Since my interview with Remi Alvarez I got interested in the Mexican music scene. Meanwhile I met another Mexican musician, Omar Tamez, who was playing at The University of The Streets a couple of months ago. It seems there is a Jazz/improve/elctronica scene developing which I like to cover for a while.
A week ago I got an email from Jimmy Cohen, a member of the Mexican group ZEHEL, with following text: Hello: We are an experimental music and video band from Mexico city. Here you can get an idea of what we do, from acoustic to electronic, I hope you are interested.
Interview by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, June 16, 2011
Remi Alvarez, a Mexican saxophonist and flutist, stopped in at Roberto’s Winds in mid June to see his old friend and owner Roberto Romeo. Just the week prior to his visit he played two gigs at the VISION FESTIVAL, here in NYC. After a short conversation, in which we discussed his musical approach of free style I decided to do a video interview with him. What follows is the summery of this interview in which I discovered a Mexico native who’s primary focus is not the typical Latin or English influences one might expect.