'5 For Insight' with Gepel's Agustin Strizzi

Here's the third installment of netBloc Vol. 16's '5 For Insight' interviews. This one features track three artist Gepel:

01 - Why free music? There are two reasons, the first one, is about love, and it has to do with a personal need to share and tell everyone what i do and know how other persons feel about my music, and the opposite, to know what other composers feel about music and how they express themselves...

The second reason, it`s about the world and industry, because during the late 50 years, tecnology advanced in order to develop the media, and the record industry or labels, didn?t make the same evolution and progress, they were forced to change the support, from cassettes to cds or dvds, nowadays mp3... so now i think we have to look at the beginning when all that matters was the disc, physically, and the music, that?s why i release my album in a handmade wooden box and the music is free to download, because, who wants the music, can hear it as soon as could and who wants the physical disc, has to order it.

02 - Growing up, what forms of Jazz influenced you most?
03 - Which music artists outside the world of Jazz influenced you most? North-American Jazz is one of a million expressions that came out cause the history of the continent, it's only one expression, it has to do with harmonic development, improvisation techniques and concepts, european instruments, blah blah blah... geographically I live in a city that has a folkloric music, tango, that doesn't use any percussion in his traditional instrument set up, cause of the story...if I travel a few miles around I will find, at least 5 different musical languages.

Directly answering your question, I breath American music, from Alaska to Argentina, and I’m very influenced by music from USA, Cuba, Brasil, Uruguay and Argentina, of course.

Some names (they came up without thinking...), Bill Evans, Arsenio Rodriguez, Bebo & Chucho Valdes, Ramses Rodriguez, Egberto Gismonti, Nene, Joao Gilberto, Ruben Rada, Astor Piazzolla, Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamon, and there are at least a hundred artists more that thrills me...

04 - What was the last free netaudio album you downloaded and listened to? PLAISTOW “Los Criminales Reciclados En Conductores De Autobuses” from insubordinations.

05 - Live or Memorex? Live, always...