Handscapes 2

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Handscapes 2
Handscapes 2 - album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Piano Choir
Released 1975
Recorded August - December 1974 at Minot Studios, White Plains, N.Y.
Genre Jazz
Label Strata-East SES-19750
Producer The Piano Choir
Stanley Cowell chronology
Musa: Ancestral Streams
(1974)Musa: Ancestral Streams1974
Handscapes 2
The Piano Choir chronology
(1973) Handscapes1973
Handscapes 2
(1975) Handscapes 21975
Handscapes 95
(1995) Handscapes 951995

Handscapes 2 is an album by The Piano Choir featuring Ron Burton, Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern, and Sonelius Smith recorded in 1974 and first released on the Strata-East label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

In his review for AllMusic, Michael G. Nastos simply states "more of the same".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Ballad for the Beast from Bali-Bali" (Hugh Lawson) - 7:04
  2. "The Need to Smile" (Sonelius Smith) - 6:24
  3. "Barbara Ann" (Webster Lewis) - 4:47

Side B:

  1. "In What Direction Are You Headed" (Harold Mabern) - 6:30
  2. "Prayer for Peace" (Stanley Cowell) - 8:45



  1. ^ Stanley Cowell discography accessed January 20, 2015
  2. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G.. Handscapes 2 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 20, 2015.