Berlino, Germania. 6/4/1929.

Musicista di origini russe. Sotto la guida del padre, noto concertista, viene avviato allo studio del pianoforte. Ha studiato al Conservatorio di Berlino ed in quello di Parigi. Nel 1939 la famiglia emigra negli Stati Uniti per sfuggire al nazismo; a Los Angeles  continua a studiare pianoforte, teoria e composizione. Trova lavoro a Hollywood, presso gli studi della MGM, con l’aiuto dello zio che è direttore musicale degli studi della Universal. Pianista classico piuttosto dotato, sotto l’influenza di Art Tatum si è accostato al Jazz rivelando le sue ottime doti. La sue maggiori capacità si sono rivelate nel comporre ed arrangiare partiture per i film della Metro, ma ha partecipato anche attivamente alla crescita del Jazz californiano. Ha registrato e suonato con Shelly Manne, Benny Goodman, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Pete Rugolo, Shorty Rogers, Jackie Cain e Roy Kral, Leroy Vinnegar e soprattutto con Red Mitchell suo partner ideale. Ha accompagnato Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, questo non gli ha impedito di dirigere orchestre prestigiose come la London Synphony Orchestra ed altre. Nel 1961 ha vinto un Grammy Award. Ha diretto un trio con Joe Pass e Ray Brown, ed in seguito con Mundell Lowe al posto di Pass.


Andre Previn Trio.

Andre Previn (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b)

Take The A Train / Main Stem.

(Parlophon) Hollywood, 25-3-46.

Thinking Of You. Thinking Of You.

Andre Previn (dir) orchestra, Anita Ellis, Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, Gloria De Haven,. Helen Kane.

Thinking Of You / Where Did You Get That Girl / I Wanna Be Loved / Paut-Pourri dal film “Three Little Words” / Nevertheless / Who’s Sorry Now.




Plays Gershwin.Gershwin.

Andre Previn (p)

An American In Paris – 1 Allegretto Grazioso / An American In Paris – 2 Andante ma con ritmo deciso / Piano Concerto In F – 1 Allegro / Piano Concerto in F – 2 Adagio / Piano Conmcerto In F – 3 Allegro Agitato.

(RCA Victor LPM-1011)

11-5 e 22-6-53.


Andre Previn Plays Fats Waller.Plays Fats Waller.

Andre Previn (p) Leroy Vinegar (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Ain’t Misbehavin / Honeysuckle Rose / Black And Blue / I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling / Oh! You Sweet Thing / That’s Where The South Begins / Fat Stuff / Stealin’ Apples.

(Everest 247)

Los Angeles, 24 Giugno 1953.


Double Play.Double Play.

Andre Previn, Russ Freeman (p) Shelly Manne (dr)

Take Me Out To The Ball / Who’s On First / Called On Account Of Rain / In The Cellar Blues / Batter Up / Double Play / Safe At Home / Fungo / Strike Out The Band.

(Contemporary OJCCD 341)

Los Angeles, 30 Aprile, 11 Maggio 1957.


Let’s Get Away From It All.Let’s Get Away From It All.

Andre Previn (p)

Let’s Get Away From It All / Moonlight In Vermon / It Happens In Sun Vally / Serenade To Sweden / Island In The West Indies / Fliyng Down To Rio / Honolulu / How Are Thing In Glocca Morra / On A Slowboat To China / London In Luly / San Francisco / Sidewalk Of Cuba / Reprise: Let’s Get Away From It All.


11 e 18-4-55.

Li’l Abner.Li’l Abner.

Andre Previn (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Jubilation / Past My Prime / If I Had My Druthers / Matrimonial Stomp / Namely You / Oh! Happy Day / Progress In The Root Of All Evil / The Country’s The Very Best Of Hands / Unnecessary Town.

(Contemporary 3533)

Los Angeles, 6-7 Febbraio 1957.


Pal Joey.Pal Joey.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

I Could Write A Book / That Terrific Raimbow / Betwiched / Take Him / It’s A Great Big Town / What Is A Man / I’m Talkin’ With My Pal / Do It The Hard Way.

(Contemporary 3543)

Los Angeles, 28-29 Ottobre 1957.



Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

The Parisian / I Remember It Well / A Toujours / It’s A Bore / Aunt Alicia’s March / Thanks Heaven For Little Girls / Gigi / She Is Not Thinking Of Me.

