El Convidado

Enrico Rava & Aga Taura Confab El Convidado



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Black vinyl. Limited edition of 500 copies.

Svart Mondo series presents the first official reissue of this seminal South American jazz album.

Living in New York, the Italian trumpeter, Enrico Rava, was one of the world’s leading free jazz musicians of the 1970’s avant-garde. Rava’s visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1975 brought about an album : Aga Taura Confab – El Convidado. The idea was to record the guest trumpeter with four of the very best Argentinian musicians: pianist Fernando Gelbard, bassist Adalberto Cevasco, drummer Néstor Astarita and percussionist Juan “Chango” Farías Gómez (who is better known simply as Chango Farías). This album, called El Convidado, is a re-release of that legendary LP, for all purposes lost after its original release in 1975/76. It is a restored version of the original album with until now unpublished recording session photos by photographer Gianni Mestichelli. El Convidado was originally produced by the late and legendary Nano Herrera. The set is eclectic and beautiful, with rare trumpet-piano duets, musicians that had played with many of the greats such as Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Herb Geller and Lalo Schifrin, Fender Rhodes pianos, African influenced rhythmic figures and a climax of free improv build-ups. It is a record which is equally dynamic as it is melodic and poignant.

A1 Barco Hasta El Cielo
A2 Darn That Dream
A3 Ate Um Dia
B1 Chico
B2 Enrico Seis Octavo