Architect of the Silent Moment

Architect of the Silent Moment is an album led by jazz drummer Scott Colley which was recorded in 2005 and released by the CAM Jazz label in 2007.[1][2]

Architect of the Silent Moment
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2007
RecordedDecember 15 & 16, 2005
StudioSear Sound Studio, NYC
LabelCAM Jazz
CAM 5021
ProducerErmanno Basso, Scott Colley
Scott Colley chronology
Initial Wisdom
Architect of the Silent Moment


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
All About Jazz     [4]

The AllMusic review by Michael G. Nastos states "This is easily Colley's best recording of a small handful as a leader; it is a candidate for best jazz CD of 2007 and comes highly recommended".[3]

On All About Jazz, John Kelman's review said "The beauty of Architect of the Silent Moment is its unequivocal sense of purpose, which avoids undue consideration and provides everyone with ample room to move".[4]

JazzTimes's Thomas Conrad said "This is not an album that often settles into "solos." Colley creates shifting, intricate structures in which individual voices are embedded ... It is too early in the new year to vote, but Architect of the Silent Moment is on my working Top 10 list for 2007".[5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Scott Colley except where noted

  1. "Usual Illusion" – 7:43
  2. "Strip Mall Ballet" – 8:03
  3. "El Otro" – 2:59
  4. "Architect of the Silent Moment" – 7:23
  5. "Masoosong" – 6:15
  6. "Feign Tonal" – 3:06
  7. "From Within" – 8:17
  8. "Smoke Stack" (Andrew Hill) – 6:07
  9. "Window of Time" – 8:07


Special guestsEdit


  1. ^ CAM Jazz Album Entry. Retrieved May 6, 2019
  2. ^ Scott Colley Discography. Retrieved May 6, 2019
  3. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G.. Scott Colley – Architect of the Silent Moment: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kelman, J. All About Jazz Review accessed May 6, 2019
  5. ^ Conrad, T. JazzTimes Review. Retrieved May 6, 2019