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Claudio Scolari

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.

Claudio Scolari took a diploma at the College of music A.Boito in Parma with professor Stefano Cantarelli, his artistic carreer developed in two different areas: the Classical and Contemporary music one and the Avantguard Jazz music one in collaboration with some of the most prestigious sinphonic orchestras in Italy e.g.The Scala Philarmonic Orchestra of Milano,The RAI National Simphonic Orchestra of Turin going on tour in Spain, Switzerland Austria ,Germany and France from 1989 to 2009 and collaborating with the following Orchestra Directors: Giuseppe Sinopoli, Luciano Berio, Fruhbech de Burgos,Whun Chung, Eliahu Imbal, Jeffrey Tate, Yutaka Sado, Georges Pretre, Daniel Oren, Aleksandr Lazarev, Dmitrij Kitaenko, Gianandrea Noseda, Kristian Jarvi, Gyorgy Gyorivanyi Rath, Lu Jia, Yuri Ahronovitch, Riccardo Chally, Ingo Metzmacher, Michel Plasson, Gennadij Rozdestvenskij, Garcia Navarro, James judd, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Sylvain Cambreling, Daniele Callegari, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gary Bertini, Emmanuel Krivine, Zoltàn Pesko, Daniele Gatti, Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Delman, Josè Serebrier, Ion Marin, Isaac Karabtchevsky.The Simphonic Orchestra of theater La Fenice of Venice, the Simphonic Orchestra of theater Della Rena of Verona, Simphonic Orchestra Arturo Toscanini of Parma, the Simphonic Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio, the Philarmonic Orchestra of Parma.He also partecipated to the concert held in Rome in honour of Pope John Paul The Second. He partecipated to the concert to celebrate Luciano Pavarotti’s birthday held in Montecarlo. He partecipated to the Pavarotti & Friends editions of 1999 ” 2000 ” 2002 and 2003, where he met the American drums player STEVE GADD.He played at the “Biennale di Venezia” with the American drums player Chad Wackerman executing a composition by Frank Zappa. In contemporary music he took part in the following ensembles: CARME (Italian Society of Chamber Music) “Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona”, I Virtuosi Italiani, Ensemble Edgard Varèse. For RAI has recorded two CD with the percussions band titled THE CONCERTS OF POLITECHNIC and PERCUSSION & FRIENDS. He was member of the Jazz band Euforia partecipating to the Jazz Festival of Modena, concert which gained several consenses by Italian press, journals such as Repubblica underlined the quality and originality of the pieces of the band.

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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

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Claudio Scolari is currently professor of percussion instruments at the Musical Institute “V. Bellini” of Caltanissetta (Italy).



Cold Water

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Upside Down

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Natural Impulse

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South Hemisphere

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Variation of Movement

From: Colors Of Red Island
By Claudio Scolari



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