‘#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’m their fan form hour one. I went to a concert on a Sunday afternoon as a young boy of 16, for only Fl 12,50 (gulden)!" - Michiel Stekelenburg (Guitar)
Partyvibe: Kind of a young dogs-vibe that reminds me of the old records of The Brecker Brothers (wich should not be missed in this list actually); Playfull, resourceful, spontanious, and the play like their lifes are at stake. These guys make me really happy!
When melancholic: Guitarist Pat Metheny and Saxophonist Chris Potter are both huge inspiration for me. And on this record, they play together. The pieces of Metheny breath, his melodies sound natural, like there is no other way to play those melodies.
When training in the gym: I’m their fan form hour one. I went to a concert on a Sunday afternoon as a young boy of 16, for only Fl 12,50 (gulden)!, and was overwhelmed by their sound, complex rhythms and energetic liveshow. They are pioneers in the field of rhythmical shifts, whose cross-influence you’ll find in contemporary jazz.
Friends in my house, this song, beer, and it instantly feels good. It’s energetic and relaxed at the same time. It’s transparant and played lightly, but at the same time with much projection. Curtis Mayfield sings like only he can. It puts everyone in the right vibe.
When cooking: Kind of a dreamteam! Great grooves to try new recipes on.
Something totally different. This is a wonderful record for a peaceful Sunday morning. This song in particular.
A special pianist whose music touches me. The perfect combination of classical harmonies, lilting melodies from Armenian folk traditions, and complex rhytms. (You can clearly hear the Meshuggah-invluences.)
I put this record on with a minimum of 1 time a day and still I can’t get enough of it. When this piece comes along, I stop with everything I’m doing, it gives me goosebumps and at that moment, I just want to listen.
Guitar player with a rock/metal history, leeds his own jazz/improvisation-quintet into the last fase of recording his 2nd album. He catched everyone’s eye with his debut record and played at Lantaren Venster and the famous North Sea Jazz festival. He is a musiclover, he wakes up with music and goes to bed with it. He does not fit into a specific genre because he plays jazz, metal, hiphop, classical music and go on. But he has a preference for a strong rhythm and improvisation.