May 18, 2024

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Interview with Nelly Pouget: You mind body and spirit, more all together more is spiritual and flaying: Video

Jazz interview with jazz saxophonist Nelly Pouget. An interview by email in writing. 

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

Nelly Pouget: – I was born in Burgundy, Dijon, my brother was playing trombone, he propose to my parents to take me to the academy of the city.

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

NP: – I was thirteen years old, I first learn to read and write music and I was good, my teacher quickly ask me to choose an instrument, I replied saxophone. I meet an absolute master Jean Marie Londeix and start to learn to play in very strict conditions, I was not knowing there was no girl at this time practicing saxophon.

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

NP: – This teacher left my birthtown, and I entered in art school in another city, I go on to play alone, leave my country for Africa.

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

NP: – I do a lot of experience with futurist theater, painting, many styles of music for keep what I have learn good and leave break. Very early I did compose my own music.

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

NP: – Many, contemporary mix with African pentatonics and Indonesian modes.

JBN.S: – What’s the balance in music between intellect and soul?

NP: – You mind body and spirit, more all together more is spiritual and flying.

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

NP: – The strong power with Sunny Murray and Siegfried Kessler that I have live in studio. The big experience of my second record leading an all-star septet in studio was fantastic. Play concert solo at Bron for 500 persons. . .

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?

NP: – They have to stay true and determined.

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

NP: – For me jazz is not a business, it is a way of life.

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

NP: – I did already answer, Horace Tapscott was my pianist in my septet a beautiful person also. Exchanges and radio interview with Gérard Terronès, talks and exchanges with Steave Lacy/

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

NP: – By the true sensibility, not a mechanic interpretation. Classic music is much older and a lot of young people are still going on to play that music also.

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

NP: – Only ONE Love Supreme, music transcend.

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

NP: – To play in festivals which accept much more men that ladies.

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

NP: – Lie of art. Much more women in club festival every where.

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

NP: – The movie on my live “Spirale Danse” projections in every where!! With concerts ! and whitout frontier!

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

NP: – They have all the power of life.

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

NP: – Cecil Taylor Air Above Mountains, Silence Tong. . .

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

NP: – Elevation communication peace with more and more people through my music in all the word!

JBN.S: – I have been asking you so far, now may I have a question from yourself…

NP: – Who are you, artist?

JBN.S: – Thank you for answers. I am jazz critic.

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