interplay you expect from a band that's been together for years....
BWW Exclusive: In Honor of Gay Pride - THE 101 GREATEST LGBTQ SONGS/ANTHEMS OF ALL TI Photo BWW Exclusive: In Honor of Gay Pride - THE 101 GREATEST LGBTQ SONGS/ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME - from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, from Gloria Gaynor to Frank Ocean
by Peter Nason - June 24, 2020

Happy Gay Pride! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest LGBTQ songs and anthems from 1920-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the grade!...
Four Tet Remixes Caribou's 'Never Come Back' Photo Four Tet Remixes Caribou's 'Never Come Back'
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2020

Caribou fans, rejoice! Continuing the stream of remixes from his latest, acclaimed LP Suddenly, Dan Snaith enlists good friend Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, for a new take on “Never Come Back”....
BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020) Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020)
by Peter Nason - April 16, 2020

The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!...
Disco Donnie Presents Purchases Disco Donnie Presents From LiveStyle Photo Disco Donnie Presents Purchases Disco Donnie Presents From LiveStyle
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2020

Electronic music festival pioneer James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal announces he has re-acquired sole ownership of Disco Donnie Presents (DDP), the namesake company he founded 26 years ago.  ...
Perfume Genius Releases New Single 'On The Floor' Photo Perfume Genius Releases New Single 'On The Floor'
by TV News Desk - March 16, 2020

Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has shared a new single, 'On The Floor.' The track is off his forthcoming new album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately which will be released May 15 via Matador. 'On the Floor' is a celebratory Pop song that plays with the album's themes of love, sex, memory and the body,...
Steve Aoki Unveils 'Halfway Dead' ft. Travis Barker & Global Dan Photo Steve Aoki Unveils 'Halfway Dead' ft. Travis Barker & Global Dan
by TV News Desk - March 06, 2020

Today, global DJ/Producer and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, shares his new collaboration “Halfway Dead” alongside the confirmed April 3rd release date for Neon Future IV album. The song features legendary drummer Travis Barker and rising singer/rapper Global Dan, who broke through in 2017 via his viral ...
AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY To Make North American Debut With An Extended Residency At Fl Photo AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY To Make North American Debut With An Extended Residency At Flamingo Las Vegas
by TV News Desk - March 03, 2020

Following a successful 24-city premiere tour across Europe, the boundary-breaking hologram concert experience featuring the voice of one of the world's greatest entertainers, AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT will make its North American debut with an extended residency a...
ADULT. Announce New Album and Reveal Lead Single Photo ADULT. Announce New Album and Reveal Lead Single
by TV News Desk - February 25, 2020

Prolific avant-garde electronic duo ADULT. continue to mine their own unique sound on their triumphant and chilling new album, Perception is/as/of Deception. Conceived and recorded in a temporary blackhole they created by painting their windowless basement entirely black, the duo's sole intention wa...
Armor For Sleep Announces First Tour in Over A Decade Photo Armor For Sleep Announces First Tour in Over A Decade
by TV News Desk - February 24, 2020

More than a decade after disbanding, New Jersey emo act Armor For Sleep is preparing to storm the stage once again in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their pivotal album, What To Do When You Are Dead. The summer tour will kick off on June 18th in Baltimore, with subsequent stops in New York C...
San Cisco Announces FLAWS EP & Worldwide Headline Tour Photo San Cisco Announces FLAWS EP & Worldwide Headline Tour
by TV News Desk - February 13, 2020

Today, indie-pop three-piece San Cisco - Jordi Davieson, Joshua Biondillo, and Scarlett Stevens - return with “Reasons,” the latest single from their upcoming 4-song EP Flaws (out March 27 via Nettwerk Records).  ...
Hockey Dad Announces May 29 Release of BRAIN CANDY Photo Hockey Dad Announces May 29 Release of BRAIN CANDY
by TV News Desk - February 13, 2020

Australian duo Hockey Dad injects a blend of raw energy and lovable irreverence into their dynamic, sun-drenched pop. Today, they announced the May 29 release of their forthcoming album Brain Candy via Farmer & The Owl/BMG. The album is produced by John Goodmanson (Death Cab, Sleater-Kinney, Wolf Pa...
August Burns Red Announce New Album GUARDIANS Photo August Burns Red Announce New Album GUARDIANS
by TV News Desk - February 06, 2020

