Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1

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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.

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Piero Umiliani "Treno di notte" Una bella grinta (C.A.M.) 0:16
  • Host talks 2:54
  • Gianluigi Trovesi "Campanello Cammellato" Jazz Italiano Live 2007 (La Repubblica/L'Espresso/Casa Del Jazz) 04:59
  • Enrico Rava, Franco D'Andrea "St. James Infirmary" For Bix & Pops (Philology) 9:18
  • Lee Konitz "Five, Four and Three" Stereokonitz (Okeh) 14:00
  • Host talks 17:30
  • Quatre "Akagera" Earthcake (Label Bleu) 19:10
  • Aldo Romano, Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis + Enrico Rava, Nguyen Le, Bojan Z "Vents qui parlent" 3+3 (Label Bleu) 27:16
  • Enrico Rava, Claudio Fasoli, Franco D'Andrea "L'age mur" Icon (Flex) 34:07
  • Host talks 40:43
  • Gebhard Ullmann "Hendji" Rava -Ullmann-Willers-Lillich-Schaeuble (Nabel) 42:33
  • Marc Ducret "Jeune fille avec un pull gris" Gris (Label Bleu) 48:00
  • Host talks 57:21
  • Roberto Gatto "Giravolta" Sul lungotevere (Musica Jazz) 58:45
  • Rita Marcotulli "Les 400 coups" The Woman Next Door (Label Bleu) 1:09:48
  • Salvatore Bonafede "Polka" Journey to Donnafugata (Cam Jazz) 1:15:11
  • Host talks 1:19:11
  • NEXUS feat "The 4 Elements Little Suite" Urban Shout (Splasc(H)) 1:20:47
  • Foto credit: Roberto Masotti.

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