“I’m extremely happy about this record”, Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava told All About Jazz. “I think it’s by far the best record I ever made. Everybody on the record sounds beautiful.”
The disc bears out the judgement of the Jazzpar Prize jury who had elected Rava Musician of the Year a few months prior to this 2003 recording. “Rava’s bittersweet music does not fit neatly into any one genre. He can play fiery and lyrical lines and he can generate romantic atmospheres. He may shift between abstraction and structure, but he mostly plays the trumpet with a warm, mellow sound – smooth and intoxicating.” Enrico is also an insightful
bandleader, and Easy Living alerted a wider audience to the talents of pianist Stefano Bollani and trombonist Gianluca Petrella.
Personnel: Enrico Rava (trumpet); Gianluca Petrella (trombone); Stefano Bollani (piano); Rosario Bonaccorso (double bass); Roberto Gatto (drums)
Cromosomi / Drops / Sand / Easy Living / Algir Dalbughi / Blancasnow / Traveling Night / Hornette And The Drums Thing / Rain
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