Trio HLK is the union of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities. At the centre sits drum and percussion virtuoso Richard Kass. Guitarist Ant Law plays a bespoke extended range electric guitar with 8 strings and a variety of effects, creating ambience and sonorities. At the helm sits classical pianist and composition mastermind Richard Harrold. A belief in the high art of improvisation and intrigue with the infinite art and science of rhythm is what brings H, L and K together. Together they address ambitious improvisational frameworks which often resemble contemporary classical music more than jazz. Their music features dense, complex rhythms and textures, and virtuosic improvisation. Trio HLK's music sounds genuinely fresh, and genuinely new.
“One of the grooviest, hippest young bands in the city…rhythmically and melodically a great combination of subtlety and strength" -Kevin Le Gendre
“A rocking, urgent musical kaleidoscope. Their compositions are highly evolved … they're at the top of the class when it comes to stringent application of a demanding but rewarding style." -Rob Adams, Herald Scotland