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Enrico Rava Quintet: Tribe

Read "Tribe" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Trumpeter Enrico Rava has enjoyed a sustained late-career, creative high since returning to ECM with Easy Living (ECM, 2004) after an absence of 20 years. With a largely new and exciting lineup, Tribe balances new compositions with reworked older material, all imbued with Rava's trademark lyricism, embracing warmth and melodic strength. As the 2008 Touchstone Series ...

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Enrico Rava Quintet: Tribe

Read "Tribe" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Enrico Rava torna a incidere per la ECM di Manfred Eicher a due anni di distanza da New York Days, insieme a Petrella, Guidi, Sferra, Evangelista e Ancillotto, musicisti esperti, anche se alcuni ancora molto giovani, capaci di intendere al meglio sia la filosofia musicale del leader che le consuete attitudini dell'etichetta bavarese. Tribe è un album dalla cifra ...

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Enrico Rava Quintet: Tribe

Read "Tribe" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Italian trumpet virtuoso Enrico Rava masters improvised atmospheric landscapes on Tribe. His thick, dark horn quests for firm structure and often, not finding anything solid, rolls back and forth over the rhythm section as it collaboratively meanders through the soundscape. Being drawn into the adventure is almost irresistible.

“Amnesia" sets the expectation that this ...

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Enrico Rava Quintet: Tribe

Read "Tribe" reviewed by John Kelman

Plenty has happened since Enrico Rava last recorded with his working quintet. All but the piano chair remained stable between Easy Living (ECM, 2004) and The Words And The Days (ECM, 2007), but trombonist Gianluca Petrella is the sole remnant on Tribe. “Change is good," they say, and if the rest of Rava's quintet consists of ...

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Enrico Rava Quintet: The Words and the Days

Read "The Words and the Days" reviewed by John Kelman

For some, jazz is an either/or: either it's deeply and clearly rooted in the American tradition, or it isn't jazz. What's not necessarily apparent with musicians seemingly distanced from that tradition is that it's an artistic choice that shouldn't be viewed as a lack of familiarity with the music's roots. Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava has spent ...

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Enrico Rava Quintet: The Words and the Days

Read "The Words and the Days" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci sono musicisti che hanno ormai il sapore dei classici. Enrico Rava è uno di questi. Quando metti nel lettore un suo CD, sai già cosa ti puoi aspettare. Ma questo, lungi dal creare nell'ascoltatore il fenomeno del déjà-vu, lo porta immediatamente in una “zona di conforto”. Lo porta dentro una delicata melodia, con un suono che mette i ...