Interview: Davide Recchia

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Q: Where did the interest in music originate from?

A: I started becoming interested in music when I listened to some blues artist like Son House, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, and many others of that kind of blues. So I start to play my guitar to became a bluesman like that.

Q: Were your parents supportive of your musical ambitions?

A: Oh yes, my father taught me how to play the first thing on guitar, but in my house there is also a piano, and I loved to play it.

Q: Growing up, what artists had the greatest impact on you in terms of influencing your work?

A: I started to listen to a lot of music and different styles like rock, blues, jazz, and classical, but the artists who influenced me were Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Jim Hall. I don't like to imitate any kind of style, but I was really captured by the music of these artists.

Q: How would you describe the jazz scene in Italy?

A: I think that the jazz scene in Italy was really good; there are many artists and great festivals.

Q: Many musicians I’ve spoken to in the past find it difficult to retain a positive attitude towards the industry after a while. Is it the same for you?

A: I do not know. For sure you would like to get more and more as a chance to work, but now the time is not easy, and I do not think complaining would change things so I prefer to concentrate on my music and see what happens.

Q: What are your goals as an artist?

A: For my future as musician I hope to be able to make some new albums of the music that I write and play.

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