Deep Focus
2011.09.26 Eric Person on McCoy Tyner 1of 2

2011.09.26 Eric Person on McCoy Tyner 1of 2

December 1, 2020
 
McCoy Tyner was one of the many greats who we lost in this year of Covid-19 but the light his music shines on the music world is as bright as ever. Had he not been an anchor of what many consider the greatest ensemble of all time-- the classic Coltrane Quartet-- he would still be revered as a mighty innovator: a seeker who sought new, higher ground and took us all there with him. But he WAS a vital part of that band; in fact, he was the last surviving member. He was!
 
Saxophonist Eric Person has been a dedicated Tynerologist for most of his days. He and host Mitch Goldman take us through some rare live recordings in this Deep Focus from 2011.
 
2019.02.04 Eric Person on Jimmy Lyons 3 of 3

2019.02.04 Eric Person on Jimmy Lyons 3 of 3

November 28, 2020
Say the name “Jimmy Lyons” to lovers of creative music and they will immediately think of Cecil Taylor. The bounty that Lyons’ work on alto sax brought to Taylor’s music was one of the most fruitful and enduring in the history of the music. But Eric Person knows that Lyons was also a bandleader in his own right and that, while he will always be associated with the ferocious innovator with whom he played for 20 years, had the two never met, we would still be talking about Lyons 30+ years after his death. His sound and his concept are without compare.
 
See ya on the radio!
 
 
Photo credit: Brianmcmillen, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
2019.02.04 Eric Person on Jimmy Lyons podcast 2 of 3

2019.02.04 Eric Person on Jimmy Lyons podcast 2 of 3

November 26, 2020
Say the name “Jimmy Lyons” to lovers of creative music and they will immediately think of Cecil Taylor. The bounty that Lyons’ work on alto sax brought to Taylor’s music was one of the most fruitful and enduring in the history of the music. But Eric Person knows that Lyons was also a bandleader in his own right and that, while he will always be associated with the ferocious innovator with whom he played for 20 years, had the two never met, we would still be talking about Lyons 30+ years after his death. His sound and his concept are without compare.
 
See ya on the radio!
 
 
Photo credit: Brianmcmillen, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
2019.02.04 Eric Person on Jimmy Lyons 1 of 3

2019.02.04 Eric Person on Jimmy Lyons 1 of 3

November 24, 2020
Say the name “Jimmy Lyons” to lovers of creative music and they will immediately think of Cecil Taylor. The bounty that Lyons’ work on alto sax brought to Taylor’s music was one of the most fruitful and enduring in the history of the music. But Eric Person knows that Lyons was also a bandleader in his own right and that, while he will always be associated with the ferocious innovator with whom he played for 20 years, had the two never met, we would still be talking about Lyons 30+ years after his death. His sound and his concept are without compare.
 
See ya on the radio!
 
 
Photo credit: Brianmcmillen, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
2018.02.19 Eric Person on Geri Allen 3 of 3

2018.02.19 Eric Person on Geri Allen 3 of 3

November 21, 2020
Some musicians seem to emerge fully formed. It’s as if they just show up doing what they do and reliably keep doing it as long as there is breath. Others seem to be on an eternal search for new ways of expressing and identifying themselves; Geri Allen was one of these. Maybe that is part of why the death of this brilliant, soulful, inventive pianist in 2017 at age 60 was so heartbreaking for the music world. She hadn’t finished! There was so much left to say.
We continue our month of Deep Focus programs with composer/bandleader/reed man Eric Person.  In this rebroadcast from 2018, he and host Mitch Goldman will explore the supergroup Geri Allen co-led with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Charlie Haden. Oh, this is the good stuff!
 
Photo credit: Bryan Thompson, CC BY 2.0 creativecommons.org-licenses-by-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
2018.02.19 Eric Person on Geri Allen 2 of 3

2018.02.19 Eric Person on Geri Allen 2 of 3

November 19, 2020
Some musicians seem to emerge fully formed. It’s as if they just show up doing what they do and reliably keep doing it as long as there is breath. Others seem to be on an eternal search for new ways of expressing and identifying themselves; Geri Allen was one of these. Maybe that is part of why the death of this brilliant, soulful, inventive pianist in 2017 at age 60 was so heartbreaking for the music world. She hadn’t finished! There was so much left to say.
 
We continue our month of Deep Focus programs with composer/bandleader/reed man Eric Person.  In this rebroadcast from 2018, he and host Mitch Goldman will explore the supergroup Geri Allen co-led with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Charlie Haden. Oh, this is the good stuff!
 
Photo credit: Pittsburgh's City Paper.
2018.02.19 Eric Person on Geri Allen 1 of 3

2018.02.19 Eric Person on Geri Allen 1 of 3

November 17, 2020
Some musicians seem to emerge fully formed. It’s as if they just show up doing what they do and reliably keep doing it as long as there is breath. Others seem to be on an eternal search for new ways of expressing and identifying themselves; Geri Allen was one of these. Maybe that is part of why the death of this brilliant, soulful, inventive pianist in 2017 at age 60 was so heartbreaking for the music world. She hadn’t finished! There was so much left to say.
 
We continue our month of Deep Focus programs with composer/bandleader/reed man Eric Anthony Person.  In this rebroadcast from 2018, he and host Mitch Goldman explore the supergroup Geri Allen co-led with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Charlie Haden. Oh, this is the good stuff!
 
Photo credit: Pittsburgh's City Paper.
2013.08.12 Eric Person on Sonny Rollins 3 of 3

2013.08.12 Eric Person on Sonny Rollins 3 of 3

November 14, 2020
How lucky are we to have experienced the music of Sonny Rollins, the greatest improviser in the history of recorded music? Uh oh, I'm naming names! Did I just start a Jazz fracas? If I did, I think saxophonist Eric Person will get my back. Through the years of Deep Focus, Eric has been my most frequent guest. All this month, Eric Person is my guest on Deep Focus rebroadcasts; this one is from 2013.
 
 
Photo credit: Brianmcmillen at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons
2013.08.12 Eric Person on Sonny Rollins 2 of 3

2013.08.12 Eric Person on Sonny Rollins 2 of 3

November 12, 2020
How lucky are we to have experienced the music of Sonny Rollins, the greatest improviser in the history of recorded music? Uh oh, I'm naming names! Did I just start a Jazz fracas? If I did, I think saxophonist Eric Person will get my back. Through the years of Deep Focus, Eric has been my most frequent guest. All this month, Eric Person is my guest on Deep Focus rebroadcasts; this one is from 2013.
 
 
Photo credit: Brianmcmillen at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons
2013.08.12 Eric Person on Sonny Rollins 1 of 3

2013.08.12 Eric Person on Sonny Rollins 1 of 3

November 10, 2020
How lucky are we to have experienced the music of Sonny Rollins, the greatest improviser in the history of recorded music? Uh oh, I'm naming names! Did I just start a Jazz fracas? If I did, I think saxophonist Eric Person
will get my back. Through the years of Deep Focus, Eric has been my most frequent guest. All this month, Eric Person is my guest on Deep Focus rebroadcasts; this one is from 2013.
 
Photo credit: Brianmcmillen at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

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