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Bobby Previte Double Bill

Friday 27 August 2004 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Another chance to discover the diverse talents of the superb American jazz drummer and composer Bobby Previte, through two of his favourite projects, recorded at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham.

With his acclaimed Constellations Ensemble, Previte performs 23 jewel-like compositions for jazz orchestra. Considered to be Previte's masterpiece, The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro is his creative and emotional response to Miro's abstract and beautiful Constellation paintings.

In the other half of the programme, Previte gets funky with two of New York's most outstanding musicians; eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and DJ Logic.

Hunter's unique instrument (a hybrid of bass and guitar) and his rock-influenced style have attracted a cult following whilst DJ Logic has recorded and toured intensively with artists such as Don Byron and Medeski, Martin and Wood.


1 hour 30 minutes


Jazz on 3 Signature Tune  
Artist Russell Gunn
Title 74 Miles Away Intro
Label Atlantic
Cat No. 7567-83165-2
LP Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1 

Bobby Previte Concert recorded Live at at Birmingham CBSO Friday 6 th February
The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro  
Drums - Bobby Previte
Keyboards - Wayne Horvitz
Trumpet - Lew Soloff
Trumpet - Ralph Alessi
Saxophone and clarinet - Ned Rothenberg
Harp - Zeena Parkins
Percussion - John Bacon
Piano - Neal Kirkwood
Conductor - Christian Muthspiel

One - Sunrise
Two - The escape ladder
Three - People at night, guided by the phosphorescent tracks of snails
Four - Women on the beach
Five - Woman with blonde armpit combing her hair by the light of the stars
Six - Morning star
Seven - Wounded personage
Eight - Woman and birds
Nine - Woman in the night
Ten - Acrobatic dancers
Eleven - The Nightingale's song at midnight and morning rain
Twelve - On the 13 th , the ladder brushed the firmament
Thirteen - Nocturne
Fourteen - The Poetess
Fifteen - Awakening in the early morning
Sixteen - Toward the rainbow
Seventeen - Women encircled by the flight of a bird
Eighteen - Women at a lake made iridescent by the passage of a swan
Nineteen - The migratory bird
Twenty - Ciphers and constellations in love with a woman
Twenty One - The beautiful bird revealing the unknown to a pair of lovers
Twenty Two - The rose dusk caresses the sex of women and birds
Twenty Three - The passage of the divine bird
Drums - Bobby Previte
Guitar- Charlie Hunter
Turntables - DJ Logic

Artist Bobby Previte, Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic
Title Blasticity
Composer Bobby Previte
Duration 10:09

Preview for next week's Frank Zappa session
Artist Mar Vista Philharmonic Orchestra
Title Treacherous Cretins / Chunga's Revenge / 555/ Inca Roads
Composer Frank Zappa
Duration 08:30

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