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Enrico Rava

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin.

In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom, two years later, he records the soundtrack for Montaldo's film "Una bella grinta". In those years he meets Don Cherry, Mal Waldron and Steve Lacy, with whom he plays free jazz in a quartet alternating between London and Buenos Aires (it is in Argentina in 1966 that the quartet records the album "The Forest and the Zoo").

In 1967 Rava is in New York, where he is introduced into the free avant-garde, among which are Roswell Rudd, Marion Brown, Rashied Ali, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Haden, Marvin Peterson etc.

After an italian parenthesis, during which he plays with various musicians including Franco D'Andrea and where he records with Lee Konitz in Rome and with Manfred Schoof in Bremen, he returns to New York in 1969, where he lives for eight years.

At first he plays mostly with Rudd, Bill Dixon and Carla Bley's Jazz Composer's Orchestra, under whose direction he records "Escalator Over the Hill".

Beginning in 1972, when he records his first album as a leader, "Il giro del giorno in 80 mondi", Rava directs quartets (in New York clubs and on tours in Europe and Argentina), nearly always in pianoless groups. The playings and recordings follow one another, in a precious and uninterrupted flow, beside acknowledged italian, european and american musicians such as Franco D'Andrea, Enrico Pieranunzi, Marcello Melis, Massimo Urbani, Paolo Fresu, Pietro Tonolo, Stefano Bollani, Roberto Gatto, John Abercrombie, Roswell Rudd, Miroslav Vitous, Richard Galliano, J.F. Jenny-Clark, Misha Mengelberg, Dino Saluzzi, Lee Konitz, Martial Solal, Charlie Mariano, the Globe Unity Orchestra, Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Archie Shepp etc.

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Jazz and Wine of Peace 2023

Read "Jazz and Wine of Peace 2023" reviewed by Luca A. d'Agostino


A collection of photos from the Jazz and Wine of Peace 2023 in Cormòns (Italy) from October 26, 2023 to October 29, 2023 featuring Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Omar Sosa, Marco Colonna, Patrizio Fariselli, Joel Ross and Vincent Peirani. ...

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Enrico Rava: The Song Is You

Read "The Song Is You" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


There are times when the reason for listening is that something is beautiful. What exactly qualifies as beautiful is one of the long-running controversies in Western philosophy, not a matter for amateur debate when the contributors include people such as Hume, Kant, or Hegel. Surely, above the pay grade of the average critic. Not everyone thinks that Chet Baker always played beautifully. For sure, there were many times Baker was not worth hearing. But his admirers will tell ...

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Enrico Rava: The Song Is You

Read "The Song Is You" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Non sempre gli incontri tra grandi musicisti producono risultati artistici all'altezza delle aspettative, necessariamente alte, e spesso procurano invece delusioni più o meno cocenti. Fortunatamente non è questo il caso della coppia formata dal trombettista Enrico Rava e dal pianista Fred Hersch, entrambi musicisti ampiamente affermati e senza bisogno di presentazioni, ma che finora non avevano mai incrociato le proprie strade. L'inedita collaborazione è iniziata con una breve serie di concerti in Italia nell'estate 2021, in cui i ...

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Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Enrico Rava: 2 Blues for Cecil

Read "2 Blues for Cecil" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


È già stato detto molto, di questo album. Appuntamento al vertice di tre musicisti, che in momenti diversi hanno incrociato la personalità magmatica di Cecil Taylor e la sua musica. Andrew Cyrille, William Parker ed Enrico Rava, nell'ordine alfabetico in cui sono elencati dal disco, hanno dato vita al trio per la prima volta nel 2016, con un'esibizione al Whitney Museum di New York. Dopo un nuovo incontro in Francia, nel 2020, sono entrati in studio a Parigi ...

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Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch: The Song Is You

Read "The Song Is You" reviewed by Chris May


Flashbacks pop up immediately on registering the instrumentation (flugelhorn and piano) and material (jazz standards and Great American Songbook ballads) on Enrico Rava and Fred Hersch's The Song Is You. Among them, Chet Baker and Paul Bley's Diane (Steeplechase, 1985) and Baker and Enrico Pieranunzi's The Heart Of The Ballad (Philology, 1988). The Baker association is affirmed by The Song Is You's opening track, Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Retrato em Branco e Preto." Rava's intimate, caressing tone and ...

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Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


A collection of photos from the Bergamo Jazz Festival from March 16 to 20 2022, featuring Maria Pia De Vito (Artistic Director) Brad Mehldau, Fred Hersch Trio and Enrico Rava, Vijay Iyer Trio, Roberto Gatto Quartet, Tania Giannouli, Jakob Bro Trio, Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds, Ava Mendoza, Rob Mazurek and Gabriele Mitelli Star Splitter, Giornale di bordo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba e Aimée Nuviola, Jimmy Katz Exhibition and more. ...

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Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava: 2 Blues For Cecil

Read "2 Blues For Cecil" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Cecil Taylor's music was not for the faint of heart. The legendary pianist who performed like a combination of poet-percussionist-dancer rests now, but there is little doubt that discoveries from the archives will continue to be unearthed or reissued. In the meantime, tribute albums as eclectic as Taylor himself have been surfacing since he passed in 2018. Among the best was Six Encomiums for Cecil Taylor (Tzadik, 2018) from the Winged Serpents collective that included top pianists Craig Taborn, Kris ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom, ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom, ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom, ...

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Enrico Rava and Joe Lovano Release Roma on ECM Records. Out Now!

Enrico Rava and Joe Lovano Release Roma on ECM Records. Out Now!

Source: ECM Records

Enrico Rava, the doyen of Italian jazz, joined forces with Joe Lovano, masterful US tenorist of Sicilian heritage, for a brief tour in November 2018. On this album, recorded live at Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica, the two masters lead a spirited quintet that includes lyrical pianist Giovanni Guidi, dynamic drummer Gerald Cleaver and virtuosic bassist Dezron Douglas (making his ECM debut here). Well-loved tunes by the two bandleaders form the core of the program, including Enrico’s intricate “Interiors” and ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom... ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom... ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom... ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today!

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom... ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today! Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom... ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today! Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939, is undoubtedly the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In forty years of his career as trumpet player, and composer, he has produced more than ninety recordings, tweny-five of which as a leader. Being a great admirer of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, his career started at an early age, when he played in clubs in Turin. In 1962, he meets Gato Barbieri with whom... ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

2 Blues for Cecil

TUM Records
2022

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The Song Is You

ECM Records
2022

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Edizione Speciale

ECM Records
2021

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For Mario (Live)

Accidental Records
2020

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Roma

ECM Records
2019

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Wild Dance

ECM Records
2015

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Blues for Cecil No. 2

From: 2 Blues for Cecil
By Enrico Rava

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