||String Band CD (1984) |
Alberto Stagnoli albums All music written by Enrico Rava, except for "Verde Que Eu Te Quero Ver" and "More From Giuletta."
This release ranges from moments of reflective, ambient serenity to periods with more intense activity, although there's seldom any real instrumental ardor or passion exhibited. Trumpeter Enrico Rava's glorious tone and Nana Vasconcelos' percussive dexterity on berimbau and gongs are the closest anyone gets to displaying some fire, but all the participants are expert musicians and nicely demonstrate their proficiency. This finely crafted mood music seems more up ECM's alley than Soul Note's, but Rava and company showed that they could play the same game to perfection. ~ Ron Wynn
Recorded at Barigozzi Studio, Milano, Italy, April 11-12, 1984. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
Enrico Rava String Band: Enrico Rava (trumpet, flugelhorn), Roberto Marchio, Alberto Stagnoli (violins), Augusto Mancinelli (electric guitar), Giovanni Tommaso (bass), Tony Oxley (drums), Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau, gongs, percussion, vocals).
Personnel: Enrico Rava (trumpet, flugelhorn); Naná Vasconcelos (vocals, berimbau, percussion, gong); Augusto Mancinelli (guitar, electric guitar); Alberto Stagnoli, Roberto Marchio (violin); Gabriella Guida (viola); Bernardino Penazzi (cello); Tony Oxley (drums).
Audio Mixer: Giancarlo Barigozzi.
Recording information: Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy (04/11/1984-04/12/1984).
Unknown Contributor Role: Alberto Stagnoli.
Arrangers: Enrico Rava; Giovanni Tommaso.