Saturday, March 24, 2007

musician questionnaire: yves peeters

Yves Peeters is a drummer. He plays with Jazzisfaction and Kaat Hellings (concert), among many others, and leads Le Petit Cirque.


1. Movie score

The Straight Story (Angelo Badalamenti)
Les Triplettes de Belleville (Ben Charest)

2. TV theme: The Simpsons; Twin Peaks

3. Melody: "I'll be seeing you," "Blackbird" (The Beatles)

4. Harmonic language: Bach; Monk; Beatles

5. Rhythmic feel:
samba, played by Brasilian percussion groups
buleria (flamenco rhythm)
Elvin Jones playing "Wise One" (Crescent)
Billy Higgins playing boogaloo stuff
Al Foster playing calypso

6. Hip-hop track.
"The Seed 2.0" - The Roots feat. Cody Chestnutt
"Mr Wendal" - Arrested Development

7. Classical piece.
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Piano Concerto °3 - Rachmaninov
"O let me weep, forever weep" - Henry Purcell

8. Smash hit.
"One" (U2 - I also love the version of Johnny Cash!)
"Roxanne" (The Police)
"You can call me Al" (Paul Simon)

9. Jazz album.
Kind Of Blue (of course!)
The Real McCoy (McCoy Tyner)
Charlie Haden and the L.M.O - Ballad of the Fallen
Bill Frisell with Elvin Jones and Dave Holland

10. Non-American folkloric group:
groups: Taraf de Haïdouks; Ladysmith Black Mambazo
singers: Camaron de la Isla; João Gilberto; Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

11. Book on music: But Beautiful - Geoff Dyer


A) Name an surprising album (or albums) you loved when you were
developing as a musician: something that really informs your sound but
that we would never guess in a million years:

Afghan Wigs - Gentlemen
Tool - Undertow
Wizards of Ooze - The Dipster

B) Name a practitioner (or a few) who play your instrument that you
think is underrated:

Dré Pallemaerts (he's definitely world class!)

C) Name a rock or pop album that you wish had been a smash commercial
hit (but wasn't, not really):

Shine - Daniel Lanois
Bitter - Meshell Ndegéocello
Wrecking Ball - Emmylou Harris

D) Name a favorite drummer, and an album to hear why you love that

you shouldn't ask this to a drummer! this is what you get:

Billy Higgins and Elvin Jones - anything they play on!
Tony Williams - especially all the Miles Davis 60's Quintet albums
Paul Motian - Bill Evans Trio Live at the Village Vanguard + all the trio
recordings with Lovano and Frisell
Al Foster - So Near So Far (Joe Henderson)
Billy Hart - Joe Lovano Quartet live at the Village Vanguard
Joey Baron - If (Myriam Alter)
Brian Blade - Fellowship albums, Wayne Shorter Quartet live albums, Shine (Daniel Lanois)
Dré Pallemaerts - Eleven (Erwin Vann), Vive les Etrangers (Christoph