Enrico Rava

Veruno (Italy)

The stage is realized with the platforms 6S - Standard, the coverage with QPE - Resil.In the concert of Veruno, a known town set on the morainic hills of the Piedmontese Prealps, center of concerts to which every year participates the best names of the Italian jazz, Enrico Rava exhibited with a classical quartet: trumpet, trombone, contrabbasso and drums.
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During the long and fundamental stages in Buenos Aires, New York and London, where he also participates in the experimental avant-garde, Enrico Rava crosses the roads of Chet Baker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, João Gilberto and those of a lot of other myths of the XX century. And it is really João Gilberto that gives him a suggestion of which Rava will make a treasure: «Play the necessary notes only. The other ones, try not to play them.» It will choose it in fact as title of his autobiography (Note necessarie, 2004, Minimum Fax publishing), extraordinary document on the jazz from the Years 1960s to our days, fruit of a long work developed by the journalist and musical reviewer Alberto Riva.
Rava's concert was followed by thousand of impassioned.

Enrico Rava would never have guessed to become a musician. «I was impassioned, to ten I had made a small altar to Bix Beiderbecke, I strummed the piano and I began to collect a lot of disks.I knew everything. To understand better, at high school with some friends we challenged ourselves with some questions such as: ''Who played the clarinet in the disk of Tom, Dick an Harry in thousand nine hundred and who knows?''.»
«I lived in Turin, in the daytime I worked in the firm of my father and the evening I played.The idea to do it for like a job was some as to think about becoming cow-boy or aviator.In Italy there was only Nunzio Rotondo that was jazz player of profession and few others that played in the orchestra of the Rai, the national television.There were other bands, but the people that formed them lived with another occupation: lawyers, dentists or who knows what else.»
The beginning sees him caught with a trombone (seized in a closet after a failure), but the definitive love at first sight arrives an evening of 1957: in Turin Miles Davis played, «... and the following day I went to buy a trumpet.»
Enrico Rava (Trieste, 1939) is the best internationally known italian jazz-man.

He was casually born in Trieste in a Turinese family, and his long career that from provincial Italy of the years '50 brought him to follow his own nomadic spirit in every corner of the world
Rava collaborated with absolute protagonists of the modern musical scene, such as Gato Barbieri Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Michel Petrucciani, Pat Metheny, Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Lyons, Mal Waldron, Marion Brown, Marvin Peterson, Paul Motian.
Production and installation
Ver1Musica, musical cultural association of Veruno, town of the province of Novara (Italy)

Materials used in this production

6S - Standard

Scissor legs platforms

7QX30 - Square trusses 29 cm

Aluminium trusses

QPE - Resil


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