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Rava, Enrico / Full of Life
Album:Full of Life Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rava, Enrico Added:08/2005
Label:Camjazz 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-09-11 Pull Date:2005-11-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:13 Nov6 Nov30 Oct9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep
Airplays:1211112

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 07, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Happiness Is To Win A Big Prize In Cash
4.Nov 04, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
Happiness Is To Win A Big Prize In Cash
2.Jul 21, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Happiness Is To Win A Big Prize In Cash
5.Oct 31, 2005:Deep in the Groove
Visions
3.Nov 11, 2005:Memory Select
Recuerdos
6.Oct 28, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
Happiness Is To Win A Big Prize In Cash

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-09-10 
Staid and soft mainstream jazz, based heavily in standard forms. Very '50s cocktail-lounge feel at points.

Trumpeter Rava made his name with some gently spacey explorations on the ECM label -- music not far from early, non-standards Keith Jarrett -- but he's shown more interest in straight jazz lately. Still, his stuff carries a nice European air, and his appetite for adventure hasn't completely faded.

If I might vent for a moment, I have to note that "Surrey with the Fringe" is the worst -- and I really mean THE. WORST. -- standard in the book. Rava does a decent job turning it into a merely loungy ride, but it's an unfortunate choice of song no matter what the setting.

1- Mellow/pleasant, loungy '50s feel. Quietly cooking.
2- Bouncy mid/fast, but soft. Corny standard, avoidable.
3- Slow, w/evil-circus air in main theme. Nicely weird trumpet solo
4- Happy bop, mid/fast
5- Slow but upbeat
6- Mid/slow, '60s exotic feel
7- Whimsical, mid/fast, quite the retro pop feel
8- Late-night soul. Bright, spare horns over wandering bass
9- Bouncy mid/fast
10- Midtempo, fairly quiet with a touch of attitude
11- Retake of #4.

Track Listing
1.Recuerdos 6.Boston April 15TH
2.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top 7.Happiness Is To Win A Big Prize In Cash
3.Mystere 8.Nature Boy
4.Miss Mg 9.Full of Life
5.Moonlight in Vermont 10.Visions
 11.Miss Mg (Alternative Take)