Rebop

A truly international band, REBOP features two Germans, two Englishmen and a Spaniard, with its members currently based in Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Basel and Barcelona respectively. With Jorge Rossy (Brad Mehldau Trio, Steve Swallow, Lee Konitz) joined by four rising stars of the European jazz scene, the band takes a collaborative approach to the creative process, with all five members contributing original compositions to the quintet’s debut recording, Introducing Rebop (Unit Records, 2018). The group formed in 2017 after meeting on Rossy’s jazz summer school in Begues, Catalonia, and have already toured in the UK, Germany and Spain.

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Jorge Rossy - vibraphone

 

Sam Braysher - alto saxophone

 

Linus Eppinger - guitar

 

Tilman Oberbeck - double bass

 

Phelan Burgoyne - drums

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With each band member contributing original material to REBOP's debut album, a broad range of styles and influences are present: the quirky bop of drummer Phelan Burgoyne’s Fish Hat; alto saxophonist Sam Braysher’s Tristano School-inspired BSP; the reflective contemporary jazz of The Hiker, by bassist Tilman Oberbeck; the bluesy, almost soul jazz feeling of guitarist Linus Eppinger’s Turn Up; and Chillin’, vibraphonist Jorge Rossy’s take on swinging hard bop. The two non-originals on the album are Radamés y Pelé, a lesser-known composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Dreamland, an ethereal nod to Thelonious Monk via Paul Motian.