La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

by Tommaso-Rava Quartet


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Aficionados of European films will especially enjoy these treatments of movie themes, featuring a quartet jointly led by bassist Giovanni Tommaso and trumpeter/flügelhornist Enrico Rava, with pianist Stefano Bollani and drummer Roberto Gatto. Throughout the recording, there is a consistent sense of interplay where no one seems relegated to a role in the musical background. The highlight of these studio sessions is the extended, dramatic treatment of "La Dolce Vita," which unfolds into a multi-faceted arrangement that makes it seem like it would have made a fine film score itself. Rava's muted horn is the centerpiece of "Mondo Cane" (which incorporates the well-known song "More"). "Cronoca Familiare" mixes a solid hard bop foundation with adventurous solo flights by Bollani and Rava. There are also several originals written by the band's members. The bassist contributed the tense "Cinema Moderno," a piece full of delightful twists in a post-bop setting, as well as the lush ballad "La Prima Volta." Rava contributed the playful "Il Sogno di Hitchcock" and the moody "Ammazzare il Tempo," written for a 1979 film. The musicians keep their written comments to a minimum within the booklet, evidently preferring that listeners provide their own mental images to go with the quartet's intriguing music.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
Label: Camjazz
UPC: 0016728500821
catalogNumber: 285008
Rank: 70864

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommaso-Rava Quartet   Primary Artist
Enrico Rava   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Giovanni Tommaso   Contrabass (Vocal)
Roberto Gatto   Drums
Stefano Bollani   Piano

Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
Enrico Rava   Composer
Giovanni Tommaso   Composer,Producer
Luis Bacalov   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Nino Oliviero   Composer
Armando Trovaioli   Composer
Goffredo Petrassi   Composer
Goffredo Gibellini   Engineer
Ermanno Basso   Producer

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