FILE UNDER: JAZZ / SOUL JAZZ BARCODE: 8018344014586
TIMO LASSY - IN WITH LASSY label: SCHEMA (SCCD-458)

 

 

Tracklist

01 TEDDY THE SWEEPER              
02 SHOOTIN’ DICE                          
03 WHERE’S THE MAN?                               
04 TOUCH RED                 
05 IT COULD BE BETTER                
06 CREOLE STEW                             
07 UNCLE HARRY CAME TO TOWN                         
08 THE GOOD LIFE

In the rich tradition of jazz, the concept of “cooking session” is
something often more likened to an informal jam rather than a more
seriously planned recording session. That is, the tape runs free and, if
everything goes right. captures the essence of the music wrapped in the
magic of the moment.
We went about recording this album in such a way, aiming to pay
homage to jazz as the 'art of now', a task easily said yet not necessarily
done. Communication among the players plays an important part in this
kind of a setting. You have to enjoy the energy flowing in the room, to
feed your musical ideas into it and let them bounce back.
I was lucky to share the space here with some of the best. True, they rank
among the A-list as contemporary jazzmen but also as my friends. What
you hear is a musical conversation with the depth of our years playing
together resonating all the way through.
Here's to hoping you enjoy this music and stay “in with” us for the duration.

TIMO LASSY / HELSINKI 2012

personel:

Timo Lassy – tenor sax
Georgios Kontrafouris – wurlitzer
Antti Lötjönen – bass
Teppo Mäkynen – drums
Abdissa Assefa – percussion