Friday, October 28, 2011

Enrico Rava Quartet - Tribe

Guardian

..... Rava – for many years one of Miles Davis's most authoritative disciples – creates an enchanting album of luxuriant brass textures, alluring ballads, bursts of twisting postbop and memorable soloing. There are slow-shifting songs that turn with a Kenny Wheeler-like poignancy or Carla Bley's wry romanticism, trumpet solos over quietly hustling backdrops, blustery free-jazzy episodes and samba-like sleepwalks. Rava's high sounds and Petrella's voice-like phrasing combine with a spellbinding melody to make Tears for Nada a gorgeous contemporary-jazz ballad, while the title track is unexpectedly funky, and Guidi plays like an abstract Herbie Hancock.

Stumble Upon Toolbar
Post a Comment