UMO Helsinki Jazz Orch. featuring Efrat Alony
The production in Helsinki was marvellous!
The band sounded great! and Ed Partyka's intricate arrangements to my favourite Israeli song-book made me slightly homesick, or at least nudged a yearning for a place, that I used to call home. Whether it is still the same place now- is a question I am afraid to answer. Although I did encounter some "official" Israelis who made me BELIEVE again...
The City was magical. apart from the SEA, SEA, SEA and the wonderful northern sun-light it was almost Covid-free- just like MAGIC.
A few wonderful concert reviews in the Finnish press on the "Helsingin Sanomat" and "Jazzrytmit"
"Efrat Alony lived up to Umo’s new concert series promise "Great Voices" ... Her performance was remarkably good and, a rarity on multiple accounts..." Harri Uusitorppa, HS