May 18, 2024

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Interview with Chico Freeman by Sounds: Video

Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman. An interview by email in writing, but dear mr. Freeman sent the sounds files, which, dear readers, please listen after the questions. 

JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music?

JBN.S: – What got you interested in picking up the saxophon? What teacher or teachers helped you progress to the level of playing you have today? What made you choose the your musical instrument?

JBN.S: – How did your sound evolve over time? What did you do to find and develop your sound?

JBN.S: – What practice routine or exercise have you developed to maintain and improve your current musical ability especially pertaining to rhythm?

JBN.S: – Which harmonies and harmonic patterns do you prefer now?

JBN.S: – What do you love most about your new album 2017: <True Balance>, how it was formed and what you are working on today.

JBN.S: – Which are the best jazz albums for you of 2017 year?

JBN.S: – Please any memories from gigs, jams, open acts and studio sessions which you’d like to share with us?

JBN.S: – Many aspiring musicians are always looking for advice when navigating thru the music business. Is there any piece of advice you can offer to aspiring students or even your peers that you believe will help them succeed and stay positive in this business?

JBN.S: – Аnd furthermore, can jazz be a business today or someday?

JBN.S: – Which collaboration have been the most important experiences for you?

JBN.S: – How can we get young people interested in jazz when most of the standard tunes are half a century old?

JBN.S: – John Coltrane said that music was his spirit. How do you understand the spirit and the meaning of life?

JBN.S: – What are your expectations of the future? What brings you fear or anxiety?

JBN.S: – If you could change one thing in the musical world and it would become a reality, what would that be?

JBN.S: – What’s the next musical frontier for you?

JBN.S: – Are there any similarities between jazz and world music, including folk music?

JBN.S: – Who do you find yourself listening to these days?

JBN.S: – What’s your current setup?

JBN.S: – Let’s take a trip with a time machine, so where and why would you really wanna go?

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