” Multi-instrumentalist Yosi Marshall brought his band Momentum to London’s famous Pheasantry Club in Chelsea for the launch of their new album, ‘What’s The Vibe’ on Wednesday 30th January. The room was full and expectations were high as the six-piece contemporary jazz-fusion band took to the stage.
This, the band’s third album is an eclectic and atmospheric mix of Jazz, Fusion, Flamenco, Tango and Calypso and right away the band showed off their undisputed musical skills, featuring five numbers from the album in their first set starting with “Romanian Trance”, before going into “Funkadelic”, “Abracabus”, “Zakka Wakka” and “Groovy Baby” with Yosi switching between saxophones, clarinet and flute as the mood built and the compositions moved between fusion and funk, Latin and World.
With pianist Caroline Cooper tunefully addressing the keyboard of the Pheasantry’s Steinway Grand and bassist Johnny P serving up some funky bass lines the room was soon treated to some dazzling vocals from Lonette Charles on “Take My Place” and “Slow Down”, from the band’s second album ‘Singularity’. Momentum had the audience buzzing with enthusiasm for their second set with more numbers from the new album including “Campari Waltz”, “Hello Helsinki” and the tango influenced “Captain’s Cry”, showcasing the talents of guitarist Paul Viski and drummer and percussionist Lyn the Skin. As the evening finished the momentum was certainly with the crowd in more ways than one as they drifted off appreciatively down King’s Road, knowing they had been treated to a very special night’s entertainment. ”
Larry Pryce Writer, Broadcaster & Musicologist
” Momentum’s jazzy, bluesy, Latiny tunes will get your feet shuffling and leave you smiling. Time spent with them always put me in a great mood!.. ”
Beverley D’Silva of the Sunday Times.
” The evening was fantastic, and we had the joint jumping! ”
Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton.
” Momentum have a fantastic live show that grips the audience’s attention and takes them on a journey into jazz / funk / fusion ! A trip well worth taking… ”
Mike Calderbank Events & Promotions Manager at Charlie Wrights.