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Bobby Previte

Bobby Previte "can break your heart with one cymbal crash." Bobby Previte began his life in music as a great way to meet girls, but then fell in love with the drums instead. At thirteen, he fashioned his first set out of a rusted iron garbage can turned on its side (the bass drum), four upside-down rubber trash bins (the toms), a box with loose junk rattling around inside (the snare), three plungers with aluminum pie plates nailed on top, (the cymbals), and two pieces of linoleum crimped together, stuck through with a wire coat hanger wound into a spring, crowned with a rubber ball on top (the kick pedal)•and for hours on end would play to records in his dark basement with a lone spotlight shining on him

Music from the Early 21st Century

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2020
Track listing: Photobomb; Paywall; Parkour; The Extreme Present; Totes; Occession; The New Weird; Machine Learning; Woke; Flash Mob.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Meet Steve Swallow

Read "Meet Steve Swallow" reviewed by Craig Jolley

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in October 2000. Touring this summer As is often the case I've been touring Europe during the dreaded festivals. I did the July circuit with a band of [drummer] Bobby Previte's called Bump the Rennaissance which also contains [trombonist] Ray Anderson, [reed ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 1

Read "Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As we hunker down amidst a terrifying pandemic what we need is to drum up our positive energy and attitude. So here's a special home edition of Mondo Jazz spotlighting projects led by creative drummers. Just another way to give drummers more than some! Stay home, socially distance, but musically connected. And don't forget ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Amarcord Hal Willner

Read "Amarcord Hal Willner" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The iconic producer Hal Willner passed away a little over a week ago, on Tuesday 7 April 2020. The same day, John Prine and Eddy Davis also took off. It felt like a COVID-19-induced Black Tuesday for the music world, but maybe Hal had simply invited them to join him for a follow-up to Lost in ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Black History Month Special Hour of Poetry & Jazz

Read "Black History Month Special Hour of Poetry & Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The salute to Black History Month continues in this episode with an entire hour devoted to poetry and music, as well as more from Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited. New albums sampled are from New Orleans' trio Nutria, microtonal keyboardist Giorgi Mikadze from Georgia (the country of Georgia), trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and her band Impermanence, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

SPHERES at Nublu 151

Read "SPHERES at Nublu 151" reviewed by Peter Jurew

SPHERES Nublu 151 New York, NY July 8 and August 6, 2019 SPHERES is a jazz collective recently started by keyboardist Jamie Saft and electric guitarist Chuck Hammer playing monthly gigs at Nublu, a loft-club showcase for new music in jny: New York City's East Village. Taking inspiration as well as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Empoli Jazz Summer Festival 2019

Read "Empoli Jazz Summer Festival 2019" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Empoli Jazz Summer Festival 2019 Giardino del Torrione di Santa Brigida Empoli 9, 17, 23.7.2019 Programma di grande prestigio e qualità per Empoli Jazz Summer Festival 2019, che tra le diverse date ne includeva tre con protagonisti di primissimo livello della scena statunitense. Ha iniziato la serie, il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bobby Previte: Rhapsody

Read "Rhapsody" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Rhapsody è la seconda parte della trilogia che Bobby Previte ha dedicato al tema del viaggio e dello sradicamento, intitolata Terminals. Si tratta di un lavoro ardito e complesso che testimonia della sensibilità che il batterista e compositore americano ha maturato in questi anni e che lo colloca in una dimensione assai diversa rispetto al jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Merano Jazz 2019

Read "Merano Jazz 2019" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Merano Teatro Kimm e altre sedi 10-14.7.2019 La ventitreesima edizione di Merano Jazz conferma la propria impostazione basata sul legame tra proposte concertistiche e attività didattica, con l'Accademia Mitteleuropea diretta da Franco D'Andrea ed Ewald Kontschieder, giunta quest'anno alla diciottesima edizione. Nella rosa di docenti che ruotano con frequenza biennale, ...


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