Live and Local

Cellist Helen Gillet with Bassist James Singleton in Urbana


Cellist, singer and composer Helen Gillet (zhi-lay, in the French way) has forged a path for the cello in improvised music in New Orleans since her arrival there in 2002. She has played with a wealth of marvelous musicians, among them the New Orleans jazz bassist James Singleton, of the long-lived band Astral Project. Together they'll play a show in Urbana Monday night, and I'll visit with Helen Gillet on the Monday edition of “Live and Local.”