Take Five With Walter Beltrami
How would you describe the state of jazz today?
Many facilities and so many talented young players but very often a lack of real ideas and real projects. Many musicians seem to me very comfortable with not making music which they really feel is urgent.
What is in the near future?
Apart from my Timoka Quartet and the next live concerts with them to present the new CD I am very happy about a new group, my quintet, featuring Markku Ounaskari on percussion, Fausto Beccalossi on accordion, Salvatore Maiore on cello and Roberto Bordiga on double-bass.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Film director, but definitely not a Hollywood one.