Jazz at Lincoln Center
With saxophonists Houston Person and Eric Person, pianist Zaccai Curtis, bassist Kenny Davis, and drummer McClenty Hunter Two generations of saxophone titans come together in Person2Person. Tenor saxophonist Houston Person is the “soul jazz” standard-bearer. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, he recently performed in sold-out shows in The Appel Room and took on saxophone duties for Ben Webster’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inauguration. Alto and soprano saxophonist Eric Person is well known for working in the bands of legends like Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, David Murray, and John Hicks. He’s also a prominent bandleader who has formed some excellent groups that showcase not only his playing, but his skills as a composer and arranger. For tonight’s performance, the Persons have assembled a first-rate rhythm section featuring three extremely in-demand players.