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Bobby Previte & Bump: Counterclockwise

Read "Counterclockwise" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

After an absence of over 10 years, drummer Bobby Previte reorganizes the "Led Zeppelin of Jazz," Bump. Any familiar listener has to know that a disc with Previte, Steve Swallow and Marty Ehrlich is going to be a loud, messy, challenging ordeal - and Counterclockwise delivers the goods. In front of Previte’s insistent rock beat, the ...

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Bobby Previte & Bump: Counterclockwise

Read "Counterclockwise" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer/composer Bobby Previte’s second outing for this jazz record label was recorded live in the studio. Here, the drummer’s forceful leadership shines radiantly, as he often shouts audibles to his band-mates, amid a rhythmically charged sequence of works. Previte provides the chutzpah via a power-packed melding of peppery, funk/jazz and rock grooves. Essentially, this is an ...

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Bobby Previte & Bump: Counterclockwise

Read "Counterclockwise" reviewed by Jim Santella

Assertive in nature, Bobby Previte’s music pushes with a driving rock groove. His band improvises along modern mainstream lines, while bringing repetitious shuffles and gallops into the format. Because the leader/drummer prefers to allow his steady groove to take control, the session tires quickly. In the absence of swing, Previte urges his quintet toward a higher ...