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The Song Is You

Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch

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Format: LP

Cat No: 4534397

Release Date:  09 September 2022

Label:  ECM

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  602445343959

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

Release Date:  25 November 2022

Label:  ECM

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  602445343973

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Their collaboration has been hailed as a summit meeting of two jazz masters - Enrico Rava, trumpeter from Trieste, and Fred Hersch, pianist from Cincinatti, share a deep affection for the tradition and a profound sense for melodic invention.

    In this recording, with flugelhorn and piano glowing in the superb acoustic of the Lugano studio, Rava and Hersch explore some much-loved standards: Jerome Kern's "The Song Is You", Thelonious Monk's "Mysterioso" and "'Round Midnight", Jobim's "Retrato em Branco e Preto", and George Bassman's "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". They also play their own tunes, Fred's "Child's Song" and Enrico's "The Trial", and improvise freely together.

    Enrico Rava has been an ECM artist for almost fifty years. The Song Is You is Fred Hersch's first for the label. The album was recorded at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in November 2021, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

    Enrico Rava: flugelhorn
    Fred Hersch: piano

    Press:

    "A set of standards that are playfully nudged in different directions plus some original and improvised material, all presented with both delicacy and conviction." - ***** BBC Music Magazine

    "A quietly sensational album." - **** All About Jazz

    "It's a beautifully balanced, palpably empathetic partnership." - **** The Scotsman

    "Because there is a lot of vivid poetry to this album certainly The Song Is You counts as one of the best of '22 so far...What joy. What enlightenment." - **** Marlbank

    "Gorgeous is the obvious adjective for the whole session...It's a musical meeting of minds that deserved to be captured on record, nowhere more so than on Hersch's own Child's Song...a tune that sounds beautiful played unadorned, but with judicious elaboration becomes truly exquisite." - LondonJazz News

    Description

    Their collaboration has been hailed as a summit meeting of two jazz masters - Enrico Rava, trumpeter from Trieste, and Fred Hersch, pianist from Cincinatti, share a deep affection for the tradition and a profound sense for melodic invention.

    In this recording, with flugelhorn and piano glowing in the superb acoustic of the Lugano studio, Rava and Hersch explore some much-loved standards: Jerome Kern's "The Song Is You", Thelonious Monk's "Mysterioso" and "'Round Midnight", Jobim's "Retrato em Branco e Preto", and George Bassman's "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". They also play their own tunes, Fred's "Child's Song" and Enrico's "The Trial", and improvise freely together.

    Enrico Rava has been an ECM artist for almost fifty years. The Song Is You is Fred Hersch's first for the label. The album was recorded at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in November 2021, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

    Enrico Rava: flugelhorn
    Fred Hersch: piano

    Press:

    "A set of standards that are playfully nudged in different directions plus some original and improvised material, all presented with both delicacy and conviction." - ***** BBC Music Magazine

    "A quietly sensational album." - **** All About Jazz

    "It's a beautifully balanced, palpably empathetic partnership." - **** The Scotsman

    "Because there is a lot of vivid poetry to this album certainly The Song Is You counts as one of the best of '22 so far...What joy. What enlightenment." - **** Marlbank

    "Gorgeous is the obvious adjective for the whole session...It's a musical meeting of minds that deserved to be captured on record, nowhere more so than on Hersch's own Child's Song...a tune that sounds beautiful played unadorned, but with judicious elaboration becomes truly exquisite." - LondonJazz News

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Retrato em Branco e Preto
      • 2. Improvisation
      • 3. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
      • 4. The Song Is You
      • 5. Child's Song
      • 6. The Trial
      • 7. Misterioso
      • 8. Round Midnight

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Retrato em Branco e Preto
      • 2. Improvisation
      • 3. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
      • 4. The Song Is You
      • 5. Child's Song
      • 6. The Trial
      • 7. Misterioso
      • 8. Round Midnight