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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 1997
RecordedNovember 26, 1996
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
HCD 7004
ProducerHouston Person
Houston Person chronology
Close Encounters
The Opening Round

Person-ified is an album by saxophonist Houston Person which was recorded in late 1996 and released on the HighNote label the following year.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[5]

In his review on Allmusic, Stewart Mason states "Most of Houston Person's late-'90s albums are interchangeable collections of standards recorded with a small combo (the rhythm section led by either a piano or an organ, depending on Person's whim) and featuring Person's sterling tenor saxophone solos on top of a conservative backing. 1997's Person-ified is one of the string, but it's more interesting than some due to a slightly more adventurous taste in song selection. The track listing still leans heavily toward standards, but this time, Person has reached a bit deeper than usual into the great songbooks, coming up with somewhat less-obvious choices ... His backing combo is fairly anonymous, but never simply dull, and even at that, it means that Person's remarkable, underrated tenor playing is always front and center. Not bad at all"[4]

Track listing

  1. "You're My Everything" (Harry Warren, Mort Dixon, Joe Young) – 5:26
  2. "I'll Never Stop Loving You" (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn) – 6:12
  3. "There's a Small Hotel" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 4:30
  4. "Stranger on the Shore" (Acker Bilk) – 6:12
  5. "Isn't It Romantic?" (Rogers, Hart) – 4:12
  6. "Detour Ahead" (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo) – 5:16
  7. "Gentle Rain" (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) – 6:25
  8. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) – 6:05
  9. "Blue Jug" (Houston Person) – 7:43
  10. "May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You" (Meredith Willson) – 2:37



  1. ^ Jazz Depot: HighNote discography accessed March 6, 2018
  2. ^ Payne, D. Houston Person Discography accessed March 6, 2018
  3. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Houston Person accessed March 12, 2018
  4. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. Houston Person – Person-ified: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1148. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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