Come in Red Dog, This Is Tango Leader was the first recorded meeting of eight-string wunderkind Charlie Hunter and master drummer/composer Bobby Previte, but it went so well that they decided to make an ongoing project of it called Groundtruther where the two of them play with a rotating third member (similar to Samm Bennett and Tom Cora's Third Person). However, this is just the two of them and although the album was "recorded live as all get out, baby," it's sometimes difficult to believe. Charlie Hunter is pretty well known for sounding like more than one person on his eight-string guitar, but Bobby Previte's electronic hybrid drum set allows him to do much the same thing with triggered samples. Previte's got an unreal setup, with a wild set of assorted sounds and triggers, and apparently the ability to manipulate them on the fly while continuing to keep the beat! It's an odd and wonderful mixture of drums, cymbals, sampled vocals and who-knows-what that is both highly entertaining and highly musical. And once you latch on to Hunter's simultaneous basslines and leads, it's hard to fathom that Previte is totally responsible for the rest of the music. Charlie Hunter's various projects have always been fun, but Previte's palette of sounds substantially ups the loopy quotient and gives this project a charm all its own. Fans of either musician should check this out, as should anyone interested in a groovy, quirky good time. ~ Sean Westergaard, Rovi
released May 1, 2012
Charlie Hunter: eight string guitar
Bobby Previte: electronics, electronic drums
Recorded 4,5 February 2003 at GoodandEvil Studio, Brooklyn, NY. by Chris Kelly
Sampled Voices: Kate Previte
supported by 15 fans who also own “Come in Red Dog, This is Tango Leader”
This quintet has acquired legendary status as a working unit...all the musicians are exemplary at their craft and DD is one of my 'Big5'...he is an exquisite composer of both depth and breadth of vision...you can instantly recognise Dave's DNA in a tune...what's more, you feel there is also so much more to come!;his powers of expression are so special.
These compositions are from the heart and I can only suggest that you take them to yours...
supported by 14 fans who also own “Come in Red Dog, This is Tango Leader”
Yes,yes,yes! I've been waiting for Dave to do this again...two brilliant runs by DDQ and Keystone were documented on Greenleaf back in the day; they were groundbreaking...recorded and released within 24 hours for each set...they were stellar performances and I play them again and again.
With absolutely no chance of ever being there, this is the closest i'll ever be to 'being there'...so excited I may need to lay down in a darkened room for a while! John Cratchley