De Beren Gieren

Category:groep / artiest
Genre(s):Jazz
Actual/previous members:Fulco Ottervanger, Lieven Van Pee, Simon Segers

Biography

These three musicians were at the conservatory in Ghent together and ended up becoming best friends. Fulco Ottervanger, who studied classical piano as well as classical composition, is the band's main composer. His work, therefore, doesn't always strictly fit within the jazz tradition, but you can most certainly detect the barmy seriousness of Cecil Taylor, the stubbornness of Thelonious Monk, the energy of Charles Mingus and the Dutch humour of Misha Mengelberg. Composition and improvisation are equally important in the music of De Beren Gieren. Their live performances are utterly infectious and irresistibly enthusiastic, making them the darlings of press and public alike. Their first demo-CD was very well received and judging by the onslaught of requests from the biggest organizers, it seems like the jazz world firmly believes in De Beren Gieren.

(JazzLab series 2011) 

 "Among other highlights at jazzahead 2013 were the witty De Beren Gieren from Belgium." Josef Wodard - Downbeat 2013

Selective discography

Dug out skyscrapersDug out skyscrapers (2017)
Jazz
De Beren Gieren
One Mirrors ManyOne Mirrors Many (2015)
Jazz
De Beren Gieren
The detour fish - Live in LjubljanaThe detour fish - Live in Ljubljana (2014)
Jazz
De Beren Gieren, Susana Santos Silva
A ravelingA raveling (2013)
Jazz
De Beren Gieren
Wirkliche welt soWirkliche welt so (2012)
Jazz
De Beren Gieren

Op compilaties van Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen

Belgian Jazz 2011Belgian Jazz 2011 (2011)
Jazz
Diverse uitvoerders

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News:De Beren Gieren winnaar Jong Jazz Talent 2009 (23.07.2009)