August Burns Red have been upholding the artistic pillars of technical proficiency, airtight grooves, and thoughtful lyricism in the hard rock world for 17 years now. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pennsylvania quintet—JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [dru...
Juanes Announces 2020 North American 'Mas Futuro Que Pasado Tour' Photo Juanes Announces 2020 North American 'Mas Futuro Que Pasado Tour'
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2020

Today Latin rock icon and multiple Grammy award-winning artist Juanes announced his 2020 North American Mas Futuro Que Pasado Tour-an up close & immersive journey through all the greatest hits of his past, combined with the future looking guitar interpretations of Latin America's most beloved rhythm...
Ollie Announces US Tour Dates Photo Ollie Announces US Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - February 03, 2020

Celebrated Canadian pop artist Ollie announces US tour dates. Starting April 1 at Rough Trade in New York City, Ollie takes on a US headlining tour. He is currently on the road in the States supporting rapper Phora....
Early James Shares Video For New Single 'It Doesn't Matter Now' Photo Early James Shares Video For New Single 'It Doesn't Matter Now'
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2020

Today, Early James the Alabama native and latest signing to Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound roster, shares the music video for “It Doesn't Matter Now,” his latest single off Singing for My Supper (Easy Eye Sound, 3/13), via an interview with Billboard. Director Tim Hardiman says about the making of th...
James Taylor Announces New Album AMERICAN STANDARD Photo James Taylor Announces New Album AMERICAN STANDARD
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2020

Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor releases his new album, American Standard on February 28TH, 2020 via Fantasy Records....
Soccer Mommy Announces Sophomore Album & Shares Lead Single Photo Soccer Mommy Announces Sophomore Album & Shares Lead Single
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2020

Today Soccer Mommy—twenty-two year-old Sophie Allison—announces her triumphant sophomore album, color theory. Confronting the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued Allison since pre-pubescence, color theory explores three central themes: blue, representing sadness and depressio...
My Sister, My Brother Announce Debut Self-Titled EP Photo My Sister, My Brother Announce Debut Self-Titled EP
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2020

Last year, Sean McConnell, Garrison Starr, and Peter Groenwald sat down together to collaborate at a songwriting retreat; and while co-writing isn't out of the norm for three established musicians, a certain type of magic and connection made the group realize that this was out of the norm. Something...
September Mourning Releases New VOLUME III EP Photo September Mourning Releases New VOLUME III EP
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2019

September Mourning are giving their fans a holiday treat with the release of an animated video for 'Overdose' as they simultaneously launch their new 'Volume III' EP. The collection also includes an additional new song 'Madness'. Rounding out the EP are an uncensored version of 'Unholy' and 'Hiding ...
Zack Villere Shares 'A Feeling,' Announces 2020 US Tour Photo Zack Villere Shares 'A Feeling,' Announces 2020 US Tour
by TV News Desk - December 10, 2019

Today, songwriter and producer Zack Villere shares a new single “A Feeling”, out now via independently popular. Alongside the new single comes the announcement of a headlining North American tour, which will take Villere from Coast-to-Coast in 2020. Full list of dates including admat can be found be...
 Early James To Release Debut Album SINGING FOR MY SUPPER Photo Early James To Release Debut Album SINGING FOR MY SUPPER
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2019

Early James, an Alabama native and the latest signing to Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound roster, releases his debut album, Singing for My Supper, via Easy Eye and Nonesuch Records on March 6, 2020. The album spans hard-charging blues, wistful folk, and ages-old pop crooning, anchored by the singer's v...
Vocalist Producer Rapper Vincent Barrea Shares 'Chemical Or Love' Single Photo Vocalist Producer Rapper Vincent Barrea Shares 'Chemical Or Love' Single
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2019

Vocalist, producer and rapper Vincent Barrea has released his new single 'Chemical or Love' on 31 October via Maitre Music. The track was mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Alex Evans (Skrillex, Rag N Bone Man, Basement Jax) and premiered via Clash Magazine. Barrea has seen considerable...
HARLEM 100 Featuring Mwenso & The Shakes Announced At MPAC Photo HARLEM 100 Featuring Mwenso & The Shakes Announced At MPAC
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2019

Celebrate the music that made Harlem the center of the music universe at Harlem 100 Featuring Mwenso & The Shakes, Sunday, October 27 at 7 pm at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $29-$69....