Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
229

Enrico Rava: Ragazzi Selvaggi

By

Sign in to view read count Views
Veteran trumpeter Enrico Rava dedicates Ragazzi Selvaggi to the mythic Beat Generation, the literature it inspired, the lifestyle it introduced and the movement it became. The sounds that Rava uses to evoke the Beat life are actually inspired by Bernard Hermann's orchestral work (which dominated the most popular films during the Beat era), as opposed to the late great composer's jazzier and edgier work.

But the combination of this with the improvised sound of Rava's jazz quartet, augmented by clarinetist Tony Scott (who Rava calls "one of the last few greats capable of giving us lost emotions"), makes Ragazzi Selvaggi a great work of serious art.

The Italian Rava's writing beautifully expresses the art of his musicianship and conveys the sense of freedom implied with the Beats. It's an engaging sound, giving the listener the freedom to delve within the music while Rava's orchestra swings wildly back and forth. Rava's writing also highlights the intense soulfulness in the reed work of Tony Scott, a most ideal partner and one who understands this music well.

Ragazzi Selvaggi offers a wider aspect of Rava's musicianship and is an album not to be missed. Truly, one of the most important release on the today's European jazz scene.

Songs:1. Wild Dance; 2. Il Destino; 3. L'Amicizia; 4. Il Sesso; 5. Il Viaggio; 6. La noia delle donne; 7. L'esibizione degli uomini; 8. Il Destino 2; 9. Il Pranzo dei Ricchi; 10. Animali della Notte; 11. La solitudine; 12. L'incubo; 13. Il Poeta; 14. Il Successo.

| Record Label: Ricordi | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop For Jazz

CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
General Articles
Live Reviews
Read more articles
This Wild Dance
This Wild Dance
ECM Records
2015
buy
Wild Dance
Wild Dance
ECM Records
2015
buy
Rava on the Dance Floor
Rava on the Dance...
ECM Records
2013
buy
[no cover]
Shades Of Chet
EGEA
2011
buy
Tribe
Tribe
ECM Records
2011
buy
[no cover]
The Complete...
EGEA
2010
buy

More Articles

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.