Take Five With Zack Albetta
so I went out and got You're Under Arrest. Not the best choice for a gateway into jazz. I soon opted for Birth of the Cool.
Teachers and/or influences?
Bobby Watson, Doug Auwarter, Michael Carvin.
I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I was born.
Your sound and approach to music:
If it feels good to you and you play honestly, it'll feel good to everyone else.
Your teaching approach:
Something about teaching a man to fish.
Your dream band:
All of 'em.
Jardine's Jazz Club, Kansas City, MO.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
The first Jazz album I bought was:
I was told I should check out Miles Davis
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Taste, touch, class.
Did you know...
I share a birthday (August 4th) with Louis Armstrong, Fidel Castro and Barack Obama
How would you describe the state of jazz today?
All bets are off.
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
To make it GOOD.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a: