June 20, 2024


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Interview with Grazzia Giu: The intellect and soul are both important: Video

Jazz interview with a bad musician, as if singer Grazzia Giu. An interview by email in writing.

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

Grazzia Giu: – I have been practicing rhythm with Bob Stoloff for 3 masterclasses.

JBN: – How to prevent disparate influences from coloring what you’re doing?

GG: – I play a lot of classic music on the piano, but studio harmony for jazz, and I have listen also a lot to pop music and rock in the seven tees (Bowie, Lou Reed, Led Zeppelin, Chicago, Frank Zappa. After words when I bad am 40 I listened and studied jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Horn, etc …

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

GG: – For me intellect and soul are both important, the lyrics and musicality are often tree ten at the same time. The subject goes with my thoughts and music.

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

GG: – Sharing music with my musicians is the most important thing. We know each other since a while and when I play with them I am in an knew state of mind. I am in heaven.

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

GG: – I think the best way is to modern jazz with new propositions, compositions but also by playing music with all the influences we have. Might be classic, pop, rock , jazz, electronic music.

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

GG: – Pure jazz exists, nowadays, I make music with all that I hear around me.

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

GG: – Make more place for musicians, who don’t have a major, our label … trust them and give them a chance to break open …

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

GG: – Modern jazz, Patricia Barber, Brad Mehldau etc …

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

GG: – Life is means what I have been trough my life, is it also universal language, love, doubt, sharing, lifetime, children, peacefully and cheerfully …

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

GG: – Ha ha, Carnegie Hall?

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

GG: – Did you liked my musicality?

JBN: – Thanks for answers. No, of course … it is very bad, how are your answers to my questions!

Interview by Simon Sargsyan

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