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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: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Francesco Bearzatti: Zorro e Dintorni

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Già nei primi anni Duemila Francesco Bearzatti era un jazzista apprezzato ed aveva al suo attivo pregevoli dischi per la Caligola e la Auand, oltre a svariate collaborazioni; ma fu all'inizio del 2008 che venne prepotentemente alla ribalta internazionale con il CD Suite for Tina Modotti (Parco della Musica Records). Da quel momento l'affiatatissima formazione, completata ...

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La 23esima edizione di Jazz & Wine of Peace

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La pandemia e le misure precauzionali che ne sono conseguite non fermano il Jazz & Wine of Peace di Cormòns, festival giunto alla ventitreesima edizione che, come gli scorsi anni, porta il pubblico in alcune delle più apprezzate cantine della zona per coniugare musica e gastronomia, entrambe di altissimo livello. Ma se sui vini del Collio ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

Jazz Musician of the Day: Enrico Rava

All About Jazz is celebrating Enrico Rava's birthday today! 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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Salvador Sobral Quartet al Crossroads Reloaded Festival 2020

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Salvador Sobral Quartet Cortile del Palazzo dei Principi Crossroads Reloaded 2020 Correggio 1.8.2020 Il cortile rinascimentale del Palazzo dei Principi di Correggio diventa lo scenario del primo concerto in Italia del cantautore lusitano Salvador Sobral, accompagnato sul palco dal pianista Max Agnas, dal contrabbassista André Rosinha e dal batterista ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gaetano Partipilo: Boom Collective - Live Somewhere

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Italian saxophonist Gaetano Partipilo has been playing and studying music since he was eight. After conservatory studies, Partipilo was engaged to perform by the likes of Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava and Tony Scott. Having spent several months in New York City, Partipilo returned to Italy where he formed the Urban Society project, with whom he recorded ...

Places in Space, in Time

Read "Places in Space, in Time" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Abraham Inc. Together We Stand Table Pounding Music 2019 “Ever since I formed Klezmer Madness! in the mid 1990's I've been exploring the possibilities of adding funk, jazz, and lately hip-hop influences to klezmer," explains David Krakauer, an expert clarinet voice in jazz, klezmer and classical ...

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Jorja Smith, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Jerry Granelli and More New Releases

Read "Jorja Smith, Gary Bartz & Maisha, Jerry Granelli and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The second part of this week's new and upcoming release special brings new gems by Angel Bat Dawid, Caleb Dolister, old gems in new bottles courtesy of Gary Bartz & Maisha and of Jorja Smith diving into the Blue Note catalogue for a neo-classic St. Germain, some family love by the Granellis and the electro-acoustic experimentations ...


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