Gianni Mimmo Interview

Source: Gianni Mimmo.

In jazz, but I believe this feeling could be no doubt extended to all the music we know, there is a conservative, almost inevitable tendency towards anthologizing and style definition. A tendency which arranges events along a timeline with the aim to establish unyielding points.

It is an inadequate category, and in many ways a negative one, in particular for music that contains endlessly fertile elements, and generative ones.

In jazz, in the music I know and have studied, what is important from an artistic point of view is the turbulence among the single ideas, their echoing in time in forever diverse and intriguing ways.

From the viewpoint of conventional production, these elements represent a nuisance: jazz festivals have been increasingly subdued onto an anthological and repetitive position.

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