The Munich-based record label ECM, established and directed by producer Manfred Eicher, is fifty years old this year. Teatro la Fenice marks this milestone with a three day event reflecting relationships central to ECM’s work, between composition and improvisation, between form and freedom, in a programme that ranges from classical masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms to fiery Italian jazz, via innovative music from Brazil and Tunisia.
Khaled Yassine: darbouka, bendir
The group, which includes Swedish bass guitarist Börn Meyer, German bass clarinettist Klaus Gesing and Lebanese percussionist Khaled Yassine was formed for the album The Astounding Eyes of Rita in 2008, a recording Brahem dedicated to the memory of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. With the emphasis on low tones – bass clarinet, bass guitar, Yassine’s deep–throbbing frame drum, and the resonant wood of Brahem’s oud – the quartet’s music is often a subtle dance of dark colours.
Egberto Gismonti, born in the town of Carmo in Brazil to parents from Lebanon and Sicily, studied piano before he took up the guitar and in his unique work the two instruments seem to have influenced each other. As he puts it, “My musical thought, as a soloist on two contradictory instruments is in a process of becoming a unified thing.” Gismonti has been an ECM recording artist since 1976, his debut for the label, Dança das Cabeças.
Enrico Rava: trumpet & flugelhorn
Francesco Bearzatti: tenor sax
Francesco Diodati: guitar
Giovanni Guidi: piano
Gabriele Evangelista: bass
Enrico Morello: drums
Enrico Rava, who first recorded for ECM in 1975 with The Pilgrim And The Stars is arguably the most influential figure in the history of Italian jazz and his groups have become effectively training schools for gifted young musicians. Pianist Giovanni Guidi, now a major player and bandleader in his own right, rejoins mentor Rava for this concert in the great trumpeter’s 80th year.
Art direction Giuseppe Mormile and ECM.
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|Platea , palchi centrali, parapetto||55 € + d.d.p.|
|Palchi centrali parapetto e palchi laterali ordine dietro||45 € + d.d.p.|
|Galleria e loggione centrale||40 € + d.d.p.|
|Settore visibilità ridotta||35 € + d.d.p|
|Settore solo ascolto||30 € + d.d.p.|