June 12, 2024


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Interview with Pacho Davil: Spirit no new melodies arise with young people: Video

Jazz interview with a grubby musician, or a self-professed musician, who doesn’t know basic spelling, saxophonist Pacho Davil․ An interview by email in writing.

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

Pacho Davil։ – i was born in a town in the valley of cauca tulua in colombia in my house they listened to tangos and there were jazz records dizzy charlie stan getz․ There were folklore bands, dance music, traditional Colombian dances in the town.

JBN: – How has your sound evolved over time? What have you been doing to find and develop your own sound?

PD: – a whole extensive process but with time and the interpretation of different music, the sound takes shape obviously, focusing on the overtones to get to know the saxophone in depth

JBN: – What routine practices or exercises have you developed to maintain and improve your current musical proficiency, in terms of both rhythm and harmony?

PD: – my routine has focused more and more on improvisation, in fact it is very emotional it has a lot to do with my good mood and the task of playing only helps me to search within myself

JBN: – How do you keep stray, or random, musical influences from diverting you from what you’re doing?

PD: – Well, it’s a struggle, but there is a magical moment around the expression that happens in an instant at the time of the action. I prefer not to fight against so much information, better to let it pass and accept oneself as one is.

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

PD: – more and more I am more interested in improvisation in fact my last recordings and concerts have been totally improvised sometimes it works very well and other times it doesn’t but I think it’s natural things from the hole of improvisation․

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JBN: – In your opinion, what’s the balance in music between intellect and soul?

PD: – everything in itself is balanced naturally when you are improvising because it is something that happens at the moment the soul and the intellect are there working

JBN: – There’s a two-way relationship between audience and artist; are you okay with delivering people the emotion they long for?

PD: – Well I don’t really try to please anyone I try to have as much fun as I can and share the energy
10.my first time in a jam in new york city in smalls jazz club i closed my eyes and played when 10 minutes later the pianist stopped the band and i was kicked out for doing too long solos

JBN: – Can you share any memories from gigs, jams, open acts and studio sessions over the years?

PD: – jazz music is a museum but the sound is the one that enters your head and stays there forever I think that young people meet jazz through the sound of echo jazz is dead but in spirit no new melodies arise with young people

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

PD: – the spiritual issue is imprinted in everything we do in one way or another there are times when the spiritual abandons us but it is true that you always find yourself with it again and again

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

PD: – well maybe that thing is related to the importance that music deserves and the value it has in society because music can change the course of a person and transform it

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

PD: – Estoy muy curioso con la musica improvisada de echo escucho musica de evan parker tambien regreso y escucho a sonny rollins de pronto encuentro a jhon coltrane y me pongo muy curioso con cecil taylor

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

PD: – lately I think about energy I close my eyes and invoke everything that has happened to me in all this time and that gives a result that turns out to be a ton of energy

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

PD: – for a while i wanted to live going back to the 50s everything seemed to work fine the velvet of jazz there are fantastic recordings at that time

JBN: – So far, it’s been me asking you questions, now may I have a question from yourself…

PD: – Do you think that current jazz is less and less spiritual?

JBN: – In your case, of course, only garbage.

JBN: – At the bottom line, what are your expectations from our interview?

PD: – Well, it is a pleasure to be able to interact with people who listen to interesting music and to be able to share my music with 69,000,000 people.

Interview by Simon Sargsyan

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