Italian Ballads

Italian Ballads

by Enrico Rava
     
 

On this CD, the lyrical trumpeter Enrico Rava performs themes from Fellini movies, operas and classical music, along with three originals by band members. Despite its title, not all of the selections are taken at slower tempos, but there is an emphasis on memorable and haunting melodies. The results, which do not quite fit in as avant-garde or world music, are… See more details below

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On this CD, the lyrical trumpeter Enrico Rava performs themes from Fellini movies, operas and classical music, along with three originals by band members. Despite its title, not all of the selections are taken at slower tempos, but there is an emphasis on memorable and haunting melodies. The results, which do not quite fit in as avant-garde or world music, are certainly jazz. Rava, guitarists Domenico Carliri and Roberto Cecchetto, and guest Richard Galliano on accordion get some individual improvisations, generally remaining within the mood of each piece while stretching its boundaries a bit. Barbara Casini's occasional vocals in Italian are a strong asset, and she comes across much closer to a bossa nova singer than to an opera star. Definitely an intriguing set.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/1997
Label:
MUSIC MASTERS JAZZ
UPC:
0016126516622
catalogNumber:
65166

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Enrico Rava   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Richard Galliano   Accordion
Domenico Caliri   Guitar,Soloist
Roberto Cecchetto   Guitar,Soloist
U.T. Ghandi   Percussion,Drums
Giovanni Maier   Double Bass
Barbara Casini   Vocals
Maier   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
Enrico Rava   Arranger
Riccardo Cocciante   Composer
Todd Barkan   Producer,Liner Notes
Domenico Caliri   Arranger
Giovanni Maier   Arranger
Tetsuo Hara   Producer,Mastering
Maier   Arranger
Shuji Kitamura   Mastering
Chiaki Okada   Illustrations,Cover Art
Maurizio Soranzo   Engineer

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