Voice Choices

Enrico Rava Quintet


Just because the veteran trumpeter sounds dreamy doesn’t mean he’s not daring. Rava is skilled at conflating those seemingly separate approaches and creates some poetic schisms. A pointed flash of notes might careen from a hazy ballad; a post-bop blazer might pull over for a valuable day dream. His ensemble, especially trombonist Gianluca Petrella, works with him to foreground all sorts of vivid sketches.

May 5-8, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2010

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