The Piano Choir ‎– Handscapes

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Strata-East ‎– SES-19730
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
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A1 Jaboobie's March
Written-By – Hugh Lawson
13:40
A2 Straight No Chaser
Written-By – Thelonius Monk*
6:00
A3 Precious Lord
Written-By – Thomas A. Dorsey
4:50
B1 Sanctum Saintorium
Written-By – Sonelius Smith
13:40
B2 Nation Time
Written-By – Webster Lewis
5:40
B3 Effi
Written-By – Stanley Cowell
6:50
C1 Man Extensions
Written-By – Danny Mixon
31:25
D1 The Almoravids
Written-By – Joseph Chambers
15:40
D2 Killers
Written-By – Stanley Cowell
7:30

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Notes

Choir: Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Percussion, African Piano, and Harpsichord.

Order of entrances on track A2: Webster Lewis, Stanley Cowell, Danny Mixon, Nat Jones, Sonelius Smith, Harold Mabern, Hugh Lawson.
Solo order on track C1: Stanley Cowell, Hugh Lawson, Harold Mabern, Webster Lewis, Sonelius Smith, Nat Jones, Danny Mixon.

All tracks recorded October 28, 1972, except track A3 which was recorded June 18, 1972.

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SES-19730 The Piano Choir Handscapes(2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat) Strata-East SES-19730 US 1973 Sell This Version
PA-6051-52 The Piano Choir Handscapes(2xLP, Album, Gat) Strata-East PA-6051-52 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
PCCD-9301 The Piano Choir Handscapes(CD, Album) Piano Choir PCCD-9301 US 1993 Sell This Version

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

April 25, 2019
Watch out Charles Tolilver/Music Inc did versions of Effi -"Live in Tokyo" and also on Max Roach's "Members don't get weary" were talking some serious music here.
ruderoy123

ruderoy123

April 25, 2019
edited 9 months ago
I hear you Wattsiswhat and Keagile are saying, years ago i would go to the record fairs and just ask for "any Strata East"? from the record sellers/dealers and they would have a strange look on their faces and say "NO".
They just did not get it because i was the only person that had seemed to interested in the label.
I think the Soul Jazz Record / Sounds of the universe increased there popularity with their compilation! "Soul Jazz love Strata East" WOW this label is simply AMAZING.
keagile

keagile

April 21, 2016
Simply one of the best jazz albums ever, highly sought after material!
wattsiswhat

wattsiswhat

March 21, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
What? What is this? It sounds incredible! It's not as much like music from other lands as it is from other worlds. No matter what, the notes are played in ways so rich in texture and creativity that they're certainly from other times. Ones that derive back from days when music was an artform constantly expanding its hemispheres. Somewhere along the way the essence of it all got corrupted by a corporate system that extinguished such a flare and led to too much becoming forgotten. This album is a buried treasure. The only bad part for me is that I borrowed it! I need my own!