May 24, 2024

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Interview with Andries Boone: Love and peace, really: Video

Jazz interview with a bad musician, as if violinist Andries Boone. An interview by email in writing.

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

Andries Boone: – I grew up in Leuven in Belgium and had to go to music sxchool from my parents where I discovered my musical interest

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

AB: – I had to study in music school classical music, which I liked, but I even liked more to replay, reenact pop /oh, it is bad – JBN/ music that I heard in the radio, and my father played a lot of folk so my corebusiness and sound developped to those two genres mostly. I wanted to play guitar but because i wasn’t allowed to study that, or buy that i bought a folky mandolin 🙂

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

AB: – I just listen a lot to music, that is my practice.

JBN: – Which harmonies and harmonic patterns do you prefer now? You’re playing is very sensitive, deft, it’s smooth, and I’d say you drift more toward harmony than dissonance. There is some dissonance there, but you use it judiciously. Is that a conscious decision or again, is it just an output of what goes in?

AB: – I am mostly influenced by baroque music lately, that’s why my harmonic pattern are what they are now I think.

JBN: – There’s a two-way relationship between audience and artist; you’re okay with giving the people what they want?

AB: – I made this cd for myself, I don’t play life with it, so the audience is not important on this matter 🙂

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

AB: – Queeny blue was a a first take improvisation and first taker, that is quit special.

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

AB: – Good question, no clue!

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

AB: – I think music reflects indeed what you are when you are playing … the way you feel at the moment influences the way of playing …

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

AB: – More out of the box music and more genres on the radio’s please! not only for 90 procent hits as we here on most radio’s

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

AB: – Baroque musique in all sorts …

JBN: – What is the message you choose to bring through your music?

AB: – Love and peace, really.

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

AB: – Hmm, music from the 80’s! the music I heard when i was a kid.

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

AB: – Would it be a dream to perform this album in NY? = YES! =)

Interview by Simon Sargsyan

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