(Contemporary 3548)

Los Angeles, 7-8 Aprile 1958.


Session Live.Session Live.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Ascott Gavotte / Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas / But Not For Me / Stars Fell For Alabama / Zip / It’s All Right With Me / I Thought Of You / Them There Eyes / Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered / Paul’s Pal.

(Calliope 3003)

Los Angeles, 10 Agosto 1958.


Plays Songs By Vernon Duke.Plays Songs By Vernon Duke.

Andre Previn (piano solo)

Cabin In The Sky/ Autumn In New York/ The Love I Long For/ Ayes Ago/ Taking A Chance On Love/ What Is There To Say/ I Can’t Get Started/ I Like The Likes Of You/ Round About/ April In Paris.

(Contemporary 3558)

Los Angeles, 12-30 Agosto 1958.


King Size!.King Size.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

I’ll Remember April / Much Too Late / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / It Could Happen To You / Low And Inside / I’m beginning To See The Light.

(Contemporary 3570)

Los Angeles, 26 Novembre 1958.


Plays Songs By Jerome Kern.Plays Songs By Jerome Kern.

Andre Previn (p)

Long Ago And Far Away / Sure Thing / A Fine Romance / They Didn’t Believe Me / All The Things You Are / Whip-Poo-Will / Ol’Man River / Why Do I Love You / Go Little Boat / Put Me To The Test.

(Contemporary 3567)

Los Angeles, 26 Febbraio 1959.


West Side Story.West Side Story.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Something’s Comin’ / Jet Song / Tonight / I Feel Pretty / Gee Officer Krupke / Cool / Maria / America.

(Contemporary 3572)

Los Angeles, 24-25 Agosto 1959.


Secret Songs For Young Lovers.Secret Songs For Young Lovers.

Andre Previn (p) Orchestra diretta da David Rose.

Blame It On MY Youth / Young Man’s Lament / You Make Me Feel So Young / Young And Tender / While We’re Young / Too Young To Be True / Last Night When Wer Were Young / Like Young / Younger Than Springtime / A Year Of Youth / Too Young TO Go Steady / Love Is For The Very Young.

(MGM 709472)

24-25 Agosto 1959.

The Subterraneans.The Subterraneans.

Art Farmer, Jack Sheldon (tp); Bob Enevoldson (tb) Art Pepper (sa) Bill Perkins (st) Gerry Mulligan (sb) Andre Previn (p-arr) Russ Freeman (p) Red Mitchell, Buddy Clark (b) Dave Bailey, Shelly Manne (dr) Carmen McRae (vc) sezione di archi.

Way Are We Afraid / Two By Two / A Rose And The End / Look Ma No Clother / Alalyst.

Hollywood, 16-18 Novembre 1959.

Art Farmer (tp) Art Pepper (sa) Gerry Mulligan (sb) Russ Freeman (p) Buddy Clark (b) Dave Bailey (dr)

Bread And Wine / Things Are Looking Down.

Hollywood, 21-11-59.

Jack Sheldon (tp) Art Pepper (sa) Russ Freeman (p) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Reasing Caen.

(LP MGM 864) Hollywood, 22-11-59.

Like Previn.Like Previn.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Rosie Red / If I Should Find You / Sad Eyes / Saturday / Tricycle / I’m Mina Mood / No Words For Dory / Three’s Company.

(Contemporary 3575)

Hollywood, 20 Febbraio, 1 Marzo 1960.


Plays Songs By Harold Arlen.Plays Songs By Harold Arlen.

Andre Previn (p)

That Old Black Magic / Come Rai Or Come Shine / My Shining Hour / Happiness Is A Thing / Called Joe / A Sleepin’Be / Stormy Weather / Over The Rainbow / Let’s Fall In Love / For Every Man Thers’ A Woman / Cocoanut Sweet.

(Contemporary 3586)

Hollywood, 4-5 Maggio 1960.


Give My Regards To Broadway.Give My Regards To Broadway.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Give My Regard To Broadway / Take Me Along / Almost Like Being In Love / The Sound Of Music / Put On A Happy Face / Too Close For Confort /When Im’m Not Near To Girl I Love / Everything’s Coming Up Roses / Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend / Tol Darn Hot.

