European jazz-piano band HELY comprising of Lucca Fries on the piano and Jonas Ruther on the drums will be in India this November.
23 Nov 2016, The Piano Man Jazz Club, DELHI
25 Nov 2016, Shisha Café Jazz Festival, PUNE
26 Nov 2016, Goa International Jazz Live Festival 2016
27 Nov 2016, The Jazz Fest, KOLKATA
Entry as per festival and venue rules.
For timings please visit www.prohelvetia.in closer to the date.
About HELY – Jangal
HELY is a powerful duo from Switzerland, with Lucca Fries on the piano and Jonas Ruther on the drums. HELY stand out musically and formally in the landscape of European jazz-piano bands. What makes the artful interaction of the young duo from Zurich so unique is – amongst other aspects – the profound understanding of the respective counterpart. So it is a more than intuitive closeness that is reflected in HELY’s compositions. It manifests itself in the tight interlocking of the instruments, in a multifaceted sound and the infectious rhythmic flow. Meandering lines let classical minimalism flash up on the horizon. Dynamically swelling figures and acuminating staccatos arouse an almost trance-like atmosphere. With somnambulistic certainty, piano and drums move between clarity and complexity, between interesting harmonies and timbres. Open structures intensify slowly, but inexorably; a direct, but never overly flaunting energy inevitably draws the listener into HELY’s oscillating universe. The concentration on piano and drums offers a tremendous potential for surprises, which the two young Swiss musicians fathom precisely and joyfully.
The album title Jangal means “thicket” in Farsi and was taken from the piece of the same name. “Our working title for this composition was ‘Jungle’, because it sounds like a huge anthill and snakes,” the duo explains. All in all, it is not seldom, that HELY’s music sounds like a jungle whose dense diversity inescapably fascinates and at a second glance reveals exciting details.
A Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council presentation in collaboration with Gatecrash.