**Selected as one of the Top 40 2007 CDs by XM Radio's Beyond Jazz (Channel 72)
**All Music Guide's Editor's Pick - November 2007
Tenor sax standout Timo Lassy, fresh from Finland's popular retro jazz scene, reminds us that some jazz can and should be listened to on the dance floor. With Helsinki-based Ricky-Tick Records (and ObliqSound, in North America) releasing Lassy's debut solo album The Soul & Jazz of Timo Lassy, we witness the emergence of a major talent as a soloist and band leader. His rise to leader comes after star-making stints with the globe-trotting Five Corners Quintet, Blue Note's U-Street All Stars, and Jimi Tenor Band, among others.
Early singles from the album generated rave reviews in dance and jazz publications around the world: the international deep grooves community has a sweet spot for Lassy. He is the perfect melting of diverse characteristics, triggering a likeness to Willis Jackson and Pharoah Sanders. Get ready from the next chapter of jazz from Finland.