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Crossword

by Helen Slater

Soulful, melodic jazz CD that tells stories of love, longing and the Amazon. Reminiscent of the great 70's songstress' , Joni Mitchell, Ricki Lee Jones, Carole King and Carly Simon.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Seven Wonders/Stone Porch
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2. Any Day Now
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3. Crossword
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4. Anymore
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5. Below The Line
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6. Mel's Diner (Too Soon)
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7. Swizzle
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8. 1,000 Men
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9. Amazon
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10. I Wouldn't Mind
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11. New York in June
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12. Cranberries
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It is hard to describe the feeling of playing music live with great musicians. "Ecstatic" comes to mind also "pure joy". In so many ways I have been a closeted musician. After graduating high school I really did put songwriting on the back burner while I made movies. Then on it's own, the drive to write kept rearing it's head. First in sporadic, fits and starts, then in a slightly more cohesive manner (I wrote a musical based on The Ugly Duckling). Ultimately, I was led to a class at UCLA that officially turned the light on. Making this record in Nashville was an inspiring experience in that I was surrounded by the most crazy, talented musicians, and a producer,(Phil Swann), who had the insight to record it live. This allowed such spontaneity and spirit and for all of us in the room to feel that we were part of a living breathing experience. There weren't hours spent on compressing a drum sound, or days spent re-mixing a song. I do think some day I might like to work a little more slowly (We recorded the whole thing in a day, mixed and mastered in a week!!) but being on a budget allowed for a lot of grace and magic to happen. The songs are reminiscent of a bygone era. Inspired by tin-pan alley and a whole lot of 13 chords!! I hope you enjoy CROSSWORD as much as I enjoyed making it.
Peace,
Helen


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Quenyar

Sit back and come along for the ride
Like welcoming a good friend back after they've been gone too long, this music warms and delights. The whimsy of the artist fills this second work and leaves one waiting breathless for the third.

Antonio Navarro Ros

author: Antonio (Spain)
Good and beautiful music. Helen's music rocks me. Great composer and interpretation. She must be a good person if there are so beauty inside her.

Steven.Soones@ukonline.co.uk

Surprisingly Good
When I saw that Helen Slater had released a CD my first impression was; “I didn't even know she could sing”. I along with many others only know her from the movies which she has appeared in. I however, decided to take a chance and see if she is as talented at singing as she is at acting. Well after hearing the CD in my opinion…... It was Fantastic.


A very nice way to rewind after a hard day at the office. Great songs beautifully sung. You are truly talented.

Will certainly look out for the next one. It’s a pity you haven’t come to the UK to perform....... (one day!!!!)

Larry Russo

Talented, Beautiful and Intelligent
Helen's voice matches her amazing beauty - I am glad I found her music here. Looking forward to more.

Frank Esser


As most other people I know Helen from starring in Supergirl (and other films) but I was really pleased to find out some years ago that she is also a gifted singer and song writer. She has starred in some TV movie that featured an original song of hers which I liked so I purchased her albums and am really pleased with the result. I think it's alright to compare her music with the Carole King singer-songwriter style (as well as others) and especially nowadays it's good to know there are still people who work in that style. Maybe there could be some Christmas CD with original songs in the future? I think that would really suit her. All the best for the future and keep up the good work!

Todd Sherry

DELICIOUS...EVERY NOTE...DELICIOUS!
I love this CD. It brings great joy to my heart. Helen Slater's voice is so pure and divine and her songs are smart, fun, full of love, and joyous. I can't recommend it enough.

Fred Suffet

Wonderful album, a sheer delight.
Lovely songs, beautifully sung; excellent arrangements and first-rate recordinbg quality. All in all, a real treat--and a long way past being a present-day version of 70s folk-rock. One song, 'New York in June,' goes sraight onto the top shelf of great, hip NY songs, and on it Ms. Slater shows that she is also a fine jazz vocalist.

Fred Suffet

Wonderful album, a sheer delight.
Lovely songs, beautifully sung; excellent arrangements and first-rate recording quality. All in all, a real treat--and a long way past being a present-day version of 70s folk-rock. One song, 'New York in June,' goes sraight onto the top shelf of great, hip NY songs, and on it Ms. Slater shows that she is also a fine jazz vocalist.

jeff skovran

Very Nice
I was at the Fx comic book show in orlando.I got this for a copy to have her to sign for me,but her voice is incredible. This compliments and completes all her talents wonderfully.I am going to buy her first album and cant wait to listen to it. She went from a early heart throb in my younger years to a wonderfully, beautiful and attractive woman with a beautiful voice.
thanks for the picture.
Just a fan.

jorge calife

Close your eyes and enjoy
Helen Slater is back with a new collection of her beautiful songs, this time in a more standard, jazz oriented style. Like the first album, One of these days, Crossword can be enjoyed in different levels. There is the songs, the music, the singing. Helen's voice sounds like an angel, heavenly. The music catches you and the word invite us to dream. She write her songs painting pictures with words, fishing deep in her psyche for feelings and colourful imagery. So close your eyes and embark in this musical adventure with stops at Paris, New York(in June) and the Amazon. Lovely!
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