Scott Cossu Trio at the Conway Muse, Sunday, December 8th at 6pm. Doors open at 4pm.|
Scott Cossu, piano, John Croarkin, flute, harp and sax,
and Tim Miller, drums.
"Cossu wraps impressionistic music in refreshing wit"
-George Varga, The San Diego Union
"Cossu takes jazz, ethnic & classical to a New Age"
-Mark Anderson, South Sound Sounds
"...Cossu speaks often of a 'world concept,' which he says is the message of his music. His use of rhythms, scales and modes of traditional ethnic peoples in his music is intended, he explains, to bring the audience into contact with an unfamiliar culture in a pleasing way. He hopes that will help build a respect and appreciation for cultures foreign to his audience, and that that appreciation will allow them to see that beauty and peace are much larger than one's own cultural interpretation. Seeing the expanded scope of beauty and recognizing one's place in it, he hopes, will lead his listeners to take one more step, to what he calls 'combining the beauty and the doing,' rethinking one's actions in the busy, narrow-minded hubbub of one's own culture."
"Cossu's set was decidedly upbeat in mood and tempo...A student of many indigenous North and South American and European musical styles, Cossu's work is a marvelous blend of old and new, foreign and familiar. Alternately lush and punchy, his seven selections covered an expansive array of moods, colors, and tonal and rhythmic variances...
"By combining elements of classical, jazz, rock, blues and various ethnic folk stylings, Cossu has created a distinctive and exuberant fusion sound that is thankfully free from the stock devices and cliches that all too often render this idiom dull and predictable.
"'Oristano Sojourn' featured some splendid unison lines between piano and flute, while "Ibara" showcased a highly rhythmic Latin-derived style that was simply irresistible. In each instance, Cossu anchored the music with his forceful piano playing, which was deceptive in its simplicity."
The Parlor has 50 intimate seats, farm to barn cuisine, full bar, all ages. Free parking
The Muse is the big white barn at the very west end in Conway, WA. Adjacent to I-5, exit 221, doors open at 4pm.
Conway Muse (View)
18444 Main/Spruce Sts.
Conway, WA 98238
|Minimum Age: 1|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|