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David Helbock
Austrian Syndicate

VÖ: 25.08.2023

Genre: Vinyl, Jazz

Vinyl

€27.00*

ACTLP 9974-1, 614427997418
David Helbock / rhodes, synthesizers & effects
Peter Madsen / piano
Raphael Preuschl / bass & bass ukulele
Herbert Pirker / drums
Claudio Spieler / percussion

Guests:
Alex Acuña / percussion
Lakecia Benjamin / saxophone
Maria João / voice
Fred Wesley / trombone
Dhafer Youssef / voice

Produced by David Helbock

Recorded by Werner Angerer at Wavegarden Studios,
Mitterretzbach, Austria, February 26 & 27, 2023
Mixed by Werner Angerer in Vienna, April 2023
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann in Berlin, May 2023 
Austrian Syndicate…the phrase immediately brings to mind the best-known and most influential of all Austrians in jazz, Joe Zawinul. And yet David Helbock’s project is much more than just a homage to his compatriot. It is a return to the roots of fusion jazz and how things developed from then on. It is also a new direction stylistically for Helbock, who has harnessed a panoply of inspiration with a refreshing openness to new sounds from far and wide. As Helbock himself puts it: "This is close to my heart." This Austrian supergroup is also a place where Helbock’s stellar international guests shine brightly: Maria João, Fred Wesley, Dhafer Youssef, Alex Acuña and Lakecia Benjamin.
David Helbock
The 32-year-old Austrian jazz pianist David Helbock belongs to the generation of young jazz musicians who break the boundaries of their profession, who radically change the musical understanding of old and new, of composition and improvisation, of style and personality and go their own way.
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