jazz piano trio

LIJF presents David Helbock´s Random/Control

Thursday, 21 February 2019 Time: 7.30pm


David Helbock - Piano, Inside Piano, Electronics, Percussion

Johannes Bär - Trumpet, Piccolo trumpet, Tuba, Beatbox, Didgeridoo, Electronics, Percussion

Andreas Broger – Soprano sax, Tenor sax, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Flute, Percussion


Over the years, Random/Control has developed a very distinct band sound and approach, adopting projects that transform different musical material to their very idiosyncratic instrumentation. For instance, the group began its life with interpretations of Austrian folk music and performances of Helbock’s original compositions. More recently, the trio’s repertoire derives inspiration from the music of Helbock’s favourite jazz piano players, with arrangements of some of their most famous tunes. New, exciting versions of Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock or Bolivia by Cedar Walton have emerged, but also soft, atmospheric pieces like Keith Jarrett´s My Song shine like new.


“…music that thrills the body and the mind..." – Roland Spiegel, Bavarian Radio

“David Helbock is a musician to watch. [...] An impeccable pianist with a clear, crisp touch.” - Jazzwise (GB)

“Accomplished, melodic playing” - The London Times (GB)

“A trio with real character and originality.” - The Jazz Breakfast (GB)



This concert will feature a supporting set by Jazz North Introduces artists, Slow Loris. 
Sam Lowther -guitar
Sam Evans - guitar
Chris Sellers - bass
Theo Goss - drums
A Slow Loris is a small nocturnal mammal with a toxic bite. A rare trait among mammals and unique to the lorisidae primates. With a love of hip-hop, jazz, electronic music and metal, this Leeds-based band builds up layers of riffs and effects to create fresh, rocky and forceful sound that both embraces and contests the two-guitar format.

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