Enrico Rava

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Enrico Rava
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Enrico Rava, born in Trieste (Italy) on August 20, 1939, is the most internationally acknowledged Italian jazzman. In his forty year career as trumpet player, and composer he has produced more than a hundred recordings, some thirty as leader. 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 met Gato Barbieri with whom, two years later, he recorded the soundtrack for Montaldo's film "Una bella grinta". Around this time he met Don Cherry, Mal Waldron and Steve Lacy, with whom he played free jazz in a quartet alternating between London and Buenos Aires (it is in Argentina in 1966 that the quartet recorded the album "The Forest and the Zoo"). In 1967 Rava was in New York, where he was introduced to the avant-garde, with players such as are Roswell Rudd, Marion Brown, Rashied Ali, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Haden, Marvin Peterson etc. After an italian parenthesis, during which he played with various musicians including Franco D'Andrea and where he recorded with Lee Konitz in Rome and with Manfred Schoof in Bremen, returning to New York in 1969, where he lived for eight years. At first he played mostly with Rudd, Bill Dixon and Carla Bley's Jazz Composer's Orchestra, under whose direction he contributed to "Escalator Over the Hill". Beginning in 1972, when he recorded his first album as a leader, "Il giro del giorno in 80 mondi", Rava led quartets (in New York clubs and on tours in Europe and Argentina), nearly always in pianoless groups. Over the years he played with a cast that included 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. His tours included the USA, Japan, Canada, Europe, Brazil, China, and Argentina, and included 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 "Musica Jazz" poll, and has also won the title in the "best group" and "best Italian album" categories. He was ranked fourth in the Down Beat 2006 and 2007 trumpet players section. At present he is engaged in several projects including a duo with pianist Stefano Bollani, and the Enrico Rava Quintet (with Gianluca Petrella, Giovanni Guidi, Pietro Leveratto and Fabrizio Sferra).
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21 21916-2 Enrico Rava - Katcharpari album art Rava* Katcharpari (Album) BASF, MPS Records 21 21916-2 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
TPL1 1116 Enrico Rava - Pupa O Crisalide album art Enrico Rava Pupa O Crisalide (Album) RCA TPL1 1116 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
HLL 101-14 Enrico Rava - Jazz A Confronto 14 album art Enrico Rava Jazz A Confronto 14 (Album) Horo Records HLL 101-14 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 (Album) Trova DA-5003 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
ECM 1063 ST, 2310 434 Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim And The Stars album art Enrico Rava The Pilgrim And The Stars (Album) ECM Records ECM 1063 ST, 2310 434 US 1975 Sell This Version
BSR 0011 Enrico Rava - Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi album art Enrico Rava Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi (Album) Black Saint BSR 0011 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
JAPO 60010 ST, JAPO 60 010 ST, 2360 010 Enrico Rava - Quotation Marks album art Rava* Quotation Marks (Album) Japo Records, Japo Records, Japo Records JAPO 60010 ST, JAPO 60 010 ST, 2360 010 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ECM 1078 Enrico Rava - The Plot album art Enrico Rava The Plot (Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1078 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, Album) Dire (2) FO 353 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SN 1114 Enrico Rava - String Band album art Rava* String Band (Album) Soul Note SN 1114 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 Clover 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
PL 1267-35 Enrico Rava - Andata Senza Ritorno album art Allouche* / Danielsson* / Lazarevitch* / Magnoni* / Rava* Allouche* / Danielsson* / Lazarevitch* / Magnoni* / Rava* - Andata Senza Ritorno (Album) Plainisphare PL 1267-35 Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
CDGLP 91030 Enrico Rava - Quatre album art Rava*, D'Andrea*, Vitous*, Humair* Rava*, D'Andrea*, Vitous*, Humair* - Quatre (Album) Gala Records (4) CDGLP 91030 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
NABEL 4632 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 NABEL 4632 Germany 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
CDGLP 91044 Enrico Rava - Earthcake album art Quatre (3) - D'Andrea*, Humair*, Rava*, Vitous* Quatre (3) - D'Andrea*, Humair*, Rava*, Vitous* - Earthcake(CD, Album) Gala Records (4) CDGLP 91044 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
121256-2 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 121256-2 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
LBLC 6559 Enrico Rava - Rava L'Opera Va album art Rava* Rava L'Opera Va (Album) Label Bleu LBLC 6559 France 1993 Sell This Version
CDGLP 91048 Enrico Rava - Chanson album art Enrico Rava Chanson (Album) Gala Records (4) CDGLP 91048 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

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jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

March 31, 2018
edited 9 days 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. He took more of a backseat role in the concert 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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