Heavy Beauty

Heavy rock sound and jazz improvisation meet in the music of Heavy Beauty. Rarely used bass saxophone is the centre of the group, its sound range can vary from sensible beauty to raw violence.

Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockūnas and Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooäär are among the most internationally active jazz musicians of the Baltics. They met in late 90s in Copenhagen, where they studied together at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory. In Heavy Beauty they are joined by well-known Estonian rock musicians bassist Henno Kelp and drummer Andrus Lillepea. The quartet released its debut album “Propaganda” (AVA Muusika) in 2016.

Line up:

Liudas Mockunas – bass saxophone

Jaak Sooäär – guitar

Henno Kelp – bass

Andrus Lillepea – drums

Heavy Beauty in morning TV program of Estonian Public Broadcasting:

Perfect Escape

Happy Monster

Live at Birstonas Jazz festival (with substitute drummer Tanel Ruben as Andrus Lillepea fell ill):

Perfect Escape (soundcloud)

Lonely Clown (soundcloud)