Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
Peedu Kass Momentum
LONDON Barbican / FreeStage
"Estonian bassist Peedu Kass’ Momentum ensemble served as an exciting
and intricately woven remake of the piano trio format." (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 sideman and a prolific musician in the European jazz scene. His versatile musicianship has been heard around the world; Seamus Blake, Django Bates, Tony Allen, 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 and 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.