Whether or not you're a fan of Jazz Music, I really suggest that you watch this interview of Jazz pianist and composer Martin (Musa) Musaubach. Although its conducted in spanish, there are english subtitles are is really eye-opening! I have never seen an artist who connects his music so closely to who he is, and where he comes from. Each and every one of his songs from his jazz album <3690> has a story behind it, linking to the people who he loves, the people who inspire him, and through all these stories about his childhood and adolescent years; we see who Musa is through his music.
He also talks about what he aims for in his music, and the way that he uses his music to interact with the audience(very few Jazz musicians do!). But its not all Jazz. Musa also incorporates childhood influences such as Rock n Roll and Blues within his music, and explains how all these come together in his music.
Music lovers alike; a must watch! Not only is Musa amazingly talented,but I find that he has extremely heightened sensitivities towards the concept of music itself and also what he wants to get from his music. Musa 加油！
P.s: You might be wondering; what does this have anything to do with chinese music? Musa is currently based in Taiwan, and has played with the likes of Lara Veronin and Gary Chaw, featuring most prominently in Gary Chaw's <Project Sensation> Jazz album.
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