"a risk-taking improviser, accomplished composer and inveterate swinger." Critic Russ Musto of All About Jazz Magazine while reviewing Live at Big Sur said "Person is more then fine; he's a major talent of his generation."
Eric Person, sax
James King, bass
Nasar Abbadey, drums
Eric Person is a recognized performer, composer, arranger and bandleader; who over the years have had the good fortune to experience a variety of fulfilling musical situations with the masters of modern music which consists of, McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, World Saxophone Quartet, Vernon Reid, Houston Person and Chico Hamilton to just name a few. It will be obvious to the listener that Eric's been highly influenced by his association with these great artists. Eric's music has far reaching harmonic and melodic beauty which is delivered with cutting edge intensity. His music transcends the common terrain of contemporary jazz. As a saxophonist, he takes his alto, soprano and tenor saxophones into the stratosphere with soaring solos that reveal the element of surprise, a sought after lyricism, only surpassed by his unfettered imagination.
Eric Person's 10 CD releases under his leadership on Soul Note and his own Distinction Records label have all garnered great reviews from the critics. In Jazztimes, Critic Bill Milkowski reviewing his Rhythm Edge CD called Person
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