Anke Helfrich - Stormproof (2009)
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Contemporary Jazz | Country: Germany | Label: Enja Records – ENJ-9528-2
Born in Germany and raised (among other places) in Windhoek (Namibia), piano player Anke Helfrich was bound for an international career. After jazz studies in Hilversum (Netherlands) and New York, she has performed in many countries such as Turkey, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, the United States, Lithuania, Malaysia and Switzerland. Inspired by jazz greats like Thelonious Monk, Les McCann or Herbie Hancock (and sometimes even called "the blond Monk"), Anke Helfrich makes good use of the groovy and powerful tradition of Afro-American jazz piano while developing her personal ideas and style. "When Anke Helfrich lays her hands on the keys", German Jazz Podium wrote, "the jazz fan knows what to expect: a tremendously swinging music with contemporary ingredients. Jazz that is pure fun."