Libelo

Enrico Rava & Fred Hersch

On 25 March 2023 Libelo filmed trumpeter Enrico Rava and American pianist Fred Hersh in the tapestry room of the prestigious Alberoni Gallery in Piacenza, Italy. It’s a friendly, intimate conversation in which the elegance of an essential melody and refined harmonies prevail. All the magic of the album of standards and compositions The Song is You (ECM), delicately hemmed in by sparkling improvisations between two virtuoso friends.

Probably Italy’s most popular jazz musician, Enrico Rava is also one of Europe’s most important trumpeters, with a highly original style and an abundant output built up over the course of a career rich in encounters which, starting with free jazz, has seen him embrace a wide range of influences unified by a constant love of song.

A privileged member of the jazz piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is an omnipresent creative force. He has been shaping the course of music for over three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, conductor, collaborator and artist. He has been proclaimed “the most astonishingly innovative jazz pianist of the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by the L.A. Times and “a living legend” by The New Yorker.


City:

Piacenza

Venue:

Galerie Alberoni

Date of recording:

23/03/2023


Director

Colin Laurent

Distributors

ARTE France

Broadcasters

Auditorium Films