Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Track Fast Bobby Previte's Weather Clear|
Too Close to the Pole
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
An exciting, fresh and amazing album!
bimwa | Australia | 03/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're interested in the outer edges of jazz, I strongly recommend you get this album! The compositions are amazing, the musicians are brilliant and the flow of the album is just incredible.The writing on this album is some of Previte's best - the flavour is kind of like Miles Davis' early electric period (Bitches Brew, In A Silent Way) but the use of 4 written horn parts makes it all much more tight and succinct. The structures are also noteworthy - there are no head-solos-head forms here, rather solos organically emerge and there is never blowing for blowing's sake. In fact, most of the players only solo once (some twice) throughout the album!Speaking of the players, I had heard most of them before, but somehow the tunes and the ensemble here brought out the best in them. Particular note to Jamie Saft, playing various keyboard instruments, but also to the four horn players Cuong Vu, Andy Laster, Curtis Hasselbring and Andrew D'Angelo, electric bassist Lindsey Horner and of course drummer Bobby Previte.The material ranges from the title track, propelled by rapid-fire drumming and close-knit horn harmonies, to '3 Minute Heels', a groovy African-styled piece, to a delicate cover of Tchaikovsky's 'The Countess' Bedroom' from the opera "The Queen Of Spades". Just when you think you've taken it all in, you're hit with a 16 minute bonus track! A little bit quirkier and funkier, bass clarinet squeaks against cowbells while a brass melody soars over the top. It recalls moments from before in the album, but somehow it goes beyond anything you have heard before."Too Close To The Pole" truly is an incredible and totally underappreciated album, definitely one of my favourites! Anyone looking for something fresh and exciting should definitely check it out."