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After focusing on Enrico Rava's discography as leader, this week we explore his more than five decades of work as co-leader and sideman.
The statuture of an artist can be measured not only through the albums s/he has recorded but also by the caliber of the musicians he has played with. There are not many musicians in the world that can claim to have collaborated with such a remarkable and diverse range of musicians like Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Lee Konitz, Gianluigi Trovesi, Franco D'Andrea, Henri Texier, Aldo Romano, Marc Ducret, and Gato Barbieri, to name just a few. Here we focus on his work in Europe. In the second part of this week's episode we'll explore his 'electric projects,' duo collaborations, in particular with pianists, and artistic relationship with heavy-weights of the New York avant-garde scene.
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