“Estonian bassist Peedu Kass’ Momentum ensemble serves as an exciting and intricately woven remake of the piano trio format” Josef Woodard, Downbeat
Peedu Kass Momentum is a bassist led piano-trio with a dashing “in-your-face” stage performance. Adventurous rhythms, sparkling virtuosity and sophisticated compositions are key elements in their performance. If you’re looking for a piano trio with a spark, then this is your choice! They were the first Estonian group to be chosen to perform at the world’s biggest jazz trade show Jazzahead! in Bremen. They’ve also performed in Canada, Australia, Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Hungary, Finland, Latvia and Estonia. Momentum won the Jazz ensemble of the year award at the annual Jazzkaar Jazz awards and were nominated for Jazz album of the year at the 2017 Estonian Music Awards.
Peedu Kass is a sought-after musician in the European jazz scene. His versatile musicanship has been heard around the world. Seamus Blake, Django Bates, Tony Allen, Marilyn Mazur, Tõnu Kaljuste, Hayden Powell are just a few artists he has worked with. The pianist of the group is the brilliant Kristjan Randalu, the ambassador of Estonian jazz in the western hemisphere. He performs regularly with jazz giants like Ben Monder, Ari Hoenig, Nguyen Le, Dhafer Youssef, David Liebman or Nils Petter Molvaer. Kristjan brings sparkling virtuosity and rhythmic intensity to the group. Drummer Toomas Rull is the keystone of Estonian jazz drumming. A sensitive listener and a prolific songwriter, who knows how to richen any group’s sound. His extensive sideman career has taken him to recordings of more than 100 albums.
The concert is part of the Estonian Music Week organised by the Estonian Institute and dedicated to the 100. anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Presented by: Estonian Institute in Hungary, Budapest Music Center