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Take Five WIth Viktorija Pilatovic

By Published: April 6, 2013
Vilnius Mama Jazz 2012, Rusu dramos teatras

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?

My demo recordings of "Nica's Blues" and "Love for Sale.} I connect with them the most.

The first Jazz album I bought was:

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
1917 - 1996
and Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
1901 - 1971
, Ella and Louis.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?

I give a lot of energy . And I am trying to make it breathtakingly beautiful.

Did you know...

I am afraid of darkness.

CDs you are listening to now:

Herbie Hancock, The New Standard (Verve);

Steve Coleman, Def Trance Beat (Novus/BMG);

Clifford Brown, Study in Brown (EmArcy);

Miles Davis, Relaxin' (Prestige);

Richard Bona, Munia The Tale (Universal Music).

Desert Island picks:

Herbie Hancock, The New Standard (Verve);

Richard Bona, Munia The Tale (Universal Music).

How would you describe the state of jazz today?

Very innovative. Many musicians are fusing their traditional music with jazz tradition. We hear many fusions of jazz and Mediterranean, Indian, Balkan music. I think it's a very interesting turn because the source will never be empty.

What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?

Remembering the history

What is in the near future?

I am recording my debut album this winter, releasing it and touring with it. Also I would like to have one of my songs as a soundtrack of a movie or TV series.

What's your greatest fear when you perform?

If I am on the high heels I am afraid of falling ... But I am not scared of anything else while singing.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

"Both Sides Now," by Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell

"Like Sonny," by John Coltrane

What is your favorite song to whistle or sing in the shower?

"Mean to Me," music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Roy Turk.

By Day:

Manager, booking agent and publicist for Viktorija Pilatovic and I work as a library assistant at Berklee Valencia.

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:

An Olympic champion in 100 meters sprint and gymnastics.

Photo Credit

Courtesy of Viktorija Pilatovic
Viktorija Pilatovic
Viktorija Pilatovic

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