/…/ The two guitars-two vocals Tormis jazz quartet and the virtuoso Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir drew harmonic connections between native folk and jazz, with the quartet’s arrangements of Estonian composer Veljo Tormis’ song-cycles having the range of a trip from the bog to the moon. The show’s most meaningful jazz/classical combo came in four rich lullabies, where the choir’s lilting 6/8 time inspired the two jazz singers to improvise deep into a cross-genre dream. A full house responded most dramatically to especially challenging pieces—as much as Estonians value virtuosity, they still seem to want their creative music a little dangerous. /…/


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