"This is how the jazz tradition will live on as a breathing entity rather than a fossil" - Ken Waxman, Jazzword
Axel Dörner trumpet
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux sax
Antonin Gerbal drums
Joel Grip double bass
Peeping Tom is music in its purest of energies. Their absolute listening and straight forward-will nourish a life of possibilities and musical turns waiting to be taken. This french-swedish trio peeps back in time, deeply inspired by the energies of be-boppers like C. Parker, B. Powell, H. Nichols and D. Gillespie. And by giving an up-to-date attention to their compositions, Peeping Tom tear jazz down to its bare bones and re-furnish it with the new blossom of free-bop.
Their extensive touring has taken them to places where this music is rarely heard - like in a forgotten church in the Pyrenees or in an igloo in northern Sweden - but also to official venues and festivals like Jazz à Poitiers, France, Fly-Rite Festival in Tampere, Finland, and Umlaut Festival in Berlin.
Peeping Tom's fresh and spontaneous approach in developing their particular music is provoking collaborations with artists from different areas and eras such as Evan Parker, Alan Silva, David Stackenäs, and Sven-Åke Johansson. For their second album they have extended the trio into a quartet including trumpet wizard from Berlin, Axel Dörner.
The members of Peeping Tom are taking part of a growing french, swedish and german community of creative artists known as Umlaut: label, organizer and promoter of alive musics.
Their creativity is based on a dense hoard of unheard voices, the tension in finding the right words. Common impulses, resolute improvised jazz music. This is it. Now, listen!