Enrico Rava: Around the Jazz World in 80 Years - The Leader Part -1

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In advance of the long-overdue return of Enrico Rava to New York -where he will be taking part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ECM at Jazz at Lincol Center on 1 and 2 November—here is the first installment of an overview of the career of the grand master of Italian Jazz.

Enrico Rava turned 80 this year and has had a five-decade long artistic path that paralleled and often intersected that of the label founded by Manfred Eicher. To mark this double anniversary this week we focus on his work as leader looking at his collaborations with many masters of this art form, from John Abercrombie to Paul Motian and Joe Lovano, the sources of his inspiration ranging from Miles Davis to Chet Baker and Don Cherry, as well the countless young talents he has nurtured in his bands, from Stefano Bollani to Gianluca Petrella and Giovanni Guidi.

Happy listening!

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Enrico Rava "Diva" Noir (Label Bleu) 0:16
  • Host talks 7:00
  • Enrico Rava New Generation "Algir Dalbughi" Jazz Italiano Live 2006 (La Repubblica-L'Espresso/Casa del Jazz) 9:26
  • Enrico Rava Quartet "F. Express" Wild Dance (ECM) 18:20
  • Enrico Rava "Tango for Vasquez y Pepita" Certi Angoli Segreti (Label Bleu) 22:51
  • Host talks 29:30
  • Enrico Rava "Pupa O Crisalide" Pupa O Crisalide (RCA) 31:51
  • Barbara Casini, Enrico Rava "Cidade do Amor Demais" Vento (Label Bleu) 35:45
  • Enrico Rava "Fefe" Electric Five (feat. Gianluigi Trovesi) (Soul Note) 40:30
  • Host talks 45:08
  • Enrico Rava "Tribe" The Plot (ECM) 46:31
  • Enrico Rava "Theme for Jessica" The Monash Sessions (Jazzhead) 53:16
  • Host talks 1:02:35
  • Enrico Rava "Cromosomi" Easy Living (ECM) 1:04:15
  • Enrico Rava "Luna Urbana" New York Days (ECM) 1:12:23
  • Host talks 1:19:52
  • Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano "Interiors" Roma (ECM) 1:21:55
  • Host talks 1:37:11
  • Enrico Rava "Overboard" TATI (ECM) 1:38:21
  • Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani "Grrr..." Rava Plays Rava (Philology) 1:41:21
  • Photo credit: Andrea Rotili.


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