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New Album Timo Lassy Moves!

Timo’s new album ‚Moves‘ out now!

Timo Lassy is a man on the move. The Finnish tenor giant, noted as a “rising star” in Downbeat and called “phenomenally great” by Tagesspiegel, now presents his sixth album in ten years. “Moves” is his grand opus, featuring his five‐piece‐band, as well as Ricky-Tick Big Band Brass, the legendary 71‐year‐old Fin-Jazz‐star Eero Koivistoinen, rapper Paleface and singer Joyce Elaine Yuille from Spanish Harlem in New York City. The first single “Lashes” coincided with a sold-­‐out gig at the Savoy theatre in Helsinki. Allaboutjazz wrote about the band’s recent concert at WDR Jazzfest, recorded for arte TV. “These Finnish musicians have a great gift to authentically turn a style from the past into something fitting hot in the present time.”

“Moves”, the new and sixth album you are now enjoying, is a result of Timo Lassy’s musical path so far and a bold step into the future. It encompasses all the elements that have made his sound so far – from 60s Soul and Latin Jazz to soulful Vocal Jazz – and boldly moves in a modern direction, encompassing electronic sounds and even Hip Hop with Finnish rap-legend Paleface. A fantastic hour of musical magic that combines melodic depth and a richness of sound – most certainly Jazz that knows the tradition and feels the spirit of the moment.