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The Piano Choir

Handscapes Vol 2



LP Black $50
  • Re-mastering by: Cicely Baston at Air Mastering, London
  • Recorded August/December 1974 at Minot Sound
  • Produced by The Piano Choir
  • Pressed on 180g black vinyl


At the time of release Ebony reviewer Phyl Garland said "One needn’t be a “piano freak” to appreciate a truly new recording. First of all imagine seven gifted and talented pianists sitting down to seven grand pianos and proceeding to tear up these instruments – musically, that is. …the torrrent of sound springing from their 70 fingers is so powerful and majestic as to be unlike anything one has ever heard."

In his review for AllMusic, Michael G. Nastos simply states “Brilliant”

Personnel: Ron Burton,Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern, & Sonelius Smith variously on piano, electric piano, synthesizer

Percussion: Mtume, John Lewis & Jimmy Hopps

Mixing engineer: John Battiloro

Recording engineers: John Battiloro, Richard Adler*, Ron Carran

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Ballad For The Beast From Bali-Bali
  • 2 The Need To Smile
  • 3 Barbara Ann
  • 4 In What Direction Are You Headed
  • 5 Prayer For Peace