The Artistry of… Alexis Baro
His soul sings the high notes and the low notes, and then all the juiciness and sweetness of the ones in between. As a voice, his horn — his beautiful trumpet, an instrument crafted solely for him — plays all of the notes his soul meant to say.
He speaks of himself as a man of few words, but those very words with which he may be so sparing expand into full stories of artistic bravery, adventure, travels and exploration. He takes you places in sound and melody that have been mapped out before but are uniquely inspired. How do you get inspired? You are touched by something in a way that will not leave you alone — in a way that you can’t help connecting with its rhythms and turns and energies.
Alexis Baro seems to play without fear. Like an artistic aerial, he resonates and vibrates at the pitch level of truly spirited inspiration. The original music haunts you with a kind of familiarity that speaks to inclusiveness and message, and when he plays the music of another, and the great others, it‘s equally with message and inclusiveness. Baro is not afraid. His music is how he delivers his message.
The artistry goes like this: his soul sings the high notes and the low notes, and then all the juiciness and sweetness of the ones in between.
About The Artistry of…
The Artistry of… is a weekly series that reflects on the passion and essence of an artist. It airs Wednesday evenings on Dinner Jazz with John Devenish, made possible with the support of Yamaha Canada.