Enrico Rava

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Enrico Rava
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Enrico Rava, born in Trieste (Italy) on August 20, 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 hundred recordings, thirty 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 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, 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 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. Jenny-Clark, Misha Mengelberg, Dino Saluzzi, Lee Konitz, Martial Solal, Pat Metheny Charlie Mariano, Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Archie Shepp etc. He has played on tours and concerts in USA, Japan, Canada, Europe, Brazil, China, Argentina, taking part in important Festivals (Montreal, Toronto, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York,Rio De Janeiro,Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Perugia, Antibes, Berlin, Paris Tokyo, Peking, etc). He has several times been elected best musician in the annual referendum conducted by "Musica Jazz", and has also won the title in the "best group" and "best italian album" categories. He ranked the 4th place on the Down Beat 2006 and 2007 trumpet players special chart. At present, he plays in several concerts with several projects including a duo with pianist Stefano Bollani and the Enrico Rava Quintet, composed by affirmed musicians as Gianluca Petrella, Giovanni Guidi, Pietro Leveratto and Fabrizio Sferra. " The third Man", the new Enrico Rava Cd (a duet with Stefano Bollani) for ECM has been released in September 2007.
A new album "New York Days" with an all star quintet: Mike Turner, Stefano Bollani, Larry Grenadier, Paul Motian, will be released for ECM records in january 2009.
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Enrico Rava - Katcharpari album art Rava* Katcharpari (Album) BASF, MPS Records Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars album art Enrico Rava The Pilgrim And The Stars (Album) ECM Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Jazz A Confronto 14 album art Enrico Rava Jazz A Confronto 14 (Album) Horo Records Italy 1975 Sell This Version
DA-5003 Enrico Rava - El Convidado album art Enrico Rava, Aga Taura Confab Enrico Rava, Aga Taura Confab - El Convidado(LP, Album) Trova DA-5003 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
TPL1 1116 Enrico Rava - Pupa O Crisalide album art Enrico Rava Pupa O Crisalide(LP, Album) RCA TPL1 1116 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi album art Enrico Rava Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi (Album) Black Saint Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Quotation Marks album art Rava* Quotation Marks (Album) Japo Records, Japo Records, Japo Records Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - The Plot album art Enrico Rava The Plot (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records US 1977 Sell This Version
FO 353 Enrico Rava - Sea Serpent album art Bruce Johnson (4)John Abercrombie, Enrico Rava, Chip White, Hugo Heredia, Bonnie Brown Bruce Johnson (4)John Abercrombie, Enrico Rava, Chip White, Hugo Heredia, Bonnie Brown - Sea Serpent(LP) Dire (2) FO 353 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - String Band album art Rava* String Band (Album) Soul Note Italy 1984 Sell This Version
FLC 5075 Enrico Rava - Nexus Meets Enrico Rava album art Nexus (50) & Enrico Rava Nexus (50) & Enrico Rava - Nexus Meets Enrico Rava(LP, Album) Four Leaf Records FLC 5075 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
SN 1164 CD Enrico Rava - Secrets album art Rava* Secrets(CD, Album) Soul Note SN 1164 CD Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Andata Senza Ritorno album art Allouche* / Danielsson* / Lazarevitch* / Magnoni* / Rava* Allouche* / Danielsson* / Lazarevitch* / Magnoni* / Rava* - Andata Senza Ritorno (Album) Plainisphare Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Rava Ullmann Willers Lillich Schäuble album art Gebhard Ullmann, Enrico Rava, Andreas Willers, Martin Lillich, Nikolaus Schäuble Gebhard Ullmann, Enrico Rava, Andreas Willers, Martin Lillich, Nikolaus Schäuble - Rava Ullmann Willers Lillich Schäuble (Album) NABEL Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Quatre album art Rava*, D'Andrea*, Vitous*, Humair* Rava*, D'Andrea*, Vitous*, Humair* - Quatre (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1989 Sell This Version
ATCD883 Enrico Rava - Toucan album art Giochi Proibiti Con Enrico Rava Giochi Proibiti Con Enrico Rava - Toucan(CD, Album) A Témpo ATCD883 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - I'll Be Around album art Tiziana Ghiglioni / Enrico Rava / Mal Waldron Tiziana Ghiglioni / Enrico Rava / Mal Waldron - I'll Be Around (Album) Soul Note Italy 1991 Sell This Version
OM 2404-2 Enrico Rava - Voyeur, Voyeur album art Sigi Finkel's Powerstation featuring Enrico Rava and Wolfgang Reisinger Sigi Finkel's Powerstation featuring Enrico Rava and Wolfgang Reisinger - Voyeur, Voyeur(CD, Album) OPEN MINDS OM 2404-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
MJB 003 CD Enrico Rava - Pyramides album art François Cotinaud Quartet , Featuring Enrico Rava, Glenn Ferris François Cotinaud Quartet , Featuring Enrico Rava, Glenn Ferris - Pyramides(CD, Album) Musivi MJB 003 CD France 1992 Sell This Version
SNT 30292 Enrico Rava - To... album art Enzo Pietropaoli Strings Project featuring Enrico Rava Enzo Pietropaoli Strings Project featuring Enrico Rava - To...(CD, Album) Sentemo Records SNT 30292 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
581291 Enrico Rava - Tribute To Mingus album art Enrico RavaFrançois JeanneauHervé SellinFrançois MechaliAndré Ceccarelli Enrico RavaFrançois JeanneauHervé SellinFrançois MechaliAndré Ceccarelli - Tribute To Mingus(CD, Album) Adda 581291 France 1992 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Rava L'Opera Va album art Rava* Rava L'Opera Va (Album) Label Bleu France 1993 Sell This Version
Enrico Rava - Chanson album art Enrico Rava Chanson (Album) Gala Records (4) Italy 1994 Sell This Version
CDPIA 037 Enrico Rava - Winter Sky album art Nello Toscano With Enrico Rava Nello Toscano With Enrico Rava - Winter Sky(CD, Album) Penta Flowers CDPIA 037 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
SCA 037 Enrico Rava - Nausicaa album art Enrico Rava - Enrico Pieranunzi Enrico Rava - Enrico Pieranunzi - Nausicaa(CD, Album) EGEA, Quadrivium (2) SCA 037 Italy 1994 Sell This Version

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jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

March 31, 2018
edited 6 months ago
One of gods gift to the world and a real nice guy signed all my CDs with a smile when I saw him live in Buffalo N.Y. In 2011. Took more of a backseat role with his age ( I.e. blown chops?). Surprisingly couldn’t speak very good English but who cares I can’t speak Italian.....

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