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Song of the Day: Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen – Calling James (Live Recordings)

The dynamic duo of tenor saxophonist Timo Lassy and drummer Teppo Mäkynen return with a double LP of live recordings captured in 2019 and 2020. The We Jazz Records release Live Recordings 2019-2020 follows the duo's 2019 LP which was shortlisted for "Jazz Album Of the Year" at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards. While the studio album versions were studies in improvisational brevity, the live album lets the long-time collaborators really let loose and build memorable sonic narratives around the compositions. The album is produced and edited by Teppo Mäkynen, also known as a sought-after producer with the knack for looking at the big picture.

 

Listen to Timo Lassy and Teppo Mäkynen live version of the song Calling James from the duo's forthcoming live album Live Recordings 2019-2020:

From the subtle minimalism of Fallow via the ambient of Aero to the riff-heavy groove of Calling James, Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen breathe their music as one unit, building it based on mutual trust as fellow musicians. Their duo shows have quickly become celebrated examples of what a long history of playing together can enable on stage when paired with the right mindset and a shared musical goal. This live album follows the ethos of both documenting what's happening and expanding on what was captured in the studio earlier.

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Watch the video of Timo Lassy and Teppo Mäkynen live version of the song Calling James from the duo's forthcoming live album Live Recordings 2019-2020:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

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Azmari - Samā'ī

Adrian Younge - Revolutionize

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Just Wrong

Dominique Fils-Aimé - You Left Me

Jon Batiste - CRY

Gianni Brezzo - Flower Rain

Bear Garden - New Kid

Sinitus Tempo - Above the Clouds

Olivier St.Louis - M.O.T.H. (Matters Of The Heartless)

Adeline - Mystic Lover

Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static

Vipertime - Limbs

Yoni Mayraz, Itamar Borochov - The Rat

Marcus Joseph - Beyond The Dome

Soul Supreme - Huit Octobre 1971 / Raid

Nubiyan Twist, CHERISE - Flow

El Michels Affair - Ala Vida

Polyrhythmics, Lucky Brown - I Believe In Love

Night Owls, Chris Dowd - Gimme Little Sign

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