credit: Mathias Foster
Combining forces as a duo these two household names of Finnish jazz, saxophonist Timo Lassy and drummer Teppo Mäkynen, are here to present their powerful music at full speed. Whilst sensing co-operation that has lasted over a decade playing together in various bands (Teddy Rok 7, The Five Corners Quintet, Jo Stance, Timo Lassy Band) there is a feel of freshness, excitement and something new when listening to debut album “Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen” (We Jazz Records 2019)
In a live setting the full energy is released taking directions from the moment, feeling the audience and most importantly musical dialog of saxophone and drums.
"Brilliant album!" - Gilles Peterson
"The two make simple sound simply divine." - 4/5 DownBeat August 2019
"This album is a success. It’s creative, interesting, intellectual." - UK Vibe
"Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen are two titans on Finland´s Jazz scene" - Supreme Standards
"Like its multicolored but straightforward cover, this music is very simple but seductive." 4/5 - All About Jazz
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