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by Rene Van Helsdingen

Rare piano recordings showcasing an original approach on improvisation by a young pianist at the beginning of his jazz career
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lost Piano
6:11 $0.99
2. Stoned Piano
7:22 $0.99
3. Japanese Blues (feat. Frank Morgan)
6:35 $0.99
4. Um Papa
9:10 $0.99
5. Slowdownimsky
6:45 $0.99
6. Some Real Nice Smoke
6:46 $0.99
7. Coltrane Poetry (feat. Frank Morgan)
6:01 $0.99
8. Drunk Piano
8:07 $0.99
9. Collection Blues
5:13 $0.99
10. The Summer Knows (feat. Frank Morgan)
7:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
Liner notes: I played when I was in love, sad, wasted, angry, happy, romantic, in search of something and not able to foresee the future. Being an artist is just an experiment and an endless school in which I will stay childish forever.

Piano: Rene van Helsdingen
Saxophone: Frank Morgan
Japanese Poetry: Osuko

1) Lost piano (R. van Helsdingen) 06.10 min
2) Stoned piano (R. van Helsdingen)
3) Japanese blues (R. van Helsdingen, Frank Morgan)
4) Um papa (R. van Helsdingen)
5) Slowdownimsky (R. van Helsdingen)
6) Some real nice smoke (R. van Helsdingen)
7) Coltrane poetry (R. van Helsdingen, F. Morgan)
8) Drunk piano (R. van Helsdingen)
9) Collection blues (R. van Helsdingen)
10) The summer knows (Michel Legrand)

Tracks 1, 5 and 8 performed by Rene van Helsdingen, recorded in May 1979 at the Media-Art Studios in Hormosa Beach , Los Angeles. Recording engineers: David, Ralph, Spot, Mike. Mixed at the Soundpush Studio, Blaricum, Holland by Frans Mijts and Jan Schuurman. All tracks were digitized and remixed at the Farmsound studio, Heelsum, The Netherlands. Track 2 performed by Rene van Helsdingen. privately recorded on a Nakamichi cassette deck at 6216 Fountain Ave, Hollywood California, in 1979. Track 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 were recorded on cassette in March 1980 at Jack Duganne’ s workshop, 2651 Main street, Santa Monica Ca 90405, USA. Track 3, 7 and 10 feature Frank Morgan who was hosting the performance at the workshop. Music and Art Jamboree (artist collective). Track 3 and 7 also featured a Japanese Poet: Mrs Tosuko. Track 3 Japanese blues, fragmented translation: 1 Ulysses, no face, Birth, Ocean, Music, Dance, America, Philosophy, Ghost, Mermaid, Suffering, the Man with no face and no name, Sounsd from a desolate country etc. Track 7 Coltrane Poetry, fragmented translation: Dedicated to John Coltrane, Fierce in living, He entered a space in Heaven, Create a space on earth with no sound, Short-limited endless journey, Thoughts are eyes and wind, Thoughts are hot and dark, Sitting alone on a Summer afternoon.

production: © 1980 Helsdingen Music. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The front cover drawing by Peter Gentur, Indonesian Artist.
All songs composed by Rene van Helsdingen except: Track 3 and 7 by Rene van Helsdingen and Frank Morgan, track 10 by Michel Legrand.



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