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Scolari, Claudio/ Daniele Cavalca/Simone Scolari / Natural Impulse
Album:Natural Impulse Collection:Jazz
Artist:Scolari, Claudio/ Daniele Cavalca/Simone Scolari Added:12/2018
Label:Csdc Records 

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Add Date:2018-12-23 Pull Date:2019-02-24 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-12-21 
Reviewed: 2018-12-21
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This is the 3rd disc from Italian improvisational drummers Claudio Scolari and Daniele Cavalca, along with Scolari’s son Simone on trumpet, These three improvisational maestros pull in elements of jazz, blues, neo-classical and experimental into a brew that makes all those labels superfluous. Their method is to create colorful motifs with improvisation blended into them nearly seamlessly. Sprinkle in a little synthesizer here, electric bass there, vibraphone and a smattering of other instruments applied liberally. A diffused and melodious sound with the percussive elements is pushed way up front and center.
If You Like: Bill Bruford, Oregon, Roscoe Mitchell, Weather Report
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Unknown Destination – bells & piano starts> midtempo off-kilter jam swings uptempo> quick fade
**2/ American Skyscrapers – percussion starts> uptempo jam> fade> pause> one piano note
3/ Chasing Inspiration – bass starts> slow off-kilter jam> quick stop
*4/ Natural Impulse – piano starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo, then slows to a stop
**5/ Moon Mood – bass starts> slow jam> fade
6/ Dear John – synth starts> midtempo jam> quick fade
*7/ Uptown Night Trip – drums start> spacey slow jam> slow fade
8/ Insomnia – drums/synth start> slow jam builds to midtempo> quick fade
*9/ Over the Horizon – drums start> slow jam fade
**10/ South Hemisphere - percussion starts> midtempo space jam> increases in volume & intensity> fade

Track Listing
1.Unknown Destination 6.Dear John
2.American Skyscrapers 7.Uptown Night Trip
3.Chasing Inspiration 8.Insomnia
4.Natural Impulse 9.Over The Horizon
5.Moon Mood 10.South Hemisphere