The Detour Fish (Live in Ljubljana)
The Ljubljana Jazz Festival has the good policy to program either veterans or newcomers who already proved their value, and here is the recording of the incendiary concert presented at the 2014 edition of that event by young piano jazz trio De Beren Gieren. After collaborations with the likes of Ernst Reijseger, Louis Sclavis and Jan Klare, this time the Belgian improvisers Fulco Ottervanger, Lieven Van Pée and Simon Segers have Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva as special guest. All four of them play here with a mission: find new ground with the terraplaning tools of jazz tradition and some appropriations of classical motives and techniques. One thing is certain: they really do it. The music is fresh, exciting, sometimes humoristic and even groovy – yes, there’s some rock riffs all along. Do yourself a favor and check it out.