Debut CD Home
featuring Houston Person - Tenor Saxophone
with Donald Vega - piano, Jim West - piano, John Burr - bass, Alvester Garnett - drums, Brandon Lee - trumpet, Matt Haviland - trombone, David Glasser - saxophone.
Shirley Crabbe knows what it means to be blessed. When an operation on her vocal cords gave her a second chance at a career as a singer, she plunged back into the jazz scene and jump started her career, earning a series of awards including placing in the top five at the 2010 Jazz Mobile "Best of the Best" vocal competition. The release of her debut album “Home” announces the arrival of a major new artist who invests each plush, rounded note with the love and conviction of someone deeply grateful to be pursuing her calling. Featuring nine songs, “Home” opens with Crabbe’s soaring arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s “Lucky To Be Me,” a tune that could easily serve as her theme song. Houston Person’s sinewy soul-drenched tenor sax solo does more than compliment Crabbe’s lustrous voice.