It was a full house on November 15th 2019 when the Don Braden / Joris Teepe Quartet played “In the spirit of Herbie Hancock” in De Witte.
Expectations were high knowing that Don and Joris have more than 25 years of collaboration behind them. Long ago they immediately recognized their compatibility of personalities and attitudes.
Their last album “Conversations” (2016) is strong proof of that and was highly acclaimed among others by DownBeat Magazine. Judging by the standing ovation at the end of the concert on November 15th the same might happen to this album.
The music of the great pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, arranger, composer and actor Herbie Hancock (April 12th, 1940), one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound, inspired Don and Joris to arrange a varied selection of his compositions from ballads to blues and straight-ahead to medium swing. They also added two of their own compositions that were strongly influenced by Hancock.
All excellently performed by a finely tuned Dutch-American quartet showing visible and audible joy of playing in the spirit of their iconic collegue.
|1|| Maiden Voyage||11'04||Listen|
|4||Speak like a Child||10'05||Listen|
|5||The Ingenious Catalyst||7'43||Listen|
'The Ingenious Catalist' is a composition by Don Braden.
'Role Model' is a composition by Joris Teepe
All other tunes are composed by Herbie Hancock
Artists link (from left to right):
Rob van Bavel
Owen Hart Jr.
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Don Braden - Tenor Saxophone & Flutes
Joris Teepe - Double bass
Rob van Bavel - Piano
Owen Hart Jr. - Drums
Produced by O.A.P. Records
Live concert recording at Sociëteit De Witte on November 15, 2019, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Recordings made by Olthof Audio Productions
Producer & Sound Engineer: Barry Olthof
PA sound & assistant engineer: Marnix Bosman
Audio editing by Don Braden
Mixed and mastered by Barry Olthof at O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Photography: Stijn Kuiper & Martin Potjens
Liner notes: Robbert Coops
English translation: Ronald Blom
Graphic Design: O.A.P. Graphics
Release date: June 17, 2020
Catalog Nr: OAPR2002
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