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Published: 26 February 2016

Iveco brings the best of world jazz to Thailand sponsoring Enrico Rava’s quartet concert

The Italian “maestro” will brighten the night of Bangkok on March 1st with an amazing jazz concert brought by the cooperation between Iveco and the Italian Embassy.

Four jazz players, two vehicles, to represent Italian excellence in the world at its best. Iveco 682 heavy duty truck and International Van of the year 2015 award 2015 winner Daily Van will be the “hosting guards” of Enrico Rava’s Quartet concert at Chulalongkorn University next Tuesday 1st March, at 7 pm, in the event proudly sponsored by Iveco in the framework of the Italian Festival in Thailand organized by the Italian Embassy in Bangkok.

One of the most renowned trumpet players in the world, Enrico Rava, born in Trieste, Italy, in 1939, began his career as a member of Gato Barbieri's Italian quintet in the mid-1960s; in the late 1960s he was a member of Steve Lacy's group. In 1967 Rava moved to New York City, and one month later became a member of the group Gas Mask, a group that had one LP on Tonsil Records in 1970. He has played with artists such as Carla Bley, Jeanne Lee, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz and Roswell Rudd. Chiefly an exponent of bebop jazz, Enrico Rava has also played successfully in avant-garde settings. His style may partly recall Kenny Wheeler's in its sparseness and lightness of tone, albeit Rava's is harmonically simpler.

In the 1970s and 1980s he worked with Pat Metheny, Michel Petrucciani, John Abercrombie, Joe Henderson, Richard Galliano, Miroslav Vitouš, Andrea Centazzo, Joe Lovano, Gil Evans and Cecil Taylor.Enrico Rava and his band will present their new album “Wild Dance”.

Right outside the Auditorium, the attendees will be welcomed by two brand-new Iveco vehicles: a Iveco 682 heavy duty truck 6x4 Tractor, 380 HP, and the New European Daily Van, recently awarded Van of the Year.