Jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet graced the KAOS studio during my July 12, 2018 show. She also performs this evening in my backyard. Go ahead and get the radio show started which begins with Jon Cleary’s new song “Big Greasy.”
Helen is a total pro. Despite feeling under the weather, she braved I-5 traffic and arrived exactly when she said she would. She set up quickly with the help of our talented KAOS Music Department and as a result, we got to spend over an hour together on the air talking about her music, New Orleans and she performed one of my favoriteH’s (“Atchafalaya”).
She also talked a bit about her experience learning the cello in Singapore and the difficulties with how to categorize her music which is so difficult to define yet so pleasing to listen to.
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Here is just the interview and music of Helen Gillet: