Helle Hesdorf

(born in 1959, in Denmark), composer. She was co-leader with Otto Sidenius of an eleven piece band Avantgarde Party in the years 1984-1993. The band released three albums: Avantgarde Party 1988 (Stunt stulp 8805); Into The Blue 1989 (Stunt Stucd18906); Live In Tivoli 1992 (Olufsen records DOCD 5176). Then she formed Danish - Norwegian band Edda in 1992. The band toured in Denmark in the years 1993-95 and among its members were pianist Maria Kannegård, trumpeters Arve Henriksen and Nils-Petter Molvær, drummer Helge Andreas Norbakken.
Selected recordings: her first solo album Tellus, 2002, (Cope records Copecd 027), the second is The Path, 2005 (Stunt ssrc 0420); both albums with Otto Sidenius keyboards, Klavs Hovman bass, Marilyn Mazur drums and percussion, Helle Hesdorf tenor/sop saxophone.

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