2 March 2010

E. Rava & M.Mengelberg Octet + RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80

Ninth event/concert for the series "I Concerti di Un Certo Discorso".
A very long concert divided into two set : each set in a folder.

here the complete list of all concerts.

Rec. live at "Teatro dell'Opera", Rome, Italy, on May 19, 1980
(radio broadcast)

Enrico Rava,trumpet
Ray Anderson,trombone
Renato Geremia,violin,tenor saxophone
Eugenio Colombo,alto saxophone,flute
Larry Fishkind,tuba
Misha Mengelberg,piano
Giovanni Tommaso,bass
Han Bennink,drums,reeds
RAI B.B. :
Nino Culasso/Doriano Beltrame/Cicci Santucci/Oscar
Valdambrini,tp - Giancarlo Beccattini/Marco Pellacani/
Gennaro Baldino/Dino Piana,tb - Gianni Oddi/Baldo
Maestri/Sal Genovese/Beppe Carrieri/Carlo Metallo,reeds
- Pino Rucher,gt - Carlo Zoffoli,vib

1. Fragments Suite [E.Rava] (1:16:59)
2. Eight Reflections Of The Crocodile Silopo [M.Mengelberg] (1:07:40)

Total Time 2:24:39


riccardo said...
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hugotruyens said...

Thanks a million

sotise said...

another stunning broadcast , one of the best ..thanks Riccardo!... wonderful music, looking forward to more RAI concerts in this series!

Anonymous said...

Mile grazie riccardo both sets are fantastic!
According the Poster you indicated us the performances was in two different dates (19&21.05.80)
and is featured under Mishas name.

Again thank you

riccardo said...

@ anonymous

all this series of concert had a
double date : one evening in Rome and
one evening in Venice, but only one
concert was then broadcasted, in this case the Roman evening (May 19).

klakadak said...

Mengelberg's set is so good, and I still have to hear Rava's. Thank you very much for this and other beautiful shares!

Anonymous said...

Just finished listening to this, after having downloaded it a while ago. Great music in excellent sound quality. Magnificent, magnificent, magnificent! Riccardo, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Just discovered this post through the last comment...thank YOU!

Sergeant Pepper said...

Can you post a current link of "E. Rava & M.Mengelberg Octet + RAI B.B. - Live in Rome '80"?
Thank you very much.

kinabalu said...

Mengelsberg set:


kinabalu said...

Rava set:


Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Hi kinabalu. I tried to download the two sets again (lost the files in a partial hd crash). But my anti-virus software tells me it is a dangerous virus included?

kinabalu said...

Hi Ernst,

yes, I had the same warning. Hmmm. I think I have better stop uploading material until I find out what's going on. Second time in a short while now.

francisco santos said...

re post, please!...

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

RAI Big Band + Rava

RAI Big Band + Mengelberg

francisco santos said...


jawnh said...

There's something different about the Rava link. Have yet to try Mengelberg. It's forcing itself into a different containing folder than the default downloads directory for the browser (Firefox) and then will not open with win RAR. Problem solved by extracting with 7zip, but how strange. Also any clue what that very loud sound is at the 1:55 mark of the RAVA set? Is that supposed to be there?

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Hi Jawn Michael, strange this extracting behaviour. Just downloaded the Rava set and tried it myself. It worked without the problems you're desrcribing. It even worked with win-rar.
However - the strange sound at 1:55 is a kind of coughing I would argue (deliberately by Han Bennink? - or from the smoke of Misha's cigarette?).
Insofar it belongs surely to the music. Mind you - it is Han Bennink ;-)