ENRICO RAVA TRIBE

Biography

ENRICO RAVA - trumpet 

GIANLUCA PETRELLA - trombon 

GIOVANNI GUIDI - piano

GABRIELE EVANGELISTA - bass

FABRIZIO SFERRA - drums 

The group includes several generations of musicians, each of whom bring strong personality and solo voices to the table.  Since the beginning of his career as a leader, Rava has used a technique favored by many of the greatest jazz artists: periodically inserting young musicians, new talents in his groups, which tend to bring new ideas to the group and give it a fresher sound, respectful of tradition, but open to new possibilities and transformations.  Some historic examples of this idea include the groups of Miles and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, which, despite respective differences in style, contributed in the “discovery” of many young musicians who later went on to forge important solo careers, in the meantime exerting strong influence as well on their bandleaders. Rava shares this predilection for scouting new talent, which can be easily seen considering the long list of young talents who have been brought to the forefront in part thanks to his intervention: guitarist Roberto Cecchetto, trombone player Gianluca Petrella, and the pianists Stefano Bollani and Giovanni Guidi, a current member of the TRIBE project.

A shining example of Italy's latest generation of jazz talent, Giovanni Guidi was named “Best New Talent” by Musica Jazz in their 2007 poll “Top Jazz.”  He has released several critically acclaimed albums and has performed in many important festivals, both within Italy and internationally.

Gianluca Petrella is considered one of the world's finest jazz trombonists.  He has appeared with musicians such as Steve Bernstein, Bobby Previte, Greg Osby, Carla Bley as well as Italians Roberto Gatto, Antonello Salis, Gianluigi Trovesi, Francesco Bearzatti, Paolino Dalla Porta, Paolo Fresu, Danilo Rea, Enzo Pietropaoli...and the list goes on.  A fixture on the international scene, he has appeared in many of the most important international festivals, including Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, Rio de Janiero, Oslo, London, Berlin, Umbria Jazz and the Blue Note Jazz Clubs of Tokyo and New York

Gabriele Evangelista  is a very young bass player who Rava met at the jazz workshops in Siena.  He's growing by leaps and bounds and is very much in demand with Italian and international musicians such as Roberto Gatto, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Alessandro Lanzoni and Danilo Rea for his extroardinary gifts (interplay, boundless creativity and great precision).

Now nearing his fifties, Fabrizio Sferra is the founder of the well-known and widely acclaimed trio “Doctor 3.”  His experience in widely varying contexts has helped him develop an extremely refined dynamic and rhythmic control, and thanks to his artistic sensibility and versatility, he has come to be considered a true original of European drumming, able to fit into various group contexts, contributing greatly to the sound and interplay of the group.

A group composed of such richly varied and original soloists requires a decisive esthetic direction to permit creative dialogue between the musicians; Rava's clear authority as leader stems from his ability to draw out the best from his sidemen, allowing them to reveal their abundant originality within the expressive world of his original compositions.  The result is a multi-faceted mosaic of musical expression in constant flux.

 

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on tour

VIJAY IYER SOLO
GENNAIO

GIOVANNI GUIDI PIANO SOLO
GENNAIO/FEBBRAIO

MICHEL PORTAL & LOUIS SCLAVIS DUO
GENNAIO/FEBBRAIO

JOHN SCOFIELD SOLO
GENNAIO/FEBBRAIO

QUINTORIGO
FEBBRAIO

RALPH TOWNER SOLO
FEBBRAIO

RALPH TOWNER SOLO
FEBBRAIO

Avishai Cohen Quartet
FEBBRAIO

ENRICO RAVA - JOE LOVANO 5ET
MARZO

GIOVANNI GUIDI "AVEC LE TEMPS" with BEARZATTI, CECCHETTO, LOBO, MORGAN
MARZO

ANAT COHEN TENTET
MARZO

CHRIS POTTER TRIO feat. Bill Frisell
MARZO

VIJAY IYER & GRAIG TABORN
MARZO

GIANLUCA PETRELLA & PASQUALE MIRRA
MARZO

CHRIS POTTER TRIO feat. Bill Frisell
MARZO

AVISHAI COHEN "BIG VICIOUS"
MARZO/APRILE

EMILE PARISIEN / VINCENT PEIRANI DUO
MARZO/APRILE

MARK GUILIANA "BEAT MUSIC"
APRILE

RAVA SPECIAL EDITION
APRILE

LOUIS SCLAVIS & VINCENT COURTOIS DUO
APRILE/MAGGIO

FRED HERSCH TRIO
APRILE/MAGGIO

BILL FRISELL TRIO
APRILE/MAGGIO

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
APRILE/MAGGIO

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
APRILE/MAGGIO

BILL FRISELL TRIO
APRILE/MAGGIO

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
MAGGIO

JULIAN LAGE TRIO
MAGGIO

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
MAGGIO

JOHN SCOFIELD TRIO
MAGGIO/GIUGNO

RALPH TOWNER SOLO
GIUGNO

AVISHAI COHEN "BIG VICIOUS"
LUGLIO

MARK GUILIANA "BEAT MUSIC"
LUGLIO

GIANLUCA PETRELLA & PASQUALE MIRRA
LUGLIO

FRANCESCO BEARZATTI TINISSIMA QUARTET
LUGLIO

JOHN SURMAN "INVISIBLE THREADS" with NELSON AYRES & ROB WARING
LUGLIO

JULIAN LAGE TRIO
LUGLIO

BOSSO, BEARZATTI, GUIDI - BROTHERHOOD
LUGLIO

GIOVANNI GUIDI PIANO SOLO
SETTEMBRE

GIANLUCA PETRELLA & PASQUALE MIRRA
SETTEMBRE

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
SETTEMBRE

BILL FRISELL TRIO
SETTEMBRE/OTTOBRE

EMILE PARISIEN / VINCENT PEIRANI DUO
OTTOBRE

ANAT COHEN TENTET
OTTOBRE/NOVEMBRE

MARK GUILIANA "BEAT MUSIC"
OTTOBRE/NOVEMBRE

AVISHAI COHEN "BIG VICIOUS"
OTTOBRE/NOVEMBRE

FRANCESCO BEARZATTI TINISSIMA QUARTET
NOVEMBRE

"DEAR GATO" Tribute to Gato Barbieri
NOVEMBRE

CARLA BLEY "TRIOS"
NOVEMBRE

URI CAINE TRIO
NOVEMBRE

FRED HERSCH TRIO
NOVEMBRE

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
NOVEMBRE/DICEMBRE

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