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The Wind Shakes the Trees (Vinyl)
by Helen Gillet: live loops, cello and vocals
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Every Wednesday night in November 2015
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Dusk in Wallonia
by Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra
This is a sequel album to Wazozo’s first 2009 album “Newton Circus.” Jon Gross (sousaphone), Doug Garrison (drums), Rex Gregory (clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone and melodica) and join original members Gregory Good (acoustic and electric guitar), Daron Douglas (violin), Luke Brechtlesbauer (harp, bagpipes), and Helen Gillet (cello, loop pedal, effects and voice) for an album of all French tunes from France, Belgium, Canada and Louisiana
by Helen Gillet
This SOLO album features Helen’s live cello looping and singing in both French and English, featuring mostly original tunes and four original arrangements of songs by Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Francis Cabrel and the Velvet Underground. The album also welcomes Kansas City tenor saxophonist and horn sculptor Mark Southerland on two tracks.
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COPENHAGEN JAZZ FEST JULY 9TH, 2011
Els Vandeweyer, vibraphone
Almut Kuehne, soprano
Kresten Osgood, drums
Helen Gillet, cello
Saturday also saw good avant-garde feature – both in the open and on LiteraturHaus in Nørrebro. Drummer Kresten Osgood is almost a walking jazz festival in itself, and of course, was also here, there and everywhere at this year’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Although I decided quite spontaneously to hear him at a concert Saturday afternoon at Lady Square along with the three for me unknown women, namely German Almut Kühne (picture top), Belgian Els Vandeweyer and American Helen Gillet. It would prove to be a good decision. Together, the quartet gave namely one of the festival’s best concerts. First and foremost driven by Kühne impressive vocal technique that drew on both classical singing, cabaret, jazz and avant-garde in an expressive blend. Up against these imaginative vocal lines wove herself a peculiar blend of cello, vibraphone and drums, of course, Osgood. How Osgood tend to steal the show for many of the concerts, he participates in, so it was here clearly the three women who signed the concert, while Osgood stayed in the background, where he delivered a strong rhythmic base for the experimental soundscape . Vandeweyer regaled vibraphone with a myriad of sound objects, including she played at a time with a sort of devils gloves with red claws, as she seemed to dance across the instrument while Gillet woven beautiful, scratchy and vulnerable cello notes into music. If Lady Square so in my case took rooms for the festival’s biggest disappointment right at the beginning, so put it thus also towards the end room to the most positive surprise.
Translated review from this online article
Helen Gillet’s VOODOO FEST BAND
HELEN GILLET, cello, loop pedal, effects, voice, piano
MIKE DILLON, drums and vibraphone
MARK SOUTHERLAND, tenor sax, hoseaphone, 8 track scratch double sax
LUKE BRECHTELSBAUER, harp and bagpipes
DARON DOUGLAS, violin
HELEN GILLET’S ‘OTHER’ INSTRUMENT BAND (inspired by Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat ‘other instrument’ category )
INSTRUMENTS FEATURED SO FAR HAVE BEEN VIBRAPHONE, BANJO, THERAMIN, PERCUSSION, CELLO, HOSEAPHONE AND WASHBOARD.
- 07/29/17 Judith Owen in Ann Arbor, MI at The Ark
- 07/30/17 Judith Owen in Evanston, IL at Space
- 07/31/17 Helen Gillet SOLO w/ LOOPS, CELLO and VOCALS in New Orleans at Bacchanal
- 08/02/17 Helen Gillet + Rick Trolsen in New Orleans, LA at Three Keys Room Ace Hotel
- 08/03/17 Helen Gillet + Annie Ellicott in New Orleans, LA at Sidebar
- 08/07/17 Helen Gillet SOLO w/ LOOPS, CELLO and VOCALS in New Orleans at Bacchanal
- 08/15/17 Helen Gillet & Friends in Mission Woods, KS at 1900 Building