(Collectables 6695)

Los Angeles, 27-31 Maggio 1960.

Like In Love.Like In Love.

Andre Previn (p)

Like In Love / When I Fall In Love / I Wish I Were In Love Again / Falling In Love Again / In Love In Vain / Nothin’To Do With Love / Love Is Here To Stay / Love Me Or Leave Me / Looking For Love / At Long Last Love / Like Someone In Love / I Love A Piano.

(Collectables 6681)


The 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse.The 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse.

Andre Previn (p) MGM Studio Orchestra, Eileen Wilson (vc)

The Overture / The Main Title / The Frist Dance / The Second Dance / The A Toast – The Old One / The Paris – Auction / The Sports Car / The I’m Neutral / The Martinique n.1 / The Mine For The Moment / The Quai D’Orleans / The Key / The Lovers / The Horsemen – Evacuation / The Occupation / The Germans In Paris / The Take MY Dance / The Martinique n.2 / The Martinique n.3 / The Refusal / The Student Riot / The Talk TO Chi Chi / The She Wouldn’t Listen / The No Divorce / The First Subaway – Bedroom / The I’ve Got The See Him / The First Parting / The Marguerite’s Return / The I Will Come Back / The Road Block / The End Of The Line / The Julio And Heinrich / The End.

(Rhino 7764) 21-29 Settembre 1961.

Mack The Knife.Mack The Knife.

Jay Jay Johnson (tb) Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Bilbao Song / Barbara Song / Overture / Seerauberjenny / Mack The Knife / Surabaya Johnny / Wie Mann Sich Better / Unzulanglichkeit.

(CBS S 52653)

Dicembre 1961.


The Light Fantastic: A Tribute To Fred Astaire.The Light Fantastic

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Nice Work If You Can Get It / Isn’t This A Lovely Day / I Used To Be Color Blind / A Foggy Day / Not MY Girl / Light Fantastic / A Fine Romance / So Near And Yet So Far / Puttin’On The Ritz / Fascinathing Rhythm.

(Columbia 1999)



Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; Concerto In F; Porgy And Bess.Rhapsody In Blue

Andre Previn (p) Orchestra Diretta da Adnrè Kostelanez, Uan Rasey (tp)

Rhapsody In Blue, for piano & orchestra / 1 Allegro / 2 Andante con moto / 3 Allegro agitato / Catfish Row – Jazbo Brown – Before Da / Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess.




Soft And Swinging.andre previn Soft And Swinging.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

I’m in the mood for love / A lovely way to spend an evening / I can’t give you anything but love / Don’t blame me / I must have that man / Too late, my love / Lose me now / When my sugar walks down the street / Diga diga doo / I’m shooting high / I can’t believe that you’re in love with me / It’s a most unusual day / Exactly like you / On the sunny side of the street.

(Columbia CS8914)

Los Angeles, 17 Ottobre 1963.

4 To Go.4 To Go.

Andre Previn (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

No Moon At All / Bye Bye Blackbird / Life Is A Ball / It’s Easy To Remember / You’re Impossible / Oh What A Beautiful Moornin’ / I Know You Oh So Well / Intersection / Like Someone In Love / Don’t Sing Along.

(Columbia-Sony 477339)

Los Angeles, 18 Dicembre 1963.


Sound Stage.Sound Stage.

Andre Previn (p) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Sound Stage / You Oughta Be In Pictures / The Way You Look Tonight / Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah / Swinging On A Star / I Only Have Eyes Fro You / Around The World / Someday My Prince Will Come / There Will Never Be Another You / When You Wish Upon A Star / Stella By Starlight / Summertime / That Old Black Magic.

(CBS Records 2158)


My Fair Lady.andre previn My Fair Lady.

Andre Previn (p) Herb Ellis (g) Red Mitchell (b) Frank Capp (dr)

You did it / The rain in Spain / Without you / I could have danced all night / On the street where you live / With a little bit of luck / I’ve grown accustomed to your face / I’m an ordinary man / Wouldn’t it be loverly ? / Get me to the church on time.

(Columbia CS8995)

Los Angeles, 15 Aprile 1964.


All Alone.andre previn All Alone.

Andre Previn (p)

More than you know / I got it bad / Everything happens to me / You are too beautiful / How deep is the ocean ? / Angel eyes / When Sunny gets blue / As time goes by / Remember me / Yesterdays / Dancing on the ceiling / Here’s that rainy day.

