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Scar Let – Let music heal you with Stefano Coppari new album
Auand Records releases the Italian guitar player’s latest album.
Scarlet is «a double color representing elegance as well as passion and energy. Red is the color of blood, and also of refined fabric.»
Auand Records has just released “Scar Let”, Stefano Coppari new album – featuring Nico Tangherlini (piano), Lorenzo Scipioni (double bass) and Jacopo Ausili (drums). Its double spirit is reflected in the title as well as in the tracks, sometimes close to cultivated music, especially when focused on the piano, the dynamics and a certain melodic flair, all mixed with unusual, surprising compositions.
After their award at Johnny Raducanu Jazz Festival in 2018, the band developed a more mature sound that went beyond writing and playing, as the guitarist explains: «Each of us brought ideas, arrangements and inspirations that we used as a base to build our sound. Following this path, we now live these tracks – and the idea of a band in general – in a more efficient, productive way.»
Speaking of technique, the tracks are filled with guitar loops combined with uncomplicated melodies; experimental, sometimes angular sounds; hypnotic rhythms that generate changes in colors and moods, taking the listener in very different directions.
The turning-point track is also the only non-original track: “La Mouffe”, which is a milestone for the band, somehow. «For the Johnny Raducanu International Jazz Festival, we had to arrange a composition written by this artist. When rehearsing, we realised that something like a real “band sound” was taking shape. It’s hard to explain, it was very exciting. It was eye-opening, and allowed us to believe in the music direction we were taking.»
Original compositions are full of puns, such as “Alt Her Ego”, “Heartbeat” or the title track, explained by the composer himself: «“Scarlet” can easily become “Scar Let”, suggesting a moment to scar over, to heal over with music. And also with our passions, and our beloved people and places that allow us to heal.».
released May 22, 2020
Stefano Coppari – guitar
Nico Tangherlini - piano
Lorenzo Scipioni – double bass
Jacopo Ausili – drums
produced by Stefano Coppari
executive producer: Marco Valente
cover photo by Annalisa Pasquale
inner photos by Mirko Mercatali
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios, Cavalicco (UD) Italy on January 2-4, 2020