John Anthony Helliwell Interview:
The Maestro of Music
Conducted by Anthony Servante
1. "For unto us a child is born" from Handel's Messiah - the first music I remember - my parents would sing it (and various other pieces from Messiah) around the house when I was about three.
2. "Petite Fleur" by Sidney Bechet, played by Monty Sunshine with The Chris Barber Jazz Band
3. "Autumn Leaves" by Joseph Kosma, played by Cannonball Adderley from his LP "Somethin' Else" featuring Miles Davis.
4. "Tenor Madness" played by Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane from the LP "Tenor Madness"
5. "The Goldberg Variations" by J S Bach played by Glen Gould. There is one aria , thirty variations, and a reprise of the aria. I would choose the aria if I can only have one of them!
6. "A remark you made" by Wayne Shorter from The album "Heavy Weather" by Weather Report
7. "You've got a friend" by Carole King, sung by Donny Hathaway, from his album "Live"
8. "A case of you" by Joni Mitchell from "Both sides now" with the London Symphony Orchestra - arrangements by Vince Mendoza
9. "En La Orilla Del Mundo" by Charlie Haden, from his CD "Nocturne"
Best wishes, John.
BONUS VIDEO of John Heliwell with Helliwell-Derix Quintet in Beauforthuis, Austerlitz. Thanks to Egbert Derix for the footage.
Thank you, John, for being with us today and for sharing this great selection of Classical and Jazz, and everything in between. This song list has to be one of the most musically subtle we have had on the blog; it shows not only the spirit of a great overall sound and theme but also the soul of John Helliwell, the Maestro of Music. Visit John Helliwell at his website to learn more about John and Crème Anglaise.
Thank you, readers and music lovers, for joining us today as well. Till next we meet on the road to musical discovery and enlightenment, this is your host, the Servante of Darkness, bidding you adieu.