Enrico Rava

New York Days (ECM 2064)

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New York Days

Enrico Rava



ECM 120919

ECM 2064



New York Days

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CD 14,03 €

Enrico Rava (tp), Stefano Bollani (p)
Mark Turner (ts), Larry Grenadier (b)
Paul Motian (d).

Avatar Studios, New York, February 2008.

Tracks: 1. Lulù, 2. Improvisation I, 3. Outsider, 4. Certi Angoli Segreti, 5. Interiors, 6. Thank You, Come Again, 7. Count Dracula, 8. Luna Urbana, 9. Improvisation II, 10. Lady Orlando, 11. Blancasnow.

A new transatlantic quintet headed by Italian trumpeter Rava, recorded in New York in 2008 and a first ECM appearance for US tenorist Mark Turner, whose distilled, lean sound references Coltrane, Warne Marsh, Wayne Shorter and others. Turner’s searching, analytical tone is in marked contrast to Enrico’s lyrical flourishes, but the two make a fascinating pairing - especially with the resolutely musical pianist Stefano Bollani finding points of contact, and making his own statements. Add in the gifted bassist Larry Grenadier (last heard on ECM with Charles Lloyd) and that most unpredictable of all drummers, Paul Motian, and you have here a truly remarkable band.