Aujourd'hui: La poésie d'Enrico Rava à la Philharmonie

Publié le par Paul Moes

Mercredi 3 décembre 2008 à 20.00 heures à la Philharmonie
- Salle de Musique de Chambre -

 

 

Enrico Rava Quintet

Enrico Rava

trumpet

Gianluca Petrella trombone

Giovanni Guidi piano

Pietro Leveratto bass

Fabrizio Sferra drums

 

 

«Comme peu d’autres musiciens européens, Rava parvient à transformer le pouvoir des images, la poésie des émotions et les différents moments de la vie quotidienne en sons pleins de poésie.» (Gerd Filtgen/Fono Forum)

 

Enrico Rava est un trompettiste de jazz italien né à Trieste le 20 août 1939.

A 18 ans, c’est un concert de Miles Davis à Turin (où sa famille s’est installée), qui le convainc d’oublier le trombone pour se consacrer à la trompette.

Dans les années 60, son horizon s’élargit et il rencontre plusieurs musiciens étrangers en compagnie de qui le goût lui vient de l’aventure, ce qui l’emmène en Argentine puis à New York où il s’installe pour 8 ans en 1969.

Il a collaboré avec de grands musiciens, comme Gato Barbieri, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Michel Petrucciani, John Abercrombie, Joe Henderson, Paul Motian, Richard Galliano, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Lovano et Roswell Rudd.

Il a été plusieurs fois élu meilleur musicien dans le référendum annuel conduit par "Musica Jazz", et a également gagné le titre dans les catégories du "meilleur groupe" et du "meilleur album italien".

En 1999, il fonde un quintet avec le trompettiste Paolo Fresu avec qui il enregistre "Shades Of Chet" pour Label Bleu. Il joue également et enregistre en duo, en compagnie du jeune pianiste Stefano Bollani.

Actuellement il est le leader d'un quintet qui regroupe: Gianluca Petrella (trombone), Roberto Gatto (batterie), Rosario Bonaccorso (contrebasse) et Stefano Bollani

 

Trumpet, flugelhorn, composition.

Enrico Rava, born in Trieste 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 07.
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 09.

JazzPar 2002 / Cavaliere delle Arti e delle Lettere

 

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