The Piano Choir Handscapes 2 180g LP

The Piano Choir

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Limited Edition 180g High Quality Vinyl LP!
Re-Mastering by Cicely Baston at Air Mastering!

Handscapes 2 is a live album by The Piano Choir featuring Nat Jones, Stanley Cowell, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern and Sonelius Smith, recorded in 1974.

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 (with electric piano, organ, harpsichord, a few tambourines for spice) 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."

-Michael G. Nastos, AllMusic


  • Limited Edition
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Strata-East 50th Anniversary
  • Recorded August/December 1974 at Minot Sound
  • Remastering by Cicely Baston at Air Mastering, London
  • Standard Sleeve
  • Import


The Piano Choir:

Ron Burton
Stanley Cowell
Nat Jones
Hugh Lawson
Webster Lewis
Harold Mabern
Sonelius Smith


John Lewis
Jimmy Hopps


Side 1:

  1. Ballad for the Beast from Bali-Bali
  2. The Need to Smile
  3. Barbara Ann

Side 2:

  1. In What Direction Are You Headed
  2. Prayer for Peace

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