Monday, December 4, 2017

Ada Rave Trio - The Sea, The Storm and the Full Moon (CLEAN FEED RECORDS 2017)

The Argentinian contribution to the universality of jazz is measured by everything Leandro “Gato” Barbieri gave to the music, and the gauge was put very high by the late saxophonist. Every sax player who emerged, after him, from the Buenos Aires scene had that extra challenge, and that’s the case of Ada Rave, who choose Europe – she’s based in Amsterdam – instead of the United States (Barbieri’s case), to start a succesful international career. Along with partnerships with musicians like Ab Baars, Onno Govaert, Kaja Draksler, Felicity Provan and Michael Vatcher, who by now are familiar names to the label Clean Feed followers, she formed this trio with the eminent improvisers Wilbert De Joode and Nicola Hein. Together, they create a very impressionistic reading of the poem “The Sea, the Storm and the Full Moon”, written by Rave, with the music developing on the edge of a thunderous storm, until it suddenly dissolves and a full moon is discovered up in the sky, «immense in my dream  / so real in me», as the words describe it. Generally interested in finding new paths among the possible combinations of written composition and spontaneous improvisation, here Ada Rave gives full space to her fascination for the free improvised group interactions, benefiting from the very special skills of her experimented partners. What comes from that approach is very different from everything given to us by “Gato” Barbieri, but her origins couldn’t be more honoured.

1 Inner Chaos 5:11
2 Primitive Dance 7:00
3 Breathing The Ocean's Air 5:18
4 The Journey Of The Little Being 6:33
5 An Instant All The Moments 5:01
6 Comes From A Dream 4:04
7 The Sea, The Storm And The Full Moon 7:12