January 23, 2020
INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEWS

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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Brad Farberman. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Peter Lieuwen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Interview with Swedish one-person band Bror Gunnar Jansson: unleashes a garage-style hybrid of blues, rock and Americana – songs has taken inspiration from real life crime investigations. How has the Blues and Jazz Counterculture influenced your views of the world and the journeys you’ve taken? Personally/professionally: I believe it has given me the ability to see what is important for me in music and for me as an artist and what success really means to me. There are many ways to view the word success, for many it means that you have money and/or are known, but that is not what it means to me. In my view, success is about being happy (of course) and being able to create what you want to create without someone else telling you how you should do stuff, and being loved for who you are – that is success. Musically: Dynamics and variation. For me it’s very important with variation in music. I quite often hear bands that sound like they’re playing the same song over and over again. Many people seem to enjoy that sorta thing but that’s not for me. I think that maybe I get bored too easily. I grew up listening to a lot of different kinds of music, and went to a lot of concerts from an early age. Especially to a lot of jazz gigs. And I think that really formed me in what I’m looking for when going to live gigs and how I think about performing them myself. Not to be afraid to be daring in music, not to underestimate an audience. Music is very direct, but a lot of music also takes time for people to learn to appreciate. And that’s the case with my music as well, I think. The audience going to my gigs need to concentrate a bit, but if they do, they will get a lot back. What characterize your sound, music philosophy, and songbook? Where does your creative drive come from? Hmmm… Eclecticism. I like to mix styles both musically, sound wise and visually. People often talk about authenticity and about musicians and artists being authentic or not (I am too sometimes being mentioned as very “true” and authentic, but I don’t think I am). Sound: I’m a lover of sounds and textures in sounds. I spend so much time looking for new sounds and working on refining the sounds I already work with and know. It’s like some kind of exploring. Rhythm and groove: Rhythm is really important for me. If music isn’t groovy, I will easily get bored. Creativity: To try to compose, arrange and perform in a creative way. Collage: In many ways my songs are like a collage of music, movies etc. that I enjoy for the moment. I think that I have always been a creative person, with the need of creating and expressing myself in creative ways. When I was little, I expressed myself mainly in paintings and in building Lego, but as I got older, I turned more and more to music. But for me it’s kinda the same thing. I think I create songs and sounds about the same way as I used to create with Lego as a kid. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer Sokratis Votskos. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz vocalist Stephanie Sellars. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Jean-Paul Estievenart. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with Blues/Roots musician and writer, Katy Hobgood Ray: The softer side to the music that comes up from the Delta. How has the Southern Roots music influenced ...
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Jazz Interview with jazz Portuguese drummer Joao Lencastre. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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Jazz interview with jazz bassist Thomas Sejthen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with blues guitarist and singer Neil Minet. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of ...
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Interview with music writer Tom Hyslop: A veritable encyclopedia of American blues, soul, and roots music – Keeping the Blues Alive and Well. How has the Blues and ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Pureum Jin. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with singer/organist Jimmy Voegeli of The Jimmys – a Blues/R&B band from Madison WI – new album “Gotta Have It” is already turning heads! How has the ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter and flugerhornist Angelo Verploegen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist John Allee. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with Oregon-based singer/songwriter Rae Gordon: serves up a potent stew of gritty blues and heartfelt soul – soaring vocals with searing guitar counterpoint, high-energy horns and a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Randy Napoleon. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and keyboardist Ian Michael Brown. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Marcos Toledo. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with Hans Broere: having been in the music business for a quarter century – working as a publicist for a record company and one of Europe’s biggest ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Guillaume Muller. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – Do you ever get the feeling that music majors, and particularly people who are ...
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Jazz interview with jazz violinist John Pearce. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trombonist and composer Florian Weiss. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalist Giorgio Pinardi. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz Canadian singer and songwriter Marc Jordan. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Interview with Grammy nominated artist Janiva Magness: new album “Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty” is at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. “We are ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Ingi Bjarni. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer and songwriter Kim Nazarian of New York Voices. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re ...
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Jazz interview with jazz ethnomusicologist and bass clarinetist Paul Austerlitz. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Tom Pierson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Interview with Canadian duo of Wide Mouth Mason: Their new album returning to blues roots, with heavy lap steel and songs about travelling, reinvention and transition. How has ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Franck Amsallem. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist, composer and arranger Chiemi Nakai. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with Canadian energic vocalist Angel Forrest: stays true to her country and blues roots. How has the Blues and Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Denman Maroney. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer Sidsel Storm. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Jazz interview with jazz violinist and vocalist Jonathan Ng. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist, reed player and composer Anders Lønne Grønseth. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. ...
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Interview with harmonica master Sugar Blue – his new album reflects the constant research of sounds and emotions that drives his creative force. What do you learn about ...
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Jazz interview with Austrian jazz pianist and composer David Helbock. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Jazz interview with jazz narrator Danny Simmons. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Kjetil Mulelid. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Binker Golding. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist and composer Matt Olson. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz vocalst and harmonica player Bobby Rush. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a ...
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Interview with Americana Roots band of Dustbowl: the “Mother Earth Rock” elegy. How has the Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world and the journeys you’ve taken? ...
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Jazz interview with jazz trumpeter ​Jeff Lofton. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Daniel García. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz singer and guitarist Anders Osborne. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Mike Pachelli. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Interview with Louisiana-based quartet, Doug Duffey and BADD: deeply rooted in regional Blues and flavored with a pinch of Memphis Rock-N-Soul. How has Louisiana’s music and heritage influenced ...
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Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Manuel Dunkel. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Kenny Werner. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – Please explain your creative process. Kenny Werner: – I put my ...
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Jazz interview with jazz guitarist Charlie Rauh. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s a matter of taking ...
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Jazz interview with jazz composer, producer and bassist Michael J Bolton. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.com: – When you improvise, you know where you’re going. It’s ...
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