David Helbock – Solopiano: Playing John Williams
With two rewards and the audience prize at the world biggest jazz-piano-solo competition of the jazz festival Montreux (CH), great reviews for his CDs, and tours all over the globe with his own projects, David Helbock already has a great international musical career.
The new program „Playing John Williams“ is his 4th solo piano album after the releases „Emotions“ (2003), „Time” (2007) und „Purple“ (2012). On this album, David Helbock plays with the music of John Williams, one of the most famous film music composers of all time, who wrote nearly all the music to Steven Spielberg´s blockbuster movies.
Film music from blockbusters like „Indiana Jones“, „Harry Potter“, „Jaws“, or „Schindler´s List“ are reduced to their essence and shine like new in unique, creative and jazzy solo piano arrangements.
„Best of all, of course, is the pianism of David Helbock. His is a magical and mysterious relationship with the keyboard…a masterclass in careful control of nuance and ineffable beauty.“
– Jazz da Gama (Canada)