Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Timo Lassy - In With Lassy (2012)

A relaxed effort in the vein of the classic ”cooking session” tradition of modern jazz. That is, the band came in, took hold of the new tunes penned by Lassy and his trusty drummer/producer Teppo ”Teddy Rok” Mäkynen, and fired on all cylinders. The result? Some of the most swinging no-nonsense in your face and under your feet jazz you’ll likely to hear this year or during most of the others. No gimmicks needed here, this jazz is cooking. The LP includes free digital download code and poster.
Saxophonist Timo Lassy has cemented his position at the helm of the burgeoning Finnish jazz scene. Lassy has steadily been building his reputation and now it seems that the big time is here for the sax man. Live, the Timo Lassy Band is a scorching five-piece consisting of Finnish jazz A-listers transforming the band leader’s soulful jazz vision into a full-scale rhythm-fest.
Timo Lassy, born in 1974, has worked at the forefront of swinging contemporary jazz for already more than a decade. An alumni of Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy with complimentary studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Lassy masters the tenor and baritone saxes plus the flute with a distinctly personal and sufficiently muscular touch. His sonic handwriting displaying both power and delicacy is time and again in demand by leading artists in the Helsinki scene and also internationally.

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