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Enrico Rava

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1 Infant  
2 Once Upon a Summertime - Theme for Jessica Tatum  
3 Wild Dance  
4 The Fearless Five  
5 Le Solite Cose - Diva  
6 Quizas, Quizas, Quizas  
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Enrico Rava delivers a characteristically outgoing performance in this live recording from  Antwerp's Jazz Middelheim festival. In the summer of 2019, the doyen of Italian jazz was in buoyant mood as he zigzagged between celebrations marking ECM's 50th anniversary and his own 80th.  For these concerts, the core of his current quartet with guitarist Francesco Diodati, bassist Gabriele Evangelista and drummer Enrico Morello was augmented with guests to form a special unit, an Edizione Speciale able to rove across the totality of Enrico's musical enthusiasms.  To differing degree, all the players heard here have been inspired by Enrico Rava's example: he has been a mentor to most of them and, in turn, draws fresh energy from their spirited interaction. "I give them a lot of freedom," he has said of his sidemen, "because I trust them. I have to trust them, and they have to trust me – at that point, everything is possible."

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