Enrico Rava Tribe & John Abercrombie Trio

Enrico Rava Tribe & John Abercrombie Trio

Enrico Rava Tribe
John Abercrombie Trio

Friday, February 17, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Enrico Rava Tribe

Enrico Rava Tribe & John Abercrombie Trio

Enrico Rava Tribe
John Abercrombie Trio

Friday, February 17, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

John Abercrombie

Enrico Rava Tribe

A European jazz patriarch universally esteemed by his New York peers, Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava has collaborated with some of the music’s most creative figures, from Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd to Carla Bley and Lee Konitz. Deeply influenced by Miles Davis, he favors a spare, harmonically transparent sound informed by bebop, operatic arias, free jazz and beyond. Well known as an ECM recording artist, in recent years he’s released a series of albums with fellow trumpeter Paulo Fresu exploring the legacies of Miles, Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and Chet Baker. His latest project is Tribe, a European aggregation showcasing some of the most inventive young improvisers on the continent. Among Tribe's impressive lineup is the young Gianluca Petrella, who has a substantial recording profile and won back-to-back Best Trombonist honors in the DownBeat Emerging Artist category, 2006 and 2007.

Artist Personnel

Enrico Rava trumpet
Gianluca Petrella trombone
Giovanni Guidi piano
Gabriele Evangelista bass
Fabrizio Sferra drums

Artist Website

"The patriarch... Italy’s greatest jazz musician " — JazzTimes

John Abercrombie Trio

Rising to prominence during the fusion revolution of the early ‘70s, guitar master John Abercrombie has contributed his spacious, liquid-toned musicality to the work of the Brecker Brothers and Jack DeJohnette, among many others. With a particular affinity for the trio setting, he has defined the open-ended experimentation of the ECM sound over a string of stunning albums, including the classic Timeless with keyboard iconoclast Jan Hammer. Abercrombie returns to SFJAZZ with his current trio that includes fiery Hammond B-3 star Gary Versace and drumming dynamo Adam Nussbaum, a band that extends the organ combo tradition into adventurous new harmonic territory.

Artist Personnel

John Abercrombie guitar
Gary Versace Hammond B-3 organ
Adam Nussbaum drums

Artist Website

"John Abercrombie is the most important living jazz guitarist. " — All About Jazz