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Efterglow + Heavy Beauty + Momentum

EFG London Jazz Festival FreeStage

Momentum standing in a very bright room with lots of toppled book cases

A triple-bill on the EFG London Jazz Festival FreeStage, highlighting the versatility of music currently emanating from Estonia.

Starting the day (2pm) is Efterglow aka guitarist Erki Pärnoja - through impressionistic riffs and shimmering reverb he creates a mellow, yet rough-hewn soundtrack to an imaginary movie – a highlight of this year’s Tallinn Music Week.

Next up (3pm) are Heavy Beauty who combine Baltic improv with Metal. Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooäär and Lithuanian bass saxophonist Liudas Mockunas move from sensuous beauty to raw noise, driven by the sheer bass and drum power of Estonia’s premier rock rhythm team.

Finally (4.30pm) Momentum will take to the stage. Bassist Peedu Kaas’s ‘intricately-woven remake of the piano trio format’ (Downbeat) made a real impact at their Vortex show last year – positive proof of the quality of music emanating from the Estonian scene presently


a great photo of kamasi washington playing jazz

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