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The my fourteen songs

by Scolari Claudio

Contemporary & Progressive Jazz-Blues
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The My Reflections ( Part 1 )
3:52 $0.99
2. The Sun to New Orleans
4:31 $0.99
3. The Mirror
4:13 $0.99
4. After the Light
2:24 $0.99
5. Donnie
3:00 $0.99
6. A Single Memory
5:36 $0.99
7. Too Much Soon
5:24 $0.99
8. Many Colors
3:23 $0.99
9. Returning From the Places
3:41 $0.99
10. Rhythm Colour Harmony
3:48 $0.99
11. Long Night Blues
3:11 $0.99
12. He Without Name
4:58 $0.99
13. The Travel of the Life
4:30 $0.99
14. The My Reflections ( Part 2 )
3:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
Using voice, percussion, synthesizers and guitars, Italian composer/percussionist Claudio Scolari blends jazz, blues, and world music textures to create an album of dramatic musical landscapes,Claudio Scolari work is intricately composed, highly original,and distinctly personal all qualities that mark steps forward in musical innovation.
Principal Records,2005

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 RAI National Simphonic Orchestra of Turin going on tour in Spain, Switzerland and Germany from 1989 to 2004 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.

He collaborated with the following Solo Voices: Uto Ughi, Mikhail Pletnev, Viktorija Postnikova, Gil Shaham, Mischa Maisky, Viktoria Mullova, Emanuel Ax, Ivry Gitlis, Catherine Malfitano, Alicia de Larrocha, Maria Joao Pires, Natalja Gutman, Mario Brunello, Louis Lortie, Giuliano Carmignola, Pietro De Maria, Mark Kaplan, Giuseppe Scotese, Andrea Lucchesini, Gerhard Oppitz. 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 with which played the Requiem of Verdi in Rome directed by Zubin Mehta. 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 collaborating with international artists such as PAVAROTTI, STING, LOU REED, GRACE JONES, JAMES BROWN, JOE COCKER, B.B. KING, LIONEL RICHIE, AUGUSTO ENRIQUEZ, GEORGE MICHAEL, TRACY CHAPMAN, ZUCCHERO, RENATO ZERO, GIANNI MORANDI, GLORIA ESTEFAN, ANDREA BOCELLI, GINO PAOLI, QUEEN, DEEP PURPLE, ERIC CLAPTON, BONO, RICKY MARTIN, LAURA PAUSINI, IRENE GRANDI. He collaborated with 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.

The My Forteen Songs (Principal Records) Review.

To be honest when I received this cd I felt excited because the curriculum vitae of Claudio Scolari is really outstanding.
For who still doesn’t know it let me summarize some of its key points. Claudio is graduated in percussion instruments and his artistic career has followed two directions both very binding: the classical music one and the avant-garde jazz music one, two worlds that, in spite of a long tradition, have always had some difficulties to approach, so that usually classical musicians hardly venture in the world of jazz music, and even seldom in other “minor” worlds such as Blues, Rock and Pop music.

Scolari had the honor of to collaborate with some of the most prestigious italian symphonic orchestras starting from the National Symphonic Orchestra of the Italian Broadcasting Corporation. He participated in four editions of the Pavarotti & Friends and collaborated with a considerable number of artists, going from Uto Ughi to Steve Gadd, but if you want to go deeper I suggest you to visit his internet site where you will be able to find all the information on this artist.

Coming to the cd we are talking about an album entirely composed by Claudio, who here plays the battery, the percussions, the sinth and also sings, on his side we find the guitarist Donnie Romano (winner of the Pistoia Blues Festival 2004) and as special guest the singer Martina Gianotti in a track. The artistic purpose is clear since the first listening, Scolari loves to test and to seek new expression languages, taking inspiration from musics like jazz, blues and ethnic music. He plays with blending, decomposing and ricomponing rhythms and melodies giving new life and color to ancient always new emotions. The rhythms are usually essential, Scolari has definitely surpassed the need of to show his actual abilities with virtuousisms alone and prefers to concentrate on taste, feeling and on the intrinsic beauty of the compositions. In this sense his music result really and Donnie Romano often enchants with its guitar. It sometimes seems hat Scolari stands a little apart to leave free space to the involving enthusiasm of his friend’s guitar. The notes come out sometimes sweet, sometimes full of electricity and energy, in the same manner the rhythms are now smooth and then vital and complex. On everything a great care for the sound. The fourteen tracks have on average a short duration for this kind of music, but have the quality to be able to to be listened in one breath as if they were a sole work.

Listening to this music is a privilege and I invite you to seek between the ruts of this cd those emotions that is more difficult to experience listening to a disk of nowadays, I sincerely wish that this does not remain a privilege for a few feople. GB



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Budd Kopman

"The My Fourteen Songs" is Claudio Scolari new languages of expression
The My Fourteen Songs is Claudio Scolari first release since 2005 Reflex (Principal). That album used many different sounds, textures and ambiences through electronics, drums and voices in order to explore the emotions that could be induced in the listener.
Scolari's current effort is a much more stripped-down affair with only drums, synthesizer, electric guitar and some voice. The complexity and layering of Reflex has been replaced with simplicity and directness. Each track has a different vibe, although they share a similar root.

The pieces are connected by the electric guitar of Donnie Romano, especially the effects he uses and the style he plays in. Staying mostly in the rock or blues rock vein, he explores a few different pentatonic scales, and anyone familiar with Jimi Hendrix sound will recognize Romano roots. Scolari sets up simple rhythms on his kit and uses synthesizer with various sounds to play the melodic riffs off which Romano flies.

There is virtually no harmonic movement, but rather usually a pentatonic root reinforced by the synthesizer or overdubbed guitar. What might seem potentially repetitive is minimized by the shortness of the tracks, which average four minutes each.

The issue then, is whether this record succeeds in conveying the aims of the composer. If I might rework Scolari English, he says that “14 Songs is an attempt to expose new languages of expression to the listener, leaving the musics of jazz, blues and the avant garde. I try to stir and mix, to decompose and to recompose rhythms and melodies, giving new life and color to both ancient and new ideas.”

The moods this music creates feel expansive and honest, and the simplicity removes any idea of searching for deep musical meaning—instead allowing the listener to escape into the overall vibe, which might just be a return to the '60s for those old enough to remember.