I associate ravel with your music from the beginning of your career.
It was obvious to me that Bill Evans was influenced by ravel, too.
What you hear could be ravel reworking his own thoughts on music, if he'd lived into the 1960s.
At most, the piece underlines a common notion of ravel as predicting later, more strenuously modern music.
So I started off with two influences: ravel, directly, and also Bill Evans.
And there is much besides that ravel and Debussy have in common.
A man has no right to ravel out his life, even though the threads are of gold.
And ravel is at once more traditional and more progressive a composer than Debussy.
O the complexities of the ravel produced by time struggling with eternity!
Having passed this river of ravel, at twenty leagues to the south is a city called Surat, at the mouth of a river.
1580s, "to untangle, disentangle, unwind" (originally with out), also "to entangle, become tangled or confused," from Dutch ravelen "to tangle, fray," rafelen "to unweave," from rafel "frayed thread." The seemingly contradictory senses of this word (ravel and unravel are both synonyms and antonyms) are reconciled by its roots in weaving and sewing: as threads become unwoven, they get tangled.
1630s, "a tangle;" 1832, "a broken thread," from ravel (v.).