Teepe, Joris

Challenge, 2009CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: We’ve enjoyed Joris’ work on bass in live settings on many occasions. All of them were in small ensembles at Frankfurt’s Jazz Keller with 5 musicians max. For We Take No Prisoners Teepe steps up to writing and arranging for a large ensemble. And he doesn’t stick to tradition either. JTBB pushes the envelope on the title track getting our juices flowing. They slow down for the early phrases of “Peace On Earth” but the adrenaline is soon flowing a couple of minutes into it. Teepe tames the large ensemble making them as fleet and agile as a small combo deploying the power only when necessary. Our favorite of the six is “The Princess and the Monster”. Hats off to Joris for trying something new and making a serious go at it!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz