Too Close to the Pole

by Bobby Previte

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“Too Close To The Pole” was the final Weather Clear, Track Fast recording and for it Previte assembled a completely different band of musicians, at that time very new to the New York scene, but who quickly became indispensable to it. The CD, recorded in Germany, was released in 1996, and is the culmination of his writing with that orchestration. Previte has not written for a large front line since.

The New York Times—"His pieces slowly and carefully make their way to an incantory place where jubilation reigns.”

The New Yorker— "His ensembles speak in visionary tongues."

Out of print.


released September 1, 1996

Weather Clear, Track Fast
Too Close to the Pole

Lindsey Horner :: electric bass, tin whistle, voice
Andy Laster :: baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, voice
Cuong Vu :: trumpet, voice
Jamie Saft :: piano, fender rhodes electric piano, hammond organ, clavinet, voice
Curtis Hasselbring :: trombone, voice
Andrew D'Angelo :: alto saxophone, bass clarinet, voice
Bobby Previte :: drums, voice

Recorded April 27, 28, 29, 1996 at Marweg, EMI Studios, Cologne, Germany
Mixed June 12, 13, 14 1996 at River Sound, New York
Recorded and mixed by Joe Ferla
Produced by Bobby Previte

Design by Janene Higgins

All compositions by Bobby Previte except "The Countess' Bedroom" from The Queen of Spades by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Original release -
1996 - ENJA Records, ENJ 9306 2
Executive producers: Ulrich Kurth and Matthias Winckelmann
Band photo: David Sinclair
Traycard and animal photgraphy: Bongo Monopoly (with a little help from Tom Varner)


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