(RCA Victor LPM3806)

Hollywood, 1967.


Valley Of The Dolls.Valley Of The Dolls.

Andre Previn (p) Orchestra diretta da John Williams.

Theme From Valley Of The Dolls / It’s Impossible / Ann At Lawerenceille / Change Meeting / Neely’s Career Montage / Come Live With Me / I?ll Plant My Own Tree / The Gillian Girl Commercial / Jennifer’s French Movie / Give A Little More / Jennifer’s Recollection / Theme From Valley Of The Dolls (Reprise)

(Polygram 536876)


After Hours.After Hours.

Andre Previn (p) Joe Pass (g) Ray Brown (b)

There’ll Never Be Another You / I Only Have Eyes For You / What Am I Here For / Limenhouse Blues / All The Things You Are / Honeysuckle Rose / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Cotton Tail / Laura / One For Bunz.

(Telarc Digital 83002)

Pasadena, California, 29-3-89.



Andre Previn (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b)

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / A Sleepin’Bee / Come Rain Or Come Shine / Stormy Weather / Over The Raimbow / Let’s Fall In Love / Day Dream – Prelude To A Kiss / Good Queen Bess / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Five O’Clock Wistle / Come Sunday / C Jam Blues.

(Telarc 83303)

New York, 9-10 Marzo 1990.

Piano Stilings Of André Previn.

Andre Previn (p)

Just One Of Those Things / Love Walked In / Anything Goes / A Foggy Day / Who / I’m Old Fashioned / Lullaby Of Broadway / As Time Goes By / Who Cares / Everything Happens To Me / September In The Rain / But Not For Me / Angel Eyes / There Will Never Be Another You / Love Is Here To Stay / I Know Why And So Do You / Here’s That Rainy Day / I Only Have Eyes For You / I Got It Bad / Halleluiah.

(RCA 2431) 5-10-90.

Right As The Rain.Right As The Rain.

Andre Previn (p) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Right As The Rain / Sunrise, Sunset / It’s Good To Have You Near Again / It never Entered My Mind / Nobody’s Heart / My Melancoly Baby / A Sleepin’Bee / Falling In Love Again / They Didn’t Believe Me / Hello, Young Lovers / Love Walked In / Where , I Wonder.

(RCA 2983)


Old Friends.Old Friends.

Andre Previn (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b)

But Not For Me / Stars Fell On Alabama / Stompin’At The Savoy / Medley: Darn That Dream – Here’s That Rainy Day – Polka Dots And Moonbeams / One O’Clock Jump / Topsy / Medley: Bad And Beatiful – Laura / Moonsweeper Blues / Overt The Raimbow / Satin Doll / Sweet Georgia Brown.

(Telarc 33309)

La Jolla, California, 24-8-91.

What Headphones.What Headphones.

Andre Previn (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b) Grady Tate (dr)

What Headphones / You Are My All / Take The A Train / Outside The Café / All Is Well / A Portrait Of Bert Williams / Warm Valley / Holy Spirit In Me / I’m Beginning Too See The Light / You’re Gonna Hear From Me / You Never Gave Up On Me.

(DRG 8506)

New York, 5-10-93.


Fantasia.On A Theme By Thomas Tallis

Andre Previn (p) Nurit Bar-Josef, Elita Kang (viol) Hui Liu (viola) Sophie Shao (cello)

Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis / Preludio (moderato) / Scherso (Presto misterioso) / Romanza (lento) / Passacaglia / Reflections.

(EMI Music 7243555371)



Play Showboat.Play Showboat.

Andre Previn (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Make Believe / Can’t Help Lovin’That Man / Ol’Man River / Bill / Lickety Split / White Wood / Dr.DJ (Evelin Hawkins) / Life Upon The Wicked Stage / Why Do I Love You / I Might Fall Back On You / Nobody Else But Me.

(Polygram 447639)

Stamford, Marzo 1995.


Jazz At The Musikverein.Jazz At The Musikverein.

Andre Previn (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b)

Stompin’At The Savoy / Andrè Previn Introduction / I Can’t Get Started / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down / Medley: What’ll I Do – Laura / What Is This Thing Called Love / Captain Bill / Satin Doll / HI Blondie / This Time The Dream’s On Me / Medley: Prelude to A Kiss – Very Thought Of You – Come Rain Or Come Shine / Sweet Georgia Brown.

