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Tribe: Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990 - 2014

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Hot on the heels of jny: Detroit trombonist and co-founder of the Tribe Phil Ranelin's Phil Ranelin Collected 2003—2019 (Wide Hive, 2019), comes another funked up spiritual-jazz beauty from the collective. The music on both albums is about as good as jazz ever gets and, given the social divisions being encouraged by reactionary politicians on both ...

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Enrico Rava Quintet: Tribe

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tribe: Message From The Tribe: An Anthology of Tribe Records 1972-1976

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If the 1960s was the decade of sexual liberation and psycho-pharmaceuticals, the 1970s was the decade of self-empowerment and community activism, and nowhere was this more true than in black America. Musicians were among the vanguard of the activists, forming collectives to increase their leverage within the “entertainment" industry and, through education projects, to strengthen their ...

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Tribe: Rebirth

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A volte ritornano. O li fanno ritornare. I Tribe nascono nel 1971, collettivo nel cuore della Detroit nera, dell'urgenza che va oltre la musica, del jazz che cambia e che scende nella giungla urbana più elettrica e estatica che mai: protagonisti il trombone di Phil Ranelin [riscoperto qualche anno fa dall'etichetta Hefty con una manciata di splendide ristampe e ...