BOBBY PREVITE

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A series of albums recorded in the late '80s established Previte as one of the relatively few jazz drummers who are also composers of significance, alongside Jack DeJohnette, Bob Moses, and a handful of others. In 1973, Previte received his B.A. in Music from the University of Buffalo, where he studied percussion with Jan Williams. He moved to New York City in 1979, where he collaborated with many of the musicians who would put "downtown" on the map. His first album as a leader was Bump the Renaissance (1987), followed in short order by Pushing the Envelope (1987) and Claude's Late Morning (1988), all for Gramavision. The albums were enthusiastically reviewed, and established his reputation as one of jazz's more visionary composers. Previte has since composed for a variety of contexts, from the new music aggregation Relache to his Music of the Moscow Circus album. During the '90s, Previte-led bands read more...
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BOBBY PREVITE Discography

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BOBBY PREVITE Bump The Renaissance album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Bump The Renaissance
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1986
BOBBY PREVITE Dull Bang, Gushing Sound, Human Shriek album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dull Bang, Gushing Sound, Human Shriek
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1987
BOBBY PREVITE Pushing the Envelope album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pushing the Envelope
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1987
BOBBY PREVITE Claude's Late Morning album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Claude's Late Morning
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1988
BOBBY PREVITE Empty Suits album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Empty Suits
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1990
BOBBY PREVITE Music of the Moscow Circus album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Music of the Moscow Circus
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1991
BOBBY PREVITE Weather Clear, Track Fast album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Weather Clear, Track Fast
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1991
BOBBY PREVITE Hue And Cry album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hue And Cry
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1994
BOBBY PREVITE Slay The Suitors album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Slay The Suitors
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1994
BOBBY PREVITE Too Close to the Pole album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Too Close to the Pole
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1996
BOBBY PREVITE The 23 Constellations of Joan Miró album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
The 23 Constellations of Joan Miró
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2001
BOBBY PREVITE Bobby Previte & Bump ‎: Just Add Water album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Bobby Previte & Bump ‎: Just Add Water
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2001
BOBBY PREVITE Bobby Previte & Bump ‎: Counterclockwise album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Bobby Previte & Bump ‎: Counterclockwise
Eclectic Fusion 2003
BOBBY PREVITE Groundtruther : Latitude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groundtruther : Latitude
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
BOBBY PREVITE The Coalition of the Willing album cover 4.50 | 8 ratings
The Coalition of the Willing
Eclectic Fusion 2006
BOBBY PREVITE Big Guns album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Guns
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
BOBBY PREVITE Bobby Previte & The New Bump ‎: Set The Alarm For Monday album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bobby Previte & The New Bump ‎: Set The Alarm For Monday
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2008
BOBBY PREVITE Pan Atlantic album cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Pan Atlantic
Eclectic Fusion 2009
BOBBY PREVITE Bobby Previte ft. Sō Percussion : Terminals album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Bobby Previte ft. Sō Percussion : Terminals
Third Stream 2014
BOBBY PREVITE Mass album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Mass
Third Stream 2016
BOBBY PREVITE Bobby Previte, Francesco Diodati, Beppe Scardino: Plutino album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bobby Previte, Francesco Diodati, Beppe Scardino: Plutino
Jazz Related Rock 2017
BOBBY PREVITE Terminals Quartets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Terminals Quartets
Third Stream 2017
BOBBY PREVITE Rhapsody / Terminals Part II : In Transit album cover 4.49 | 4 ratings
Rhapsody / Terminals Part II : In Transit
Third Stream 2018

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BOBBY PREVITE My Man in Sydney album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
My Man in Sydney
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1997
BOBBY PREVITE Dangerous Rip album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Dangerous Rip
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998
BOBBY PREVITE Live in Vienna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Vienna
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
BOBBY PREVITE Pitch : Bump Meets Pan Atlantic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pitch : Bump Meets Pan Atlantic
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
BOBBY PREVITE Bobby Previte & The Visitors : Gone album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bobby Previte & The Visitors : Gone
Eclectic Fusion 2016

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Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, Skerik : Live In Japan 2003
Eclectic Fusion 2006
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April In New York
Eclectic Fusion 2007

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BOBBY PREVITE Rhapsody / Terminals Part II : In Transit

Album · 2018 · Third Stream
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In year 1971 Carla Bley's massive 6-sides eclectic jazz-rock opera "Escalator Over The Hill" became sensation of sort presenting bulky if way-too-long collection of musical genres and scenes' stars all mixed together. Where else dedicated listener had the possibility to hear Jack Bruce, Linda Ronstadt,Jeanne Lee,Don Cherry,Charlie Haden,Gato Barbieri,Roswell Rudd,John McLaughlin,Paul Motian,Enrico Rava and some others playing/singing together?

London-based RareNoise label for some last years trying hard mixing their basic prog/rock aesthetics with creative jazz and improvs elements, at their best the results are truly impressive. Last year they released unpredictable "Loneliness Road" where mainstream jazz rooted trio of organist Jamie Saft,bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte is improved with Iggy Pop(!) singing on three songs ("Don't Lose Yourself" is a true killer, two others are just fillers though).

Now they continues with Bobby Previte's "Rhapsody" - second in line American drummer and composer's suite where (as almost half a century ago on Carla's "Escalator...") one can hear some leading modern creative scene's musicians playing together. Guitarist Nels Cline,harpist Zeena Parkins,pianist John Medeski are well known to everyone familiar with downtown scene, American (of SE Asian descent) vocalist Jen Shyu is one of the brightest new name among creative jazz vocalists of today. Only dark horse in a list is young Austrian sax player Fabian Rucker, but he does his job really well.

Most important is still music itself - Previte demonstrates here well-framed and tightly composed modern rock opera rooted in prog rock aesthetics of the past (there are few moments sounding as citation from Pink Floyd music of mid 70s),but deeply reworked according to new millennium requirements. Take on material is almost classical with attention to details and melodic lines importance. Combined with neo-classical/Far Eastern trad vocals of Jen (plus tasteful addition of Chinese traditional string instrument erhu sounds, played by her as well) it produces music, which could sound more comfortably in modern opera than on rock scene. Still guitar licks and explosive sax solos together with high energetic level in general make whole music quite accessible and possibly attractive for listeners,more familiar with rock music too.

Freshly sounding, diverse and modern (with respect to different traditions), "Rhapsody" is a really successful release which can attract listeners of very different background/interests.

BOBBY PREVITE The Coalition of the Willing

Album · 2006 · Eclectic Fusion
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Rokukai
All one needs to know for a hell of a rock inspired jazz roll is a little background and a look at the credits

Drums, Percussion – Bobby Previte,Stanton Moore Guitar [Electric,12-string,Slide], Bass [Electric] – Charlie Hunter Harmonica – Stew Cutler Organ [Hammond], Bass [Electric] – Jamie Saft Saxophone [Tenor] – Skerik Trumpet – Steve Bernstein Tambourine [Occasional] – Dark Star

To know this has the makings of a true classic. Inspired by allout jazz musicians and their fondness for classic rock energy, this album rises above the rest and truly brings fusion to the contemporary scene. Any fan of the collision of rock and jazz should look listen to this and turn it up to 11. The Coalition of the Willing did several gigs in NYC that can be found on Internet Archive for nothing. Run to it.

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