- tetzepi: seed
(2009, cd, nl, trytone tt559-043)
I once described the music of this big band / free jazz collective as "funky, modern, yet angular jazz" which was just another way of saying that I really liked it.
Founded by Esmée Olthuis and Hans Leeuw, Tetzepi has been around for about ten years, and "Seed" is the band's fourth album. It got released in 2009.
At Tetzepi's request, John Korsrud composed a number of so-called seeds, small musical cells. Other composers took these seeds as a starting point for their compositions. The result, this final album, sounds great: beautiful compositions and excellent solos.
Compositions by Fabrizio Puglisi, Hans Leeuw, Esmée Olthuis, Corrie van Binsbergen, Marco C. de Bruin, Natalio Sued and Jorrit Dijkstra.