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The Interview

New: 2nd & 3rd part of Ben Jor's Interview right here in this page!!!
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There doesn't exist (and never has existed) anyone like Jorge Ben Jor in Brazil. He's a unique generator of swing and his lyrics demonstrate, in a very direct way, the poetry of everyday urban life. And stoking the boiler of this recipe for success is, above all, a very nice guy. Jorge's groove and cadence were born with the force of a rocket that never stops climbing.
It would be impossible to talk about brazilian music without talking about the long history of Jorge Ben Jor's work.
He's responsible for creating a type of music so viscerally his own that nobody can imitate him or establish variations on what he produces. He's the exclusive owner of his own musical language. It's as if Jorge, in musical terms, had been born alone at the top of a mountain, putting swing into his guitar and, in positive and enjoyable lyrics, describing all that he saw around him.
But everything became much clearer when Jorge Ben Jor spoke at length, about himself and his relationship with music, in the interview given (appropriately enough) on the thursday of carnival, february 15th.
Due to the hour and a half of taped interview, we decided to publish it in three parts. Half an hour's chat in each one. The second part of the interview will go on line in a few days with the final part to follow. Three homeopathic and harmonious doses of the best in brazilian music.

Walter de Silva

Part 1



Interview Topics

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NEW DISC - NEW HOME (with photo)

ANGELS AND MEN (with photo)

SPANISH, NEW RHYTHMS AND STUDIOS

PRESSURES ON A KING OF POP

ANGELIC INSPIRATION (with photo)

THE "NEW SCHEME"STYLE

ULTERIOR MOTIVES

UNDERSTANDING JORGE BEN JOR

IN MUSIC AS IN FOOTBALL (with photo)

THE INTERNET GENERATION

YOUNG PEOPLE DISCOVER JORGE BEN JOR

THE PHILOSOPHY OF WELL-BEING



Part 2


HARD TIMES

INTUITION AS A TOOL

THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC

JORGE GETS ON WELL WITH BOTH CRITICS AND PUBLIC

LIVING AND SINGING OUTSIDE BRAZIL

GAINING THE LATIN MARKET

THE GREATEST MOMENTS

SPONTANEITY, A LIGHT TOUCH AND SWING

PRE-RAP?

FAVOURITE INTERPRETERS

GOOD OLD BRAZILIAN ROGUERY

THE FIRST GUITAR



Part 3


IN THE DAYS OF THE "BECO DAS GARRAFAS"

PLAYING FOR FLAMENGO

FAVOURITE RECORDS

SCIENCE AND ALCHEMY

LITTLE BLACK JOE'S BAND

TO THE GREAT INTERNET PUBLIC






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