(Polygram 537704)

Vienna, 24 Giugno 1995.


Andre Previn (p)

More That You Know / It Could Happen To You / MY Funny Valentine / How Are Thing In Glocca Morra / Have You Meet Miss Jones / In Our Little Boat / As Time Goes By / My Melancholy Baby / It Only Happens When A Dance With You / Angel Eyes / In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning / It Might As Well Be Spring / The Second Time Around / Dance Of Life.

(Angel Rec.55391)


We Got Rhythm: Gershwin Soogbook.We Got Rhythm

Andre Previn (p) David Finck (b)

They All Laughed / Someone To Watch Over Me / Oh Lady Be Good / A Foggy Day / Soon – Do It Again / I Got Rhythm / Embraceable You / He Loves And She Loves –Love Is Here To Stay / Fascinathing Rhythm / Isn’t A Pity / Boy! What Love Has Done TO Me – I’ve Got A Crush On You / Love Walked In / The Man I Love / ‘S Wonderful.

(Deutsche GR.453493)

Agosto, 1997.

Jesus Christ Superstar.Jesus Christ Superstar.

Andre Previn (p)

Disco 1: Overture / Heaven On Their Minds / What’s The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifyng / Then We Are Decided / Everything’s Alright / This Jesus Must Die / Hosanna / Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem / Pilate’s Dream / The Temple / I Don’t Know HowTo Love Him / Damned For All Time – Blood Money.

Disco 2: The Last Supper / Gethsemane / The Arrest / Peters’ Denial / Pilate And Christ / King Herod’s Song / Could We Star Again, Please / Juda’s Death / Trial Before Pilate / Superstar / The Crocifixion / John Nineteen: Forty One.

(MCA 11757) 24-3-98.

Music At Sunset.Music At Sunset.

Buddy Childers, Charlie Shavers (tp) Nat King Cole (p) Andre Previn (p) Irving Ashby, Dave Barbour (g) Red Callender, John Simmons, Eddie Safranski (b) Lee Young, Buddy Rich (dr)

Black Market Stuff / Laguna Leap / I’ll Never Be The Same / Si9ngin’Central / Kicks / I Got It Bad / Body And Soul / Sunset Blue / All The Things You Are / Something To Live For / Good Enough To Keep / That Old Blue Magic / Blue Skies / I Found A New Baby / Variations On A Theme / Mullholand Drive.

(Jazz Colours 874738) 11-5-99.

We Got It Good And Ain’t Bad: An Ellington Song Book.We Got It Good And Ain’t Bad

Andre Previn (p) David Finck (b)

Take The A Train / Isfahan / I Got It Bad / Do Nothin’Till You Hear FromMe / Chelsea Bridge / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / In A Sentimental Mood / Squatty Roo / Come Sunday / Serenade To Sweden / I Didn’t Know About You / In A Mellow Tone / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

(Deutsche Gr.4634562)

Agosto 1999.

Live At The Jazz Standards.Live AT The Jazz Standards.

Andre Previn (p) David Finck (b)

Westwood Walk / HI Blondie / My Funny Valentine / What Is This Thing Called Love / Come Sunday / Fungo / Chelsea Bridge / Bye Bye Sky Batter Up / Quiet Music – New Valley / Oh, Lady Be Good / I Got Rhythm.

(Decca 013220)


Alone: Ballad For Solo Piano.Alone

Andre Previn (p)

Angel Eyes / Secon Time Around / Andre’s Blues / Darkset Before The Dawn / What Is This Thing Called Love / Night And Day / Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered / I Can’t Get Started / MY Ship / Skyark / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Ship Without A Sail / It Might As Well Be Spring / You’re Gonna Gear From me.

(Emarcy 1138)




Dory Previn & Andre Previn.

Dory Previn (vc) Andre Previn (p) Kenny Burrell (g)

Can’t we be enemies / Lonely girl in London / Let me show you off / My heart is a hunter / Leprechauns are upon me / Warm winter day / Carfree love / No / Sea shells / Many sides / Gooney bird / Just for now / Forget me.

(Verve MGV2101) Los Angeles, Maggio 1957.



