Camille Bertault and David Helbock are two of the most jaw- droppingly talented members of the cohort of European jazz musicians currently in their mid-Thirties. Their journeys in improvised music are always adventurous, playful and exciting.
She is the rising star of French vocal jazz. He, Austrian-born, is one of the most fascinating pianists on the scene. Their personalities appear to be polar opposites, yet Bertault’s livewire humour and Helbock’s calm self-assuredness only appear different on the surface. When it comes to the musical choices they make, they are emphatically on the same page. Each is astonishingly versatile, with an innate sense of dramaturgy. This voice / piano duo reaches unbelievable levels of inventiveness here on ‘Playground’.