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Enrico Rava

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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 = 3627}} 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 = 3958}}, 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 = 8463}} 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

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Enrico Morello: Movimenti ritmici dell'esistenza

Read "Enrico Morello: Movimenti ritmici dell'esistenza" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Dopo aver messo a frutto prestigiose esperienze, tra le quali la militanza nel New Quartet di Enrico Rava, il giovane batterista Enrico Morello arriva all'esordio discografico da leader con Cyclic Signs (Auand Records). Grazie ad una scrittura complessa e ricercata, Morello riesce a coinvolgere l'ascoltatore a livello sensoriale ed emotivo mettendo in luce le sue spiccate ...

Article: Album Review

Enrico Morello: Cyclic Signs

Read "Cyclic Signs" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Esponente di una nuova generazione di musicisti che si muovono sulla scena nazionale con notevole vitalità e versatilità, il batterista Enrico Morello si è messo in luce in contesti diversi, collaborando con un veterano come Enrico Rava, che lo ha inserito nel proprio New Quartet accanto a Francesco Diodati e Gabriele Evangelista, poi nel sestetto Special ...

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Franco D'Andrea: sfumature di una vita dedicata al jazz

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Abbiamo intervistato in occasione dei suoi ottant'anni, compiuti lo scorso 8 marzo, il pianista e compositore Franco D'Andrea. Ne è scaturito il racconto di un uomo dedito con inesauribile curiosità, studio e talento alla poetica del jazz. Come afferma lui stesso-"Il jazz mi ha dato una direzione, ha reso la mia vita coerente con un obiettivo ...

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Article: Album Review

Joe Lovano: Garden of Expression

Read "Garden of Expression" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Joe Lovano's entire recording career has been in the company of jazz greats since his debut with the Paul Motian Quintet in 1985. Lovano's hard bop days seem like a distant memory since his association with ECM began. Garden of Expression is the saxophonist's second project with his Trio Tapestry of pianist Marilyn Crispell, and drummer ...

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Giovanni Guidi - il momento della rinascita

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Nato a Foligno nel febbraio 1985, l'ancor giovane pianista Giovanni Guidi ha cominciato presto a mettersi in luce nel panorama del jazz italiano, divenendone uno dei più interessanti enfant prodige. Tomorrow Never Knows, il suo primo CD da leader destinato al mercato giapponese, risale al 2006, anno in cui fu inciso e pubblicato. Più o meno ...

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Article: Radio

Tenor Titans - More Fabulous Playing From Joe Lovano

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For almost forty years, as Joe Lovano has been growing as an artist, he has produced a discography as a leader in a wide range of formats from duos and trios to nonets, dectets and large ensembles. Always in demand, his guest appearances on other leaders' dates have produced some of his best work. This is ...

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Mauro Sigura Quartet: Terra Vetro

Read "Terra Vetro" reviewed by Chris May


Although the Italian oud player and composer Mauro Sigura bills his band as a world-jazz group which combines traditional Ottoman-Mediterranean music with modern European jazz, the band's sophomore album is not full-on, capped-up World Jazz in the manner of, say, fellow oudist Anouar Brahem's Blue Maqams (ECM, 2017). That album, made with double bassist Dave Holland, ...

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For Mario (Live)

Label: Accidental Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four; Part Five.

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A Night at the Jazz Circus! - Companion Mixtape

Read "A Night at the Jazz Circus! - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


From Charles Gayle's alter ego, Streets the Clown, to the music performed by the Kamikaze Ground Crew for the Flying Karamazov Brothers, from the countless jazz renditions of the iconi themes that Nino Rota wrote for Federico Fellini's movies to the equally countless jazz tunes inspired by circus acts... Jazz and Circus have a long history ...


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