Whether playing blues, ballads, bebop, or boogaloos, tenor saxophonist Houston Person is instantly recognizable for his big, beefy tone and his alternately tender and tough attack. During his six years at Prestige Records, Person helped to lay the foundation of what is today known as acid jazz. It's an unpretentious, groove-based style of improvised music that speaks directly to the feet, but Person also turns it into soul food for the ears. The selections from the 1968 and 1970 sessions that constitute this reissue are among the most satisfying the South Carolina-born tenor man ever committed to tape.
with Billy Gardner, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Frankie Jones, Sonny Phillips, Billy Butler, Bob Bushnell, Buddy Caldwell