Claudio Scolari has always been focused on the study of timbre with regard to his instruments, paying particular attention to the compositional aspect and to the writing techniques of contemporary jazz, jazz rock and electronic music. His way of organizing sound elements shows a clear intention to delve into ancient sonority in which rhythm mingles with instrumental noise and timbre, supported by modern keyboards and sequencers.
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JazzTimes 10/31/10 • Albums • By Wilbert Sostre
CD Review: Claudio Scolari - Colors of red island
The new project by Italian musician Claudio Scolari is a
fascinating mix of acoustic and electronic sounds creating an
almost cinematic atmosphere. For this album Claudio has the
collaboration of Daniele Cavalca on drums, bass and
vibraphone and Simone Scolari on trumpet.
Scolari music, like the tracks Electric light over water and
Emotion appearance can be described as avant-garde jazz
but it is so much more. It has elements of classical music, and
other jazz styles. For example Variations of movement has
some latin influences and the title track, Colors of red island
with Simone Scolari majestic sound on trumpet reminds me at
times of Miles music from the album Birth of Cool.
Daniele Cavalca plays the vibraphone in the funky Improvised
sentimental song, Cold landscape and in Movement
inspiration, a track with a blend of acoustic and futuristic
sounds creating kind of a mysterious mood
Willing to teach
Claudio Scolari is currently professor of percussion instruments
at the Musical Institute “V. Bellini” of Caltanissetta (Italy).