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De Beren Gieren: One Mirrors Many

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Trio belga (in effetti il pianista Fulco Ottervanger, autore di tutto il materiale tematico, è un olandese trapiantato), De Beren Gieren ci appare come una delle realtà più felici nel pur battutissimo settore del piano trio. Questo che è il suo quarto CD dal 2012 (più un EP due anni prima) parte posizionandosi nei pressi di un'avanguardia di marca "contemporanea," ma guadagna ben presto (a ben vedere già nel brano inaugurale) lidi più squisitamente jazzistici, e si manteene poi felicemente in bilico fra queste due aree (senza schizofrenie di sorta, ci mancherebbe).

Lungo i quasi tre quarti d'ora del disco, dieci brani svarianti da poche decine di secondi a dieci minuti abbondanti (tre episodi hanno per titolo una semplice lineetta, come degli intermezzi, cui in tracklist, per distinguerli al di là della loro collocazione, abbiamo aggiunto la durata), si respira un'aria di rara originalità (il terreno è visitatissimo, come detto), un certo corpo, una certa densità e feconda tensione, pur non mancando segmenti più rilassati (quanto brevi, di regola), segnati da un'elegante, a tratti quasi sghemba, souplesse.

La componente ritmica la fa generalmente da padrona, certo da spina dorsale del lavoro, che tende a evidenziare un movimento intestino, come un fremito, anche in diversi dei momenti apparentemente più rarefatti [per esempio in "(De Zachte Jacht Op De) Volkswolf"]. In definitiva uno dei migliori album di piano trio ascoltati negli ultimi tempi.

Track Listing: Schaduwleven; Rebel Jazz to Rebel Against; Broensgebuzze 8; – (1:56); La laisse lointaine; – (0:39); (De Zachte Jacht Op De) Volkswolf; Broensgebuzze 7; Muziek Weet Niks; – (1:50).

Personnel: Fulco Ottervanger: pianoforte; Lieven Van Pee: contrabasso; Simon Segers: batteria.

Title: One Mirrors Many | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Clean Feed Records

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