DAVID HELBOCK is clearly a guy who is difficult to pigeonhole, his Random Control Trio project, for example, often involving a complex array of instruments on stage to present his own music and almost comedic reinterpretations at the edge of unpredictability.
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Released on 26 March 2021 and available in CD and vinyl formats at ACT Music.
David Helbock piano
Sebastian Studnitzky trumpet
Arne Jansen guitar
Cover art: Violet Blue Monk – Ugo Rondinone, painted cast bronze, 2020
ACT Music – 9927-2 (2021)
Originally formed by pianist and composer Michael Garrick MBE, who sadly passed away in 2011, The MJQ Celebration had been delighting sell-out UK audiences with their fresh interpretations of the pioneering 1950s/60s sounds of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Determined to continue the success of the project, and in Michael’s memory, the friends are now touring again as a new line-up, launching this engaging debut release.
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Jim Hart vibraphone
Barry Green piano
Matt Ridley double bass
Steve Brown drums
Dave O’Higgins tenor saxophone
Kings Gambit Records (KGR001) – 2014