Emmet Cohen Announces New Album
Master Legacy Series Vol. 5 Featuring Houston Person
Out November 10th via Bandstand Presents
The record highlights the hyper-collaborative nature of these two bandleaders and their meaningful relationship together. “Most of the ideas for tunes were things that we either came up with together or that he pulled from some area of his life that he thought I might sound good on or bring me joy,” says Cohen.
Person, with over 75 records as a bandleader alone, has had an extensive career as a performer and producer working alongside Etta Jones, Charles Brown, Ron Carter, Lena Horne, Horace Silver and Cedar Walton. “Houston has a story, a personal relationship with all of these tunes,” Cohen says. “To be part of that story is special for me and gives my music and artistry meaning and depth.”
This latest outing with tenor saxophonist Houston Person marks the fifth volume of Cohen’s Master Legacy Series – each installment an exhibition of the intergenerational transfer of the knowledge, history and traditions of jazz. Over the past six years, the project has featured many of the musical legends who have left an indelible mark on jazz music including George Coleman, Benny Golson, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb.
Cohen has been lauded not only as a musical genius, but a fervent community builder whose collaborations know virtually no borders. His viral online phenomenon, “Live From Emmet’s Place” has featured a vast array of musical icons including Cyrille Aimeé, Christian McBride, Sheila Jordan, Patrick Bartley, Kurt Rosenwinkel and 2023 GRAMMY Best New Artist winner Samara Joy.
The series earned Cohen the title of “Live-Stream Producer of the Year” by the 2023 Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Jazz Awards, as well as “Pianist of the Year.”
Master Legacy Series Vol. 5 is out November 10th via Bandstand Presents.
1) Why Not?
2) Isn’t It Romantic?
3) If You Could See Me Now
4) Just The Way You Are
5) I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
6) All My Tomorrows
7) Blues Everywhere
8) Sunday Kind Of Love