Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bobby Previte - 2006 - The Coalition of the Willing

2006 - The Coalition of the Willing

The Coalition of the Willing is the 2006 album by drummer Bobby Previte. It combines elements of both jazz and classic rock. Featured artists include Charlie Hunter on guitar, Steve Bernstein on trumpet, Jamie Saft on the Hammond organ and Skerik on saxophone. Although Hunter is mostly known for his unique eight-string guitar work, he uses a regular six-string guitar on the album. Previte toured Europe and North America in support of the album. 

The Coalition of the Willing is an instrumental jazz and rock "all-star" ensemble led by Bobby Previte.  Live performances are improvisational emphasizing groove, experimental and cross-genres. The self-titled album was released 2006 (Ropeadope) and the tour began in early 2006. The West Coast touring band has remained active through July 2007.

Album Musician Credits

    * Bobby Previte - Drums & Percussion
    * Charlie Hunter - Electric Guitars, Electric Basses
    * Steven Bernstein - Trumpet, Slide Trumpet
    * Jamie Saft - Organ, Mellotron, Moog, Electric Guitars, Electric Basses
    * Skerik - Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
    * Stanton Moore - Drums
    * Stew Cutler - Harmonica, Slide Guitar

European Touring Band - Winter/Spring 2006

    * Bobby Previte: drums
    * Charlie Hunter: guitar
    * Steven Bernstein: trumpet, slide trumpet
    * Marco Benevento: organ, electric piano, electronics

USA Touring Band - Fall 2006

    * Charlie Hunter - Skerik - Robert Walter - Bobby Previte

USA Touring Band - Winter 2007

    * THE SEPARATION: Marco Benevento - Reed Mathis - Bobby Previte This performance was a collaboration with playwright/director Andrea Kleine, the early music choir "The Rose Ensemble" and visual artist Anna Kiraly. It was co-commitioned by and premiered at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota February 2, 2007.
    * WEST COAST TOUR: Reed Mathis - Brian Coogan - Skerik - Bobby Previte

Track Listing:

  1. "The Ministry of Truth" - 5:16
  2. "Airstrip One" - 4:45
  3. "Versificator" - 6:09
  4. "The Ministry of Love" - 5:50
  5. "Oceania" - 5:07
  6. "The Inner Party" - 5:56
  7. "Memory Hole" - 7:54
  8. "Anthem for Andrea" - 6:09

This album is GREAT.  If you checked out my posts of Garage a Trois, you should love this. 


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