Pick 5 artists that you love before reading the questions
1. Pat Metheny
2. Keith Jarrett
3. Brad Mehldau
4. Michael Brecker
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
What was the first song you ever heard by 1?
Here To Stay from the album We Live Here. That was a life-changer.
What is your favorite song of 4?
That is very difficult because I love all his works. But I’m going to choose the track Slings and Arrows from the great album Tales From The Hudson. Great composition, wonderful solos from Brecker, Metheny, and DeJohnette.
What are your favorite lyrics of 5?
From the song By The Way:
"Standing in line to see the show tonight and there’s a light on heavy glow." Because it’s the first song lyric that I memorised
How many times have you seen 4 live?
Sadly, zero. He passed away too soon…
What is your favourite song by 2?
That is a very tough choice. He plays equally wonderful in both solo and trio format. I will probably choose two: one from his trio and one from his solo.
Partners from the album At The Blue Note and for his solo is Kyoto piece from album Sun Bear Concerts.
Is there any song by 3 that makes you sad?
Well, he has an album that was revolving around sadness, Elegiac Cycle. So probably that song from the album, which is Resignation.
What is your favourite song by 1?
Again, very difficult to choose one favourite song. It’s very impossible.
When did you first get into 2?
My father introduced him to me. He has this fantastic album of Whisper Not. The first track blew my mind away. No turning back from then on.
How did you get into 3?
Again, I knew it from my father. I listened to Brad Mehldau the first time from his album The Art of The Trio, Vol 1.
What is your favourite song by 5?
Red Hot Chili Peppers has so many great songs. Well, it’s very difficult to pick. But perhaps I’m going with By The Way.
How many times have you seen 2 live?
Once at Royal Festival Hall in London. But I’m going to see him again in Rotterdam quite soon!
What is a good memory concerning 5?
Everytime I listen to this band it gives me happiness. That’s a good memory
Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad?
His song Five Months From Midnight (from his last album Pilgrimage). What made me sad is the fact that exactly five months after that song was produced, Michael Brecker passed away due to cruel leukemia.
What is your favorite song by 3?
A lot of great performances from Mehldau. But perhaps his rendition of Wonderwall (from the album Brad Mehldau Trio Live) tops it for me.