Who is Scott Chasolen? Some may know him as the dynamic singer/songwriter from North Jersey, or the eccentric keyboardist of the improvisational groove band ulu. Others may know him as the jazz piano graduate from New School University in Manhattan, or as the friendly neighborhood music teacher. However, the true essence of Scott is a combination of all of these roles. Through touring nationally with ulu for the past six years, Scott has clearly found found his place within the instrumental funk scene. The use of vintage keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, clavinet and Moog synthesizer have helped to shape his distinctive sound onstage and on all three ulu recordings. Even after the band's rising momentum and sharing the stage with John Scofield, De La Soul, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Mickey Hart, there was a part of Scott Chasolen that remained unseen. This secret is finally revealed on 'Solitude Speaks', his debut album and first step into singer/songwriter territory. 'Solitude Speaks' is a dazzling blend of folk, rock and jazz revolving around introspective lyrics and heartfelt vocals, narrating passionate and emotional tales of life's ups and downs. This album is the missing piece in the puzzle of Scott Chasolen. Regardless of whether he's playing jazz, singing pop songs, or teaching Bach, Scott's undeniable desire to share music shines brightly. Authentic creativity and relentless determination form the solid foundation of Scott Chasolen's success. On top of that he can build just about anything.
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