‘#5xTypical’ is a series of music based interviews with musicians by Karen van Gilst. What do musicians listen to? While cleaning, during sexy time or when working out? Do they have specific songs for specific moments? Or do they listen to music to influence their emotions?
"I don't want you to hear the music, I want you to feel it!"
- Jan van Duikeren (trumpet)
Sports are a big part of my life, mainly running. I need it to build resistance against my asthmatic bronchitis, but also to clear my head. Since I bought a heart rate meter I know running seems to be good for my head but less for the rest of my body. So I try to find the best compromise. However, when I hear songs like Your Cheatin’ Heart by James Brown with the Loui Bellson Big Band (With Ray Brown on bass and Maceo Parker on tenor!), the breaks are off and in only half an hour I’m totally exhausted. For a little change I play Live in Dallas or Live in Paris. Also great records to listen to when your cooking by the way, or racing a car above 120 km an hour.
Sometimes I’ve just had it with my own ideas and vocabulary. At those times it’s a joy to listen to Ryan Kisor. A crazy good trumpet player with a good sound and fresh idea’s in tradition of Woody Shaw, Tom Harrel en Freddie Hubbard. It’s no music to listen to during the dishes or turning in your taxes but it is with some good headphones on, volume 10, on repeat and my trumpet within reaching distance.
I don’t want to hear music, I want to feel it. Donny does that for me. Always. This mans voice and musicality, and such a sad ending. He was also a good orchestrator. I love the whole arrangement in this song. And the rest of the record for that matter. I believe a listened to this record for half a year in my car and I just started playing it again.
Stevie Wonder’s Lately, Sinatra Live at the Saints, Oscar Peterson featuring Clark Terry with Brotherhood of Man Clifford Brown’s solo on Confirmation, Miles Davis’ You’re my everything, Quincy Jones’ arrangement on I can’t stop loving you. D’Angelo live in Montreux, They ar just things that right, however you look at it.
Everyday I’m grateful for what I have and I try never to take things for granted. But when I heard the song ‘Jarig’ or Raymond van het Groenewoud it was nighttime and I was driving my car near Hardewijk, some days before the first birthday of my son. There couldn’t have been a better moment for that song. It hit me really hard, I won’t ever forget it.
In a short amount of time Jan van Duikeren played 18 times in Ziggodome (Amsterdam) with the Special Request Horns. For Marco Borsato, Golden Earring and Racoon. And every morning his alarm goes of early to greet his best friend, his 3 year old son. The conclusion of our conversation: You can do everything if you want it bad enough. Oh, and I almost forgot the repetitions, meetings and concerts with is own quartet JvD4, band FINGERPRINT, the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Candy Dulfer, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and so on… and so on.. #highonlife