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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 = 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

For Mario (Live)

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

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rava Herbert Guidi: For Mario (Live)

Read "For Mario (Live)" reviewed by Serena Antinucci

I suoni ci sommergono come acqua che entra senza preavviso, ci lasciano stesi con le braccia inchiodate. Non siamo più sulla terra, non percepiamo più il peso del corpo. Accettiamo il nostro distacco temporaneo. L'ascolto del disco di Enrico Rava, Matthew Herbert e Giovanni Guidi, dal titolo For Mario (Live), uscito solo in digitale il 22 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Giovanni Falzone Open Quartet: L'albero delle fate

Read "L'albero delle fate" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso

"L'albero delle fate racconta di un luogo speciale. Da alcuni anni amo molto trascorrere il mio poco tempo libero sul delizioso Lago di Endine dove cammino, osservo, penso, immagino... e dove riesco a percepire la vita nella sua essenzialità e bellezza più alta, laddove è a contatto con la natura. Per questo mio nuovo lavoro discografico, ...

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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Lee Konitz: Il Ricordo di D'Andrea, Fasoli, Giuliani, Pieranunzi, Rava e Tommaso.

Read "Lee Konitz: Il Ricordo di D'Andrea, Fasoli, Giuliani, Pieranunzi, Rava e Tommaso." reviewed by Paolo Marra

Il sassofonista Lee Konitz è stato una delle figure più influenti del jazz moderno non solo per il suono unico al contralto e un senso dell'improvvisazione senza eguali, ma anche per essere rimasto nell'arco della sua lunga carriera sempre fedele a sé stesso ponendo la musica come protagonista assoluta della sua espressività, senza inutili esibizionismi.

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Jazz from Europe on ECM (1972 - 1976)

Read "Jazz from Europe on ECM (1972 - 1976)" reviewed by Russell Perry

Previously in this series we have surveyed record labels as representative of the jazz trends in their times—for example bebop on Dial in the 40s, mainstream jazz on Verve in the 50s, and hard bop on Blue Note in the 60s. The German label ECM can be seen as representative of a major trend of the ...

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A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 4

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The immuno-booster series goes on... Here's another eclectic mixtape bringing you uplifting and soothing music recommended by jazz musicians. The fourth installment of this mix-tape series features selections by Nik Bartsch, Jamie Baum, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow, Alessandra Bossa, Jakob Bro, Moppa Elliott, Federica Michisanti, Chris Potter, Enrico Rava, Louis Sclavis, Mazz Swift ...

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Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970

Read "Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Time for 50th anniversary Blue Notes from April, 1970 from Duke Pearson (It Could Only Happen With You), Horace Silver (That Healin' Feelin'), Chick Corea (The Song Of Singing), and Wayne Shorter (Moto Grosso Feio). We've also got BN-21 from January 6, 1939 with Albert Ammons on the 88s. Along the way, Stanley Turrentine, Erik Jekabson, ...

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Danilo Rea: Jazz, Mina e altri incontri

Read "Danilo Rea: Jazz, Mina e altri incontri" reviewed by Paolo Marra

Tra i primi giovani jazzisti a Roma a metà degli anni '70, il pianista e compositore Danilo Rea nella sua intensa e lunga carriera ha tracciato, insieme ai suoi illustri colleghi Roberto Gatto, Enzo Pietropaoli e Fabrizio Sferra, le linee guida per le nuove generazioni di musicisti del panorama jazz italiano. Diverse le sue ...


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