Zzai Productions
Colors of red island
Claudio Scolari | Principal Records (2010)

By Dick Metcalf September 14, 2011

Claudio Scolari – COLORS OF RED ISLAND:  What I find most attractive about this CD from Claudio & friends (Daniele Cavalca: drums, percussion, vibraphone and bass;Simone Scolari: trumpet) are the “colors” that Claudio paints with his drums, percussives, flute & piano synth!  The second track, “Movement Inspiration” reminds me of some of the rather long improv sessions I used to play on right next to the waters of the Puget Sound (quite some many years ago).  Recording quality is excellent, but I do recommend that you do your first sitting with this 1:19:10 album with your headphones on!  Particularly with tracks like the wonderful “Earth Dances esplosions“… though it only clocks in at 4:49 (compared to the other 10 tracks, which are all much longer), it packs a power punch you won’t soon disremember.  I give Claudio & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, especially for listeners who groove on exploration!  They get an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.  Learn more about Claudio on his BIO page!     Rotcod Zzaj