Joris Teep & the Don Braden Quintet

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The collaborative effort between Dutch bassist Jorris Teepe and American tenor saxophonist Don Braden is a potent one. Joining them is the outstanding trumpeter Tom Harrell, as well as the always dependable pianist Cyrus Chestnut and drummer Carl Allen. The loping treatment of "Nardis" opens with Teepe's intriguing solo and surprisingly omits both piano and trumpet. Horace Silver's "Strollin'" features the rich interplay of Braden and Harrell, while the choppy post-bop approach to "Yesterdays" is very refreshing. Braden and Teepe also contributed a number of enjoyable originals to the date. Worth checking out.

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