Artist: Enrico Rava
Album: Edizione Speciale
02. Once Upon A Summertime / Theme for Jessica Tatum
03. Wild Dance
04. The Fearless Five
05. Le Solite Cose / Diva
06. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
Enrico Rava, long a key figure in European jazz, has been a mentor for successive generations of Italian players. His celebratory Edizione special, recorded live at the Middelheim Festival in Antwerp, brings together a team of young improvisers who play his music with fire and elan, accompanying his fountain of melodic ideas, while also taking advantage of the free space that the extensive musical forms open up.
The group’s repertoire includes material from the trumpeter/flugelhornist’s early recording Enrico Rava Quartet (1978) and Wild Dance (2015), plus a rendition of “Once Upon a Summertime” – the English version of Michel Legrand’s “La valse des lilas” – as well as the universally known Cuban song “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas”.
Enrico Rava – Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Francesco Bearzatti – tenor saxophone
Francesco Diodati – Guitar
Giovanni Guidi – Piano
Gabriele Evangelista – Double Bass
Enrico Morello – Drums