Enrico Rava

Enrico Rava

Also known as E. Rava, Rava, Rava Quartet
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.enricorava.com/, http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Rava

Discography of Enrico Rava:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Pilgrim And The Stars 7 Audio 1975 ECM Records
2 Live At Birdland Neuburg 6 Audio 2000 Double Moon Records
3 Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi 7 Audio 1976-12-28 Black Saint
4 Where Are You 12 Audio 1994 Modern Times
5 The Pilgrim And The Stars 7 Audio 2008
6 New York Days 11 Audio 2009
7 The Plot 6 Audio
8 Tati 12 Audio 2005
9 Toucan 6 Audio 1989 A Témpo
10 Quotation Marks 7 Audio 1976
11 The Pilgrim And The Stars 7 Audio
12 Walter Gürtler & Vanni Moretto Present: Enrico Rava & Mario Rusca 10 Audio 1997 Giants Of Jazz
13 The Plot 6 Audio 1977
14 Voyeur, Voyeur 7 Audio 1991 OPEN MINDS
15 Rava Ullmann Willers Lillich Schäuble 6 Audio 1989 NABEL
16 Easy Living 9 Audio 2004
17 Andata Senza Ritorno 6 Audio 1988 Plainisphare
18 The Plot 6 Audio 1977 ECM Records
19 The Pilgrim And The Stars 7 Audio 1975 ECM Records
20 Quotation Marks 10 Audio 2006 Japo Records
21 What A Day!!! 10 Audio 2002 Platinum (8)
22 Chanson 16 Audio 2002 Platinum (8)
23 Quatre 8 Audio 2002 Platinum (8)
24 Secrets 7 Audio 1987 Soul Note
25 Icon 11 Audio 1998 Flex Records (5)
26 Certi Angoli Segreti 10 Audio 1998
27 Rava Plays Rava 13 Audio Philology
28 Full Of Life 11 Audio 2003 C.A.M. Jazz
29 String Band 8 Audio 1984 Soul Note
30 Bella 6 Audio 1994 Philology
31 Electric Five 11 Audio 1995 Soul Note
32 Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi 7 Audio 1993 Black Saint
33 Ragazzi Selvaggi 14 Audio 1998 Ricordi
34 Italian Ballads 15 Audio 1996 Venus Records (5)
35 The Third Man 12 Audio 2007
36 Renaissance 9 Audio 2002 Venus Records (5)
37 Le Cose Inutili 10 Audio Philology
38 Radio Days 13 Audio Philology
39 Flashback 9 Audio Philology
40 Jazzitaliano Live 2006 8 Audio 2006 Casa Del Jazz
41 Jazzitaliano Live 2009 6 Audio 2009 Casa Del Jazz
42 Live At JazzBO' 90 7 Audio 2006 Philology
43 For Bix And Pops 11 Audio 1996 Philology
44 Shades Of Chet 9 Audio 1999 Via Veneto Jazz
45 Montréal Diary /B 8 Audio 2002 Label Bleu
46 Noir 10 Audio 1996 Label Bleu
47 Nausicaa 10 Audio 1994
48 [Vento] 12 Audio 2000 Label Bleu
49 Carmen 9 Audio 1995 Label Bleu
50 Rava L'Opera Va 8 Audio 1993 Label Bleu

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste (Italy) 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 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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