David Helbock – Piano, Raphael Preuschl – Bassukulele/Bass, Reinhold Schmölzer – Drums
Showcase @ Jazzahead 2017 playing Songs of their recent CD «Into the Mystic» released on ACT Music in Fall 2016
1. The Soul (0.00)
2. The World needs more Heros (6:05)
3. Adventure (9:20)
4. Eros (14:10)
5. Mother Earth (20:42)
All Compositions by David Helbock
After many enthusiastic and international reviews for his CDs and hundreds of concerts around the globe on all continents – the young austrian pianist David Helbock moves already successfully on international stages.
The current trio of the pianist, who was awarded austrian „Outstanding Artist Award“ shows unconventional and humorous facets:
Raphael Preuschl is not plucking a double bass, but a bass ukulele. Herbert Pirker plays his drums accordingly dynamical, sometimes almost eruptive. In lyrical passages highly sensitive, in fast moments with pronounced energy and heavy beats.
The new program, which will be presented today and will be released in the fall as a CD on one of the most renowned Jazzlabels – ACT Music – dives into a mystic world.
David Helbock was inspired to write compositions by stories of different cultures and their mythology. In this way some very driving pieces, along with the spirit of our time but also many quiet, mystical moments, emerged.
Bio of mine:
“David Helbock is a musician to watch. […] An impeccable pianist with a clear, crisp touch.”
– Jazzwise (GB)
“Accomplished, melodic playing and a leavening sense of absurdity.”
– The London Times (GB)
“A trio with real character and originality.”
– The Jazz Breakfast (GB)
“A breach of conventions and listening habits in an extremely intelligent and creative way and with superior playing skills.”
– Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE)
– Jazz thing (DE)
„The poetic side of jazz“
– Der Standard (AT)
“Exciting and full of surprises and delights.”
– Les Inrocks (FR)
“David Helbock takes us to the heart of his own dreams with his intimate music full of multiple inspirations.”
– Radio France (FR)
“It has become a bit quiet around jazz from Austria. It’s certain that pianist David Helbock can do something about that.”
– Tor de Jazz (NO)
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