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23 Constellations Of Joan Miro

Bobby Previte (ボビープレブ)

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ジャンル
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カタログNo
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7072
組み枚数
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1
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オリジナル盤発売年
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2002
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CD
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Bobby Previte(Drums),  Bobby Previte(Percussion),  Jamie Saft(Piano),  Jane Ira Bloom(Sax (Soprano)),  John Bacon, Jr.(Percussion),  Lew Soloff(Trumpet),  Michel Gentile(Flute),  Ralph Alessi(Trumpet),  Wayne Horvitz(Piano),  Bobby Previte(Marimba),  Bobby Previte(Vibraphone),  Elizabeth Panzer(Harp),  Jamie Saft(Fender Rhodes),  Jamie Saft(Organ (Hammond)),  John Bacon, Jr.(Marimba),  John Bacon, Jr.(Vibraphone),  Lew Soloff(Flugelhorn),  Ned Rothenberg(Clarinet (Bass)),  Ralph Alessi(Flugelhorn),  Wayne Horvitz(Fender Rhodes),  Wayne Horvitz(Harmonica),  Wayne Horvitz(Organ (Hammond)),  Bobby Previte(Chimes),  Bobby Previte(Gong),  Jamie Saft(Celeste),  Jane Ira Bloom(Soprano),  John Bacon, Jr.(Chimes),  Lew Soloff(Piccolo Trumpet),  Wayne Horvitz(Electronics),  Bobby Previte(Orchestra Bells),  John Bacon, Jr.(Orchestra Bells),  Bobby Previte(Producer),  David Breskin(Producer),  Ron Saint Germain(Engineer),  Bobby Previte(Liner Notes),  Heung-Heung "Chippy" Chin(Design),  John Zorn(Executive Producer),  Kirk Nurock(Conductor),  Ron Saint Germain(Mixing),  Scott Hull(Mastering),  Steve Mazur(Assistant Engineer),  Steve Mazur(Mixing),  Kazunori Sugiyama(Associate Producer),  Jimmy Katz(Portraits)

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Composer/percussionist/bandleader Bobby Previte often likes to stretch out, whether leading his modern creative jazz ensemble Weather Clear, Track Fast, putting his own spin on Miles' fusion repertoire with the Horse, or kicking his avant bar band, Latin for Travelers, into high gear. On some of his best work, Previte builds compositions from initial core rhythms and adds layers of structure a bit at a time, taking ten or more minutes to assemble all the pieces into a final musical picture. The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro, recorded in New York during the summer of 2001, takes a completely different approach. Previte has handed himself a unique challenge -- shrinking the length of each composition to something approximating the size of the paintings in Miro's Constellations series, each of which measures only 15 by 18 inches. And so Previte has composed 23 pieces ranging from one and a half minutes to three minutes long. These miniatures represent Previte's emotional responses to Miro's colorful, whimsical, and sensual Constellations, paintings animated with abstract and symbolic images that have profoundly affected the modern art world since the Catalan artist committed them to canvas in France and Majorca during the early years of World War II. In taking on the challenge of musically interpreting a set of defining works in 20th century visual art, Previte has set a lofty goal for himself, one informed by the paradox of attempting to achieve greatness by thinking small (a bit counterintuitive to what one might expect from Previte when one considers some of his own major works of the past). And, simply put, his project is an unqualified success. With an ensemble ranging in size from seven to ten musicians and comprised of some of New York's finest artists in modern creative and avant-garde jazz, Previte has succeeded in creating music that suggests Miro and yet is uniquely his own. The compositions sometimes seem to float in stasis, but strong lower-register pulses and crisp, rhythmic ostinatos often enter with a flourish, infusing the music with enough energy to cause Miro's circles, squiggles, and stars to dance off their flat canvases. The ensemble features nearly conventional jazz instrumentation in the dual trumpets of Lew Soloff and Ralph Alessi, soprano saxophone of Jane Ira Bloom, flute of Michel Gentile, bass clarinet of Ned Rothenberg, keyboards of Wayne Horvitz and Jamie Saft, and drums of the leader himself. However, there is an unconventionally light, ethereal, and dreamlike quality to the music here, as most of the pieces prominently feature Elizabeth Panzer's harp and John Bacon's vibraphone, orchestra bells, marimba, and chimes, not to mention a bit of rubbery, squelchy electronics from Horvitz here and there. While the music seems quite thoroughly composed, with precise counterpoint, consonant harmonies, and an orchestral sense of timbre and texture, there is an overall feeling of buoyancy and freedom that is no more stilted and leaden than Miro's paintings themselves. If time could be envisioned as the canvas upon which musicians paint their melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, much of Previte's previous work would translate to mural size when contrasted to the miniatures in The 23 Constellations of Joan Miro. Yet, individually and collectively, these brief works create an indelible impression, as strong as the blam! Previte experienced -- as he describes in the liner notes -- when he first saw the Constellations in a Miro retrospective at New York's MOMA. These 23 Constellations, two and three minutes at a time, add up to Bobby Previte's finest hour. (All 23 paintings in Joan Miro's Constellations series are reproduced in the CD booklet.) ~ Dave Lynch, Rovi

収録曲   

  • 01. Sunrise (03:07)
  • 02. Escape Ladder (02:15)
  • 03. People at Night, Guided by the Phosphorescent Tracks of Snails (02:24)
  • 04. Women on the Beach (02:11)
  • 05. Woman With Blond Armpit Combing Her Hair by the Light of the Stars (02:15)
  • 06. Morning Star (02:34)
  • 07. Wounded Personage (02:23)
  • 08. Woman and Birds (02:11)
  • 09. Woman in the Night (02:00)
  • 10. Acrobatic Dancers (02:15)
  • 11. Nightingale's Song at Midnight and Morning Rain (02:43)
  • 12. On the 13th, the Ladder Brushed the Firmament (02:20)
  • 13. Nocturne (02:49)
  • 14. Poetess (02:13)
  • 15. Awakening in the Early Morning (02:42)
  • 16. Toward the Rainbow (02:54)
  • 17. Women Encircled by the Flight of a Bird (01:32)
  • 18. Women at the Border of a Lake Irradiated by the Passage of a Swan (02:06)
  • 19. Migratory Bird (02:16)
  • 20. Ciphers and Constellations in Love With a Woman (02:03)
  • 21. Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers (02:42)
  • 22. Rose Dusk Caresses the Sex of Women and of Birds (02:13)
  • 23. Passage of the Divine Bird [For Aaron Copland] (02:57)

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Bobby Previte

A series of albums recorded in the late '80s established Previte as one of the relatively few jazz drummers who are also composers of significance, alongside Jack DeJohnette, Bob Moses, and a handful of others. In 1973, Previte received his B.A. in Music from the University of Buffalo, where he studied percussion with Jan Williams. He moved to New York City in 1979, where he collaborated with many

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