Personalities | Enrico Rava | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Trumpet, b. 1939)
Raised in Turin, Italy and taught piano by his conservatory-graduate mother, Rava began playing traditional jazz on trombone as a teenager but, inspired by Miles Davis, switched to trumpet. He worked with expatriate American jazzmen in Rome and travelled throughout Europe and around South America and New York. Through broad perspective and international experience he has arrived at a distinctive sound, with a melodic style that embraces both conventional and radical gestures.
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