‘#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?
" The style of the music they practice is called Qawwali. It’s the music of the soefi’s, it’s mainly about worshipping Allah." - Sebastiaan van Bavel (Piano)
For me, Mozart is a pleasure to listen to. On the one hand its easy to listen to, on the other it’s unbelievably ingenious! Like he said once himself: “It has something for the everyone”.
The phrasing and lyrics of this track are totally awesome! Mos Def is a big source of inspiration for me. He is especially a master in how to phrase rhythmically.
The way he works with melody, rithm and harmony, its beautiful! Everything comes together in an organic way, while it all is unbelievably complicated. This is also a master! For me it’s the best pianist of this time.
The lines of Coltrane are timed so well. The way he floated in Blue Train, comes back in time, and floats again, its mesmerizing. It gives me a kick every time I hear the start of the horns in the backings.
Two years ago I discovered this master of a musician via my bass player Maciej Domaradzki. The style of the music they practice is called Qawwali. It’s the music of the soefi’s, it’s mainly about worshipping Allah. However, it’s done true a crazy groove with an intense listening experience.
He could have kicked of his career as “the son of…”. But, instead, in 2014 he won an Edison! In the category Jazz National Debut Album (‘As the Journey Begins’). Before that this pianist an composer already won the prestigious ‘Princes Christina Concours’ in the category Jazz (2008). Three years later he did it again, but then in the Classical category (2011). In the studio he said not to have an preference. So it’s no surprise his own record floats between this two genres.