Enrico Rava Special Edition
“80 years of Music”
It has been more than 50 years since famed trumpeter Enrico Rava first appeared in the Italian and international jazz scenes. He had initially worked with artists such as Gato Barbieri and Steve Lacy, with whom he spent a brief period in Buenos Aires alongside South African musicians Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo. He later moved to New York where he met and worked with artists such as Roswell Rudd, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie and Cecil Taylor. During the mid-1970’s, he returned to Italy and spent the next few decades leading various groups and producing numerous recordings. His return also sparked a fascination with the Opera, which subsequently influenced two of his albums Rava, L’Opera Va’ and Carmen. Moreover, he ventured into the world of pop through his renditions of selected songs of Michael Jackson, paying an homage to the deceased King of Pop by producing the album On The Dance Floor. He was famously inclined to work with young musicians, which generated the discoveries of artists such as Massimo Urbani, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, Gianluca Petrella, Giovanni Guidi and Francesco Diodati.
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