Bobby Previte & Bump: Just Add Water (2002)
In the capable hands of Previte’s Bump ensemble the music is transformed into an adventurous experience. The musicians are all talented and like minded visionaries. With not one, but two trombones, Anderson and Bowie open up the music even further with a blues and funky New Orleans flavor on selections such as "53 Maserfati"’ and "63". The fun and jazzy romp entitled "Stingray" is a tight groove which highlights Previte’s talent and arranging skills. His drum solos are explosive, tight, and weave around intricate horn arrangements. His delicate cymbal work is a pleasure to hear. Marty Ehrlich lays down some serious sax work with throaty swirls and honks on the infectious groove "Leave Here Now ". Highlights include the powerful march anthem "All Hail Kirby!" and the poignant selection "Nice Try" which showcases beautiful sax and piano work by Ehrlich and Horvitz. Swallow displays his usual mastery on bass, with excellent bass solos and the usual solid bottom work. Just Add Water is a listening treat for anyone willing to step a little outside the norm and have some serious fun.
Track Listing: 1. Put Away Your Crayons 2. Nice Try 3. Leave Here Now 4. '53 Maserati 5. '63 6. Stingray 7. Everything I Want 8. All Hail Kirby! 9. Theme For An Imaginary Denouement
Personnel: Steve Swallow - bass; Marty Ehrlich - saxophone; Ray Anderson
Record Label: Palmetto Records