David Helbock´s Random/Control
David Helbock - p, elec, perc
Johannes Bär - trp, flgh, sousaph, tub, alph, beatbox, didg, elec, perc
Andreas Broger - sax, cl, basscl, fl, perc
Die CD "Tour d´Horizon" will be released end of May 2018 on ACT Music
"David Helbock is a musician to watch. [...] An impeccable pianist with a clear, crisp touch"
More than 20 instruments on stage, but just three musicians: David Helbock, Outstanding Artist Award Winner in Austria, mainly plays on instruments with keys. Johannes Bär does all the brass, from trumpet to bassflügelhorn and tuba and Andreas Broger plays wind-instruments like saxophones, clarinets and flutes.
For their new program, which will be released as a CD on the renowned Label ACT Music, David Helbock got inspired by his favorite jazzpianoplayers and arranged their most famous tunes for this special line-up. So new, exciting versions of Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock or Bolivia by Cedar Walton emerged - but also soft, atmospheric pieces like Keith Jarrett´s My Song shine like new.
Over the years „Random/Control“ has developed a really distinct bandsound. Always different raw material - Austrian folkmusic, original compositions (in 2009 David Helbock had a big compositional project, where he wrote one piece every day for a whole year) and now these „Pianoplayer´s Hits", the band always sounds like „Random/Control“ - a ride on the rollercoaster for the ear and the eye.
Or like Roland Spiegel from the bavarian radio wrote already years ago:
"I think this musician with his „pianocap“ is one of the most exciting players of the young european jazz scene. The listener experiences something new when David Helbock plays. And it ́s never „top-heavy“ music – it ́s music that thrills the body and the mind"
Roland Spiegel - BR
Die CD "Tour d´Horizon" will be released End of May 2018 on ACT Music
Die CD "Think of Two" was released on Traumton Berlin in 2014
David Helbock Trio
David Helbock - Piano
Raphael Preuschl - Bassukulele
Reinhold Schmölzer - Drums
“Exciting and full of surprises and delights.” - Les Inrocks (FR)
The CD "Into The Mystic" was release in August 2016 on ACT Music
The CD "Aural Colors" was released in January 2015 on Traumton Berlin
“Accomplished, melodic playing” - The London Times (GB)
David Helbock Solopiano
David Helbock - Piano
The CD "Emotions" was released in 2003 on Gramola Vienna
The CD "Time" was released in 2007 on YVP Music Ulm
The CD "Purple" was released in 2012 on Traumton Berlin
"...David Helbock proofs again that he has no sort of touch fears. His wide view and his technical, especially his rhythmically sovereignty let us expect a lot for the future..."
Andreas Felber - Standard
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Collective of Improvising Artists (CIA)
CD "Thousand Miles Journey" on Boomslang in 2010