Rich Harrold (piano), Ant Law (guitar), and Rich Kass (drums), are Trio HLK. Synthesising the disparate worlds of contemporary jazz and classical genres, the ensemble has developed a unique and profoundly compelling new language to address improvisation within intriguing rhythmic landscapes while crafting spellbinding compositions that transcend the cyclical paths of traditional jazz. “Urgent, elegant, dizzying, serene... and maybe unlike anything you’ve heard before.”-London Jazz News
In 2016 they recorded their first album, Standard Time, which acutely deconstructs and reassembles a number of standards from the traditional jazz canon, and features spectral jazz pioneer Steve Lehman on Alto Saxophone and global percussion phenomenon Dame Evelyn Glennie on vibraphone and marimba. The album received a number of high-profile accolades, including a pick for Gramophone Magazine's “Critics' Choice: the Best Recordings of 2018”, Bandcamp's “The Best Jazz of 2018”, and Jazzwise Magazine's “The Shape of Jazz to Come”.