Niagara Falls, New York. 16/7/1957.

Presto si è affermato come un importante musicista, questo nuovo percussionista di origine italiana. Attivo a New York ha collaborato con John Zorn, Wayne Horwitz, Bill Frisell, Elliott Dharp e si è fatto notare per dei nuovi progetti. Nel 1980 si è trasferito a New York, la sua musica è un vivace connubio di varie influenze, nelle quali il jazz storico fà da collante. La sua prima incisione viene distribuita da una etichetta europea, nella metà degli anni’80. Nel 1990 è uscito l’album “Moscow Circus”. Ha diretto gli “Weather Clear”, poi i “Track Fast’s” con i quali ha inciso nel 1991. In seguito ha fondato gli”Empty Suits”un gruppo completamente votato all’elettronica. Ha messo su un gruppo fusion, composto dal chitarrista Jerome Harris, dai tastieristi Michael Cain e Steve Gaboury ed il trombettista Herb Robertson, ai quali durante le registrazioni si sono aggiunti Robin Eubanks e Marty Ehrlich. In seguito ha diretto insieme Charlie Hunter il duo “Groundtruther”. Annoverato tra i migliori musicisti della nuova scena newyorkese,


Bump The Renaissance.

Tom Varner (fhr) Lenny Pickett (st,cl/b) Richard Shulman (p) David Hofstra (b) Bobby Previte (dr)

Short of breath / Art for now / Untitled / Cover the earth / Not since / 1958 / Dark ride / Soundtrack / Otto the Auto.

(Sound Aspects SAS008)

New Yok, 4-5 Giugno 1985.

Dull Bang, Gushing Sound, Human Shriek.Dull Bang, Gushing Sound, Human Shriek.

Bobby Previte (b/el-g/el-Keyb-dr-perc)

The Arrival / For Bunny And Brian / Turn The Corner / Dull Bang / Gushing Sound / Human Shriek.

(Kock Jazz 7821)

New York, 1986.


Pushing The Envelope.Pushing The Envelope.

Tom Varner (corno) Marty Ahrlich (st-sa) Wayne Horvitz (p) David Hofstra (b-tuba) Bobby Previte (dr)

Open World / Ballad Noir / Once / Mirror Mirror / 102° In The Shade.

Stesso gruppo, Lindsey Horner per Hofstra.

Pushing The Envelope.

(Gramavision 18-8711) New York, 31-3 e 1-4 e 17-7-87.

Claude’s Late Morning.Claude’s Late Morning.

Ray Anderson (tuba-tb) Wayne Horvitz (org-p-arm) Carol Emanuel (arpa) Guy Klucevsek (fis) Bill Frisell (g/el-bj) Josh Dubin (g/el) Joey Baron (dr) Bobby Previte (dr-mar-key-vc) Jim Mussen (dr/elet)

Look Both Ways / One Bowl / The King So Far / Sometimes You Need An Airport / The Voice / Claude’s Late Morning / First Song For Kate / Ballet / Look Boh Ways (Reprise) / Bud.

(Gramavision 18811)

New York, 1988.

Empty Suits.Empty Suits.

Bobby Previte (dr-perc-marim-keyb-g-vc) Robin Eubanks (tb) Steve Gaboury (org-p-keyb) Jerome Harris (g/b-vc) Allan Jaffe (g) Roberta Baum (vc) Carol Emanuel (arpa) Marty Ehrlich (sa) Elliott Sharp (g) David Shea (turntables) Skip Krevens (pedal/steel)

Across Stae Lines / Flying Buttress / Gaboo / Break The Cups / Great Wall / Pichl / Across State Lines / A Door Flies Open.

(Gramavision R2 79447)

New York, 17-18 Maggio 1990.

Weather Clear Track Fast.Weather Clear Track Fast.

Don Byron (sb-cl) Marty Ehrlich (cl/b-sa-fl) Bobby Previte (dr) Anthony Davis (p) Robin Eubanks (tb) Antony Cox (b) Graham Haynes (corn)

Quinella / Weather Clear Track Fast / Traffic Along The Rail / ¾ Pole / Backstrech / Photo Finish / Weather Cloudy Track Slow.

(ENJA 6082)

New York, 7-8 Gennaio 1991.


Music Of The Moscow Circus.Music Of The Moscow Circus.

