June 14, 2024

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Interview with Lorenz Kellhuber: Let go: Video

Jazz interview with a bad musician, as if pianist, problematic person Lorenz Kellhuber. An interview by email in writing. 

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

Lorenz Kellhuber: – I was born in Munich and later grew up in a tiny village close to Regensburg. My parents both are educated church musicians and interested in different kind of musical. At home we have CDs from the Beatles, Eric Clapton as well as Bach, Beethoven etc. so when I was little I got the chance to listen to all kinds of music from the very beginning. We also had a grand piano at home where I sat the first time probably around age 3.

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

LK: – I think developing sound is a never-ending story but many different things are important to find it. For example listen to a lot of different music to find players and composers you really like and find out what you like about them.

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

LK: – Record yourself a lot while practicing and listen back.

JBN: – How do you prepare before your performances to help you maintain both spiritual and musical stamina?

LK: – There is no particular preparation. I just try to be in the moment and let it happen.

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

LK: – When I had the chance to play a gig with Charles Lloyd Quartet at the Montreux Jazz Academy in 2014 I had to slap my face afterwards because it felt so unreal and was such a spiritual experience.

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

LK: – Shostakovich, Mozart, Boulez.

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

LK: – “Let go” is my message.

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

LK: – I’d rather stay in the moment.

Interview by Simon Sargsyan

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