THE SEA, THE STORM AND THE FULL MOON
Ada Rave Trio
Ada Rave tenor sax / clarinet and flutes on 4 | Nicola L. Hein prepared guitar | Wilbert De Joode contrabass
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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.
All music by Ada Rave, Nicola L. Hein and Wilbert De Joode
Recorded at Zaal 100, Amsterdam November 26th, 2015 by Marc Schots | Mixed and mastered by Marc Schots
Produced by Ada Rave | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Photo by Francesca Patella | Poem by Ada Rave