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‘#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?

5xtypical Kika Sprangers (saxophone)

"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)

Vill Du Bli Munk - Jazzkamikaze

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!

New Year - Pat Metheny Unity Band

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.

New Millennium Cyanide Christ - Meshuggah

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.

Superfly - Curtis Mayfield

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.

Fast Future - Donny McCaslin

When cooking: Kind of a dreamteam! Great grooves to try new recipes on.

Damien Rice - colour me in

Something totally different. This is a wonderful record for a peaceful Sunday morning. This song in particular.

Tigran Hamasyan - The apple orchard

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.

Kika Sprangers

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.