Enrico Rava and Fred Hersch – The Tune is You
(ECM 4534395. Album evaluate by Jon Turney)
A late profession assembly one may not have considered, however that instantly appears like a good suggestion: trumpet and flugelhorn veteran Enrico Rava and pianist Fred Hersch got here collectively for the primary time for a brief sequence of dates in Italy late final 12 months, and recorded this set for Manfred Eicher instantly afterwards.
The strategy is far the identical within the studio as on stage, although the CD is shorter than a reside present. They provide a chunk by Jobim, a few requirements, a duo improvisation, one composition every of their very own, all delivered with scrumptious deliberation. They shut with a few Monk tunes – a behavior carried over from Hersch’s solo recitals. Certainly, after a magnificently laid-back Misterioso, the pianist performs ‘Spherical Midnight by himself. It’s possibly a barely odd solution to shut a duo session however the result’s so beautiful that one can perceive why Rava left him to it.
Certainly, beautiful is the apparent adjective for the entire session. Each are captivatingly lyrical gamers, and their approaches are superbly suitable. It feels as if the pianist’s enjoying involves the fore extra of the time, however a long time of expertise depend and he is aware of simply when to take a seat again and permit Rava’s gleaming soft-toned trumpet strains to drift aloft with extra minimal accompaniment.
It’s a musical assembly of minds that deserved to be captured on document, nowhere extra so than on Hersch’s personal Baby’s Tune. It’s probably the most sustained instance of the sensation that pops up right here and there all through the set – of a tune that sounds stunning performed unadorned, however with considered elaboration turns into actually beautiful.See Also:Ron Carter, Orrin Evans, Samara Pleasure and Tony Levin – a Beautiful September for Jazz on the Scene
The Tune is You is launched on 9 September 2022.
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