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Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Paul Motian: TATI

Tati starts with a George Gershwin tune and Enrico Rava deep in his Chet Baker persona (a soulful Baker, but miraculously sobered up). Rava’s trumpet floats like thought over “The Man I Love” while pianist Stefano Bollani marks a few dark, broken chords and drummer Paul Motian whispers.

The rapt, pensive after-midnight atmosphere will be intimately familiar to ECM acolytes. Yet Tati, in its inspiration and collective execution and continuity, is freshly seductive. It is very possibly Enrico Rava’s most indispensable recording.

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