Jerome Harris (g-vc) Mark Helias (b-g/b-vc) Steve Gaboury (p-org-keyb) Carol Emanuel (arpa) Mark Feldman (viol) Herb Robertson (tp-corn) Roger Squitero (perc) Bobby Previte (dr-keyb-vc) John Stump (dir) Elaine Zarate, Matthew Brosky (vc)

One Hand On The Wheel / Spring Beauty And The Muse / Spring Steps Out / The Melody And The Melody Inside That / Seven Alarm.

(Gramavision GRV 74662)

New York, 2-4 Agosto 1991.

Slay The Suitors.Slay The Suitors.

Robin Eubanks (tb-st/el) Wayne Horwitz (org-tast-p) Steve Gaboury (p-tast) Jerome Harris (g) Bobby Previte (dr) Roger Squitero (perc)

Fantasy And Nocturne / Waltz / Canon / Prelude And Elegy.

(Avant Avan 036)

New York, 7-9 Giugno 1993.


Hue And Cry.Hue And Cry.

Eddie Allen (tp) Robin Eubank (tb) Marty Ehrlich (cl-sa-ss-fl) Don Byron (cl-sb) Anthony Davis (p) Larry Goldings (org) Anthony Cox (b) Bobby Previte (dr)

Hubbub / Smackdab / Love Heaven And Earth / 700 Camels / Valerie / Hue And Cry / For John Laughlan And All That We Stood For.

(ENJA ENJ 8064)

New York, Dicembre 1993.

Too Close To The Pole.Too Close To The Pole.

Cuong Vu (tp-vc) Curtis Hasselbring (tb-vc) Andrew D’Angelo (sa-cl/b-vc) Andy Laster (sb-cl-flvc) Jamie Saft (p-org-clav-vc) Lindsey Horner (b/el-tin whistle-vc) Bobby Previte (dr-vc)

Too Close To The Pole (2 vers) / 3 Minute Heels / The Countess’Bedrom / Save The Cups / The Eleventh Hour.

(ENJA 9306)

Colonia, 27-29 Aprile 1996.


My Man In Sidney.My Man In Sidney.

Bobby Previte (dr-vc) Marc Ducret (g) Jerome Harris (g/b) Jamie Saft (org)

Albuquerque Bar Band / My Man In Sidney / London Duty Free / Bear Right At Burma / Deep Dish Chicago / Love Cry New York.

(Enja 93482)

The Basement Club, Sidney, Australia, 20-23 Gennaio 1997.


Dangerous Rip.Dangerous Rip.

Jamie Saft (tast-b/el) Stewart Culter (g) Jerome Harris (b/el-g-vc) Bobby Previte (dr)

Heart Of My Sleeve / Clear The Bridge / You Tell Me / Bobby’s New Mood / Open Jaw.

Sydney, 22-1-97.

Jamie Saft (tast-b/el) Stewart Culter (g) Jerome Harris (b/el-g-vc) Bobby Previte (dr) Marc Ducret (g)

Surf Medley (Misirlou – Walk Don’t Run – The Victor – Telestar)

(ENJA ENJ 9324) Merano, 25-5-98.

In The Grass.In The Grass.

Bobby Previte (dr-keyb-p-cut)

Fifty Is A Hundred, A Hubndred Is A Thousand / 7 Familes / Handy / Very Handy / Tight Lipstic / Du Du / Walking In The Dust / Very Handy Indeed / … And The Rest Are What They Are / Qui Parle.

(Enja 9343)



The 23 Constellations Of Joan Mirò.The 23 Constellations Of Joan Mirò.

Lew Soloff, Ralph Alessi (tp-flic) Jane Ira Bloom (ss) Ned Rothemberg (cl/b) Michael Gentile (fl) JIamie Saft (p-cel-org-p/el) Wayne Horvitz (elettr-p-org-p/el-arm) John Bacon (marm-vib-perc) Elizabeth Panzer (arpa) Bobby Previte (dr-vib-marim-perc) Kirk Nurock (dir)

Sunrise / The Escape Ladder / People At Night, Guided By The Phosphorescent Tracks Of Sails / Women On The Beach / Woman With Blonde Armpit Combing Her Hair By The Light Of The Stars / Morning Star / Wouded personage / Woman And Birds / Woman In The Night / Acrobatic