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Bobby Previte

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: July 16, 1957    

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. Eventually hired by a band, he rehearsed with them for a year, only to get fired the day of the first booking for not having “real” drums. After this experience he decided to strike out on his own, and has been doing so ever since....
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  • Big Guns

    Tzadik
    2008
  • Set The Alarm For Monday

    Palmetto Records
    2008
  • April In New York

    Tzadik
    2007
  • Doom Jazz

    Veal
    2007
  • Live In Japan 2003

    Tzadik
    2006
  • The Coalition Of The Willing

    Tzadik
    2006
  • Counterclockwise

    Palmetto Records
    2003
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