Rob Mazurek’s Universe of Sound

A great interview by Dave Summer with Rob Mazurek, on of the artists that have a greater influence on my view of the world. Enjoy!

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Rob Mazurek
Photo by Guido Gazzilli

It wouldn’t be too difficult to draw comparisons between the creative fearlessness of cornetist Rob Mazurek and the work of Miles Davis. Both carved out their niches with brass instruments, and both have prolific recording histories that cross any number of unwritten music borders. They may sound nothing alike, but what they share is a drive to expand their sonic perception—to seek out something original, in both the new and the familiar.

“I have this thing with melody,” Mazurek says. “I love writing melodies in the realm of pure, dense sound. But these new melodies running through my head felt different, and I was just trying to find the right context for them.”  Mazurek hit up a number of past collaborators to see if their vision fit with what he was envisioning. “I wasn’t finding what I was looking for with these different configurations. It just…

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