Tuomo & Markus Share Cover Of John Lennon's BEAUTIFUL BOY Featuring Glenn Kotche
Tuomo & Markus have shared the live video for their cover of John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy," paying tribute to the music icon who will have passed 38 years ago tomorrow. Recorded in the band's hometown of Helsinki, Finland, they were joined by acclaimed Finnish jazz trumpeter Verneri Pohjola and Wilco's Glenn Kotche on drums.
Tuomo & Markus is the new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds
who released their debut album Dead Circles via Schoolkids Records in Septmeber of this year.
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Dead Circles was recorded in Tucson, AZ after a few spontaneous sessions at Wavelab Studios which featured John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco; John Convertino, Joey Burns and Jakob Valenzuela of Calexico; and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks.
Check out the music video for the lead single "Don't Shut Down Your Radio"alongside an interview at Billboard.
Since the fruitful sessions in Arizona, Tuomo & Markus have transformed into a stellar 6-piece live band, featuring Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. Jazz and psychedelic influences have become more and more evident at their ambitious live shows, drawing the attention of critics like David Fricke who hailed the band in Rolling Stone Magazine, as well as KEXP's Kevin Cole who had the band in for a session last year.
Tuomo & Markus will be headed to the US this winter for a run of shows including stops at Minneaoplis' First Avenue on December 21 opening for The Jayhawks, and New York City's Winter Jazzfest on January 12. List of tour dates below.
12/21: Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (supporting The Jayhawks)
1/12: New York, NY - Winter Jazzfest
1/18: Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Center
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