Enrico Rava – trumpet | Gianluca Petrella – trombone (only on 7/2) | Giovanni Guidi – piano | Gabriele Evangelista – bass | Fabrizi Sferra – drums
Since his return to ECM with “Easy Living” in 2003, the grand master of Italian jazz has gone from strength to strength, in a series of truly exceptional recordings including “Tati”, “The Words and The Days”, “The Third Man”, and “New York Days”. Enrico Rava is currently playing at a peak of lyrical invention, and his newest Italian quintet is amongst his strongest ensembles. Gianluca Petrella is retained from “The Words and the Days” line-up. Voted Rising Star Trombonist in the Down Beat Critics Poll of 2005, he has a front-line relationship with Rava which recalls Enrico’s affinity with Roswell Rudd back in the heyday of the New Thing. Material on “Tribe” includes new and old tunes by Rava and a brace of collective improvisations.