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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. 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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Albums

Set The Alarm For Monday
Set The Alarm For...
Palmetto Records
2008
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[no cover]
Big Guns
Tzadik
2008
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[no cover]
April In New York
Tzadik
2007
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Doom Jazz
Doom Jazz
Veal
2007
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The Coalition Of The Willing
The Coalition Of The...
Tzadik
2006
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[no cover]
Live In Japan 2003
Tzadik
2006
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Videos

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