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Water: All of It

by Rene Van Helsdingen

Arranged, improvised and free jazz music for piano and piano trio. Modern jazz music with a classical atmosphere, performed by pianist Rene van Helsdingen, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and drummer Marcello Pellitteri.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Water (Introduction)
2:41 $0.99
2. Water (feat. Marcello Pellitteri)
12:12 $0.99
3. Good Morning (Introduction)
5:33 $0.99
4. Good Morning (feat. Essiet Okon Essiet)
8:26 $0.99
5. The Owl (Introduction)
4:14 $0.99
6. The Owl
5:21 $0.99
7. Little Girl (Vox)
7:10 $0.99
8. Little Girl (feat. Essiet Okon Essiet)
8:37 $0.99
9. Display
6:38 $0.99
10. The Owl Dances
8:25 $0.99
11. Sketch 1
5:57 $0.99
12. Sketch 2
7:19 $0.99
13. One Moment
1:57 $0.99
14. Sketch 3
7:48 $0.99
15. Sketch 4 (feat. Marcello Pellitteri)
5:08 $0.99
16. Free for 1 Hand
6:37 $0.99
17. The Train
5:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
Arranged, improvised and free music for piano and piano trio
The complete recordings of the mp3trio - no names - no bios - no profiles- just a band - a treeo where roots and minds intertwine.
Romantic contemporary jazz for piano. Musical stories about water, the river, the dancing owl and the little girl.
The power of improvisation, performed, recorded, captured and visualized by artists and engineers with established reputations.

Rene van Helsdingen: piano
Essiet Okon Essiet: bass
Marcello Pellitteri: drums

Over the years pianist René has recorded and produced for many different labels, such as Virgin, Timeless, WEA, Dureco, Zebra Acoustic, Pacific Music, Turning Point records, Munich Records, demajors Independent Music Industry Jakarta and his own labels: Relukreul records, and Helsdingen Music, The Netherlands.
His piano work is articulate, engaging and always encourages good side men. René writes most of his repertoire.
“A rewarding pianist who can play comfortably in the groove, or create more impressionistic patterns, or quiet, subtle musings. Perhaps the most notable quality of his solos is brevity. René allows himself a few extended workouts and avoids the trap of repeating himself or overstating his case”,The Age” Melbourne, 23 Dec. 1996
René van Helsdingen has always been engaged intensively and continuously in composing, performing and recording of music on sound recording media.
He has a copyright arrangement with BUMA STEMRA Netherlands.

These 17 songs (tracks) were recorded at the Bennett Studios
April 24-25-26 , 2010
1 depot Square, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA
recording engineers: Johnnie Truesdale, Travis Stefl and Dae Bennett
Mixed and mastered at the Farmsound Studio, Kabeljauw 8, 6866NE Heelsum
The Netherlands. Sound engineer: Wil Hesen

cover photography: Christophe Agou
(using Agfa b&w expired film and rangefinder cameras)

track 1 and 2: "l'Eau" (water) , the sound and life of water.
I live in an old house by the river close to a waterfall. When it rains the fields are flooding and the water touches the houses. At night when I sleep I have my windows open and outside I can hear the music of water, with and without dynamics, powerful and almost silent.

track 10: "La civetta balla/ the owl dances"
One night an owl was standing in the middle of the road and I had to stop the car. The owl performed a short magical dance and disappeared. Since that night I think a lot about the owl ... many things have changed in my life.

track 3 and 4: "Buona mattina/ good morning"
"Good morning world, it is time to wake up. I'm already awake .... but I like staying in bed a little longer to remember my dreams. Every morning, nature performes. It is always a beautiful morning sunrise. Good morning heavenly dawn. I love watching you.

track 7 and 8: "Petite fille - vox" (little girl)
In her own sweet way she is a little girl, a woman of the world and a source of strength and energy. It's about the incredible beauty of a person. I love you.

track 5 and 6: "La civetta"
I know you as a bird of the night and you know many things. You probably can predict life ... "

track 16: "Free for 1 hand"
I want to run my hand
along the poetry of your landscape
discover with my eyes shut tight
its cliffs
in the blood of your lips
the poem inside you
rocks dances sings
follows your lead
your every breath
your every move
your sleepless nights
cling to me in tatters
and I hunger for your fire
in the ashes of your silence.
( Michél A. Thérien
from his book: Poems - The wilderness within
Poèmes - Corps sauvage)

track 11,12,14 and 15: "Sketches 1 to 4"
You let yourself go sometimes. Just starting without a specific plan and idea. Anything goes in the labyrinth of improvisation. Then suddenly you reach a platform of clarity. Do not stay there too long as you have to get back to that thoughtless beginning.

track 13: "Un attimo/ one moment"
A tiny moment of noise, sadness, confusion, silence, happiness, awareness ... and thanks. "

track 17: Il Treno (the train). The sound of a train



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