Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Timo Lassy - African Rumble

Here is a funky African-influenced jazz gem titled "African Rumble" by the saxophonist Timo Lassy. This track was originally released as a twelve-inch single and later included on Timo's debut solo record The Soul & Jazz Of Timo Lassy. Both were released off of Finland's Ricky-Tick Records (Which, in my opinion, is releasing the best new jazz music). I think my favorite part of the track is the solid percussion work by Teppo Mäkynen. Both Mäkynen and Lassy perform in another Ricky-Tick Records band in The Five Corners Quintet, which I also recommend checking out. Overall, "African Rumble" is a superb jazz cut, that nicely draws it's inspiration from African rooted grooves. Enjoy!

Timo Lassy - "African Rumble"

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