The Pilgrim and the Stars

The Pilgrim and the Stars is an album by Italian jazz trumpeter and composer Enrico Rava recorded in 1975 and released on the ECM label.[1]

The Pilgrim and the Stars
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 1975
GenreAvant-garde jazz, post-bop, jazz
ProducerManfred Eicher
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The Allmusic review by Matt Collar awarded the album 4 stars stating "Enrico Rava's debut for ECM, 1975's The Pilgrim and the Stars, is a stellar progressive jazz effort from the Italian trumpeter who was then just coming into his own... This is just the kind of contemplative and experimental Euro-jazz that ECM made its name on, but with some seriously cinematic post-bop guts. In that sense, The Pilgrim and the Stars sounds something akin to a soundtrack to a '70s neo-noir film -- albeit a deliciously avant-garde one".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Enrico Rava except as indicated
  1. "The Pilgrim and the Stars" - 9:45
  2. "Parks" - 1:48
  3. "Bella" - 9:20
  4. "Pesce Naufrago" - 5:15
  5. "Surprise Hotel" - 1:55
  6. "By the Sea" (Enrico Rava, Graciela Rava) - 4:49
  7. "Blancasnow" - 6:50
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in June 1975



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 6, 2011
  2. ^ a b Collar, M. Allmusic Review accessed September 6, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1193. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.