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Subtle and emotionally involving jazz,
This review is from: Tribe (Audio CD)
Lovers of the distinctive ECM sound aren't going to be disappointed with this release from Enrico Rava. It's a lovely, haunting set of songs that gel well and, taken as a whole, the album creates a sense of mystery and other-worldliness that is hard to describe in words.
There are a few hard bopish numbers of offer here, but later in the album, Rava becomes more reflective and meditative, and several of the tracks remind me of Tomasz Stanko's work on "Lontano" - swirls and squirts of trumpet, played against a backdrop of cloudbursts of percussion and backing instruments. The ballads are lovely, with some outstanding accompaniment from pianist Giovanni Guidi.
A satisfying slow-burner of an album, the full beauty of the music emerges after a handful of listens; time well spent indeed.