Enrico Rava Quintet
> Norwich Playhouse
The fluidity and imagination of Italian trumpeter Rava and his Italian quintet are all in perfect working order.
From their opening tune, Hitchcock on the Beach, clearly one of their strengths is the use of light and shade.
Rava's outfit's shifting pace and use of dynamics ebbs and flows in a stream of deft solos and exquisite ensemble playing.
All the best bands have a beating heart. Here, the peerless bass playing of Rosario Bonaccorso (with vocal accompaniment in the solos) and drumming of Roberto Gatto (once using his hands in the solo and augmenting the stage monitor as additional percussion) provide just that.
All the while, Rava sketches arid lines, tempered by the fluid warmth of Gianuluca Petrella's restlessly inquiring trombone.
- 1 A coach 'filled with people' and a van crash on the NDR
- 2 Heavy winds set to hit Norfolk as yellow weather warning issued
- 3 Broads pub once visited by Chelsea players shuts for good
- 4 One person rescued after crash on A47
- 5 ‘We need action now’: Flood hit Broads business backs river barrier calls
- 6 Tribute to keen mountain biker who died on ride
- 7 Theatre director's planning bid branded 'an attempt to rewrite history'
- 8 Norwich City transfer rumours: Idah out, Hugill back in for Canaries?
- 9 Body found in woods near Mildenhall
- 10 Ambulance chief: 'I'm sorry.... things will get worse before they get better'
Underneath, pianist Andrea Pozza's skitters contrasting clusters of notes across the keys with warm, open chords.
Passionate music that burns with a quiet intensity.