Enrico Rava, icon of jazz, celebrates his 80th birthday

Enrico Rava turns 80 today, surely the best known and appreciated Italian jazz player on an international level.
Enrico Rava, born in Trieste, appeared on the jazz scene in the mid-60s, quickly establishing himself as one of the most distinguished soloists of European jazz.

His life and career

In his long career, Rava has collaborated not only with the greatest jazz musicians but also with characters of caliber like Andrea Camilleri, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Tullio Altan and Bernardo Bertolucci. In April, and still in progress, the Enrico Rava 80th Anniversary – Special Edition world tour in Italy, the United States and Argentina. The new album “Roma” documents the meeting between the jazz dean, Enrico Rava and Joe Lovano, on the occasion of their penultimate concert of the European tour, which took place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, in November 2018. More 50 years from collaborations with the likes of Gato Barbieri and Steve Lacy, with whom he spent a short season in Buenos Aires with South Africans Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo.
Later, the long stay in New York where he collaborated with artists such as Roswell Rudd, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Cecil Taylor, among many others. In the seventies the return to Italy.
He has published two autobiographical books: “Notes Necessary. Like an autobiography” in collaboration with Alberto Riva (Minimum Fax) and “Meetings with extraordinary musicians. The history of my jazz” (Feltrinelli).

enrico_rava_dnbnLater, the long stay in New York where he collaborated with artists such as Roswell Rudd, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Cecil Taylor, among many others. In the seventies the return to Italy.
He has published two autobiographical books: “Notes Necessary. Like an autobiography” in collaboration with Alberto Riva (Minimum Fax) and “Meetings with extraordinary musicians. The history of my jazz” (Feltrinelli).

 

 

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