The well-known jazz pianist ‘speaks’ to La Ragione after the announcement of the new album of unreleased songs, ‘Dreams’
‘L‘Ai will never match the vulnerability of the human condition. I believe that there will never be an artificial intelligence worthy enough to be capable of bringing it to life. He will come to imitate it in an excellent way, to create packaged, pre-cooked emotions. But nothing will be able to put chains on live music, on the sense of freedom and uniqueness that this tells when it comes to human beings, unique and important. Preziosi”. Raphael Gualazzi, the well-known jazz pianist confides in ‘La Ragione after the announcement of the new album of unreleased songs ‘Dreams’, out on 6 October.
“The album celebrates the dimension and importance of dreams which can be of different types but each one has its function, its effect in our existence – says Gualazzi – And they help us discover what happens inside us to enter into harmony , rather than pointing the finger at what is happening outside. The record enhances in all its forms the beauty of musical instruments, the acoustic harmony that exists between them, even just in the simple detail of a drum sound, and is was preceded by the single ‘Vivido il sunset'”.
The song was born in England in 2013. “It is a dreamlike song in which Vivaldian atmospheres coexist – he explains – some sounds of the sixteenth century but also elements attributable to the Cuban danzón where the flugelhorn plays the theme”.
‘After studying Chopin I decided to become a pianist. Sometimes I didn’t go to school to go to the conservatory to play.
Raphael Gualazzi explains the origin of the union with his instrument and ‘tells’ the first time it was clear that they would be inseparable. A precise location in time. “I was 14 years old and I heard a very dear friend of mine playing – he declared in the interview with La Ragione – There I understood how to really play the piano, how much dedication. Then I got my first feedback when I was surprised at an essay with a study by Chopin So I decided to be a pianist. Sometimes I didn’t go to school to go to the conservatory to play.”
It is evident how open Raphael is to contamination between genres, how much he does not limit himself to already beaten paths. “I believe – he reiterates – that in history there is a common thread that unites the melodies. We are all heirs of a beautiful past, of a great tradition and of powerful suggestions that have been part of people’s emotions. The fact that it can be told a piece across different genres testifies that music does not have a fixed, static place. There are no limits for a melody.”