Mixtape #158

A powerhouse in contemporary jazz, Dutch-Belgian acoustic-electronic piano trio De Beren Gieren, consisting of pianist Fulco Ottervanger, Lieven Van Pée on bass, and Simon Segers on drums, have garnered numerous accolades, collaborated with several renowned artists and appeared at major festivals in Europe and elsewhere since their inception in 2009. With a phenomenal seventh album, What Eludes Us, released just a few days ago, De Beren Gieren continue to showcase their boundless creativity. Their music, always full of surprises, is adventurous and exciting, weaving intricate melodies and polyrhythmic soundscapes with improvisation, minimalism and their unique vibrant energy. We’re ecstatic to unveil the mixtape they put together for us this month, offering a glimpse into the influences and inspirations shaping their music. Brace yourself for the unexpected!

  1. Louis Sclavis, Aldo Romano & Henri Texier – Bororo Dance [Label Bleu]
  2. Jozef Dumoulin Trio – Fuga X [BeeJazz] 0:06:48
  3. Fumio Hayasaka – Extraordinary Man [Doxy] 0:11:20
  4. Stein Urheim & Jørgen Træen – Konglekjertelen [Hubro] 0:12:28
  5. Vectrex – Hs C [Marcel Records] 0:15:20
  6. Baka Pygmies – Hut Song 0:21:49
  7. YHWH Nailgun – Castrato Raw (fullback) 0:25:13
  8. MGMT – Forest Elf [MGMT Records] 0:27:16
  9. The John Lurie National Orchestra – Flutter [Amulet Records] 0:29:49
  10. Dijf Sanders – Seven Fridays A Day [Unday Records] 0:31:40
  11. Keith Jarrett – 3 0:35:54
  12. SCHNTZL – Dante [cortizona] 0:39:53
  13. Szun Waves – Fall into Water [LEAF] 0:42:50
  14. Beraadgeslagen – Doelloze Doelman [W.E.R.F.] 0:49:20
  15. Craig Taborn Trio – Beat The Ground [ECM Records] 0:52:26
  16. Robert Wyatt – Alliance [Rough Trade / Virgin] 0:56:26
  17. The Necks – Daylights [ReR Megacorp] 1:00:44

Mixtape #151

Hailing from Kuopio, Finland, Aki Rissanen is one of the most talented and creative artists of his generation. An accomplished pianist, composer and keyboardist, his solo and trio albums have earned him global recognition, along with membership and collaborations with various bands and projects. Originally classically trained, he cultivated his passion for jazz and improvised music later studying in Paris, Cologne and New York. Rissanen rightfully brings his technical abilities and sensibilities to the fore on the recently released Hyperreal, a powerful, beautiful and engaging album filled with virtuosity. We’re stoked to have him put together this month’s sublime mixtape, encapsulating the influences at play in his own music.

  1. Art Tatum – Taboo [Clef Records]
  2. Atomic – Boom Boom [Jazzland Recordings]
  3. Arve Henriksen – Bird’s-Eye View [Rune Grammofon]
  4. Bill Evans Trio – Gloria’s Step (Take 2) [Riverside Records]
  5. Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem pour un con [Philips]
  6. Artemis Quartet – Prestissimo (Ligeti’s String Quartet n.1) [Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Ars Musici]
  7. Ahmad Jamal – But Not For me [Parrot]
  8. Louis Sclavis – Maputo [Premonition Records]
  9. Brad Mehldau Trio – Knives Out [Nonesuch]
  10. Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky – Bewegung (Ligeti’s 3 pieces for 2 pianos)
  11. Miles Davis – Directions (Live at Filmore West) [Rock Melon Music LTD]
  12. Bill Frisell & Fred Hersch – It Might As Well Be Spring [Nonesuch]
  13. A Camp – The Crowning [Reveal Records / Nettwerk]