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Enrico Rava

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Enrico Rava (born 20 August 1939 in Trieste, Italy), is a prolific jazz trumpeter and arguably one of the best known Italian jazz musicians. He originally played trombone, changing to the trumpet after hearing Miles Davis. His first commercial work was as a member of Gato Barbieri's Italian quintet in the mid-1960s; in the late 1960s he was a member of Steve Lacy's group. In 1967 Rava moved to New York City, and one month later became a member of the group Gas Mask, a group that had one LP on Tonsil Records in 1970. He has played with artists such as Carla Bley, Jeanne Lee, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz and Roswell Rudd. Chiefly an exponent of bebop jazz, Enrico Rava has also played successfully in avant-garde settings. His style may partly recall Kenny Wheeler's in its spareness and lightness of tone, albeit Rava's is harmonically simpler. In the 1970s and 1980s he worked with Pat Metheny, Michel Petrucciani, John Abercrombie, Joe Henderson, Richard Galliano, Miroslav Vitouš, Andrea...

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On Apr 15, 2015. 12:45pm
Kez said

Blooming Brilliant! I had too check if this was the great Miles Davis. Sublime....

On Jun 27, 2017. 9:19am
Christopher Lynch said

Love and recommended Enrico Rava's stunning 1975 album, "The Pilgrim And The Stars". Unlike much if not most of the commercial, insipid, formulaic fusion of that era, it really is meaningful.
Christopher Lynch.

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