Personae (album)

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Jonas Hellborg & Shawn Lane - 2002 - Personae.jpg
Live album by Jonas Hellborg
Released 26 February 2002 (2002-02-26)[1]
Recorded 1996 in Mainz[2]
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 56:58
Label Bardo
Producer Jonas Hellborg
Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane chronology
Good People in Times of Evil
(2000)Good People in Times of Evil2000
Icon: A Transcontinental Gathering
(2003)Icon: A Transcontinental Gathering2003

Personae is a live album by bassist Jonas Hellborg, released on 26 February 2002 through Bardo Records. The album continues the series of live recordings by the trio of Hellborg, guitarist Shawn Lane and drummer Jeff Sipe.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz (favourable)[3]
All About Jazz (2) (favourable)[4]
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
American Reporter (favourable)[5]

Marked by individual technical virtuosity[6] and collective harmony of expression,[7] the album escorts the listener through a variety of styles, including rock and funk music,[8] in which "the key ingredient is listening to others"[4] "building on it, extending it, taking it someplace new before handing it back".[5] It is this multifaceted process of personal and collective musical communication that explains the title of Personae.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane.

No. Title Length
1. "Time Is the Enemy" 4:41
2. "Rag B/B" 20:10
3. "Personae" 7:20
4. "Heretics" 11:25
5. "Hell Is Other People" 8:01
6. "Rice with the Angels" 5:21
Total length: 56:58



  1. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. "Personae - Jonas Hellborg". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  2. ^ a b "Personae". Bardo Records. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  3. ^ Bailey, Michael C. (2002-04-12). "Hellborg / Lane / Sipe: Personae (2002)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  4. ^ a b Santella, Jim (2002-04-12). "Jonas Hellborg, Shawn Lane and Jeff Sipe: Personae (2001)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  5. ^ a b Trageser, Jim (2002-06-24). "Tackling the serious jam". American Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  6. ^ Milkowski, Bill (July/August 2002). "Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Jeff Sipe Personae". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  7. ^ Prosser, Lee. "Personae by Hellborg & Lane & Sipe". Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  8. ^ Hurst, Craig W. "Personae by Helborg / Lane / Sipe". Retrieved 2014-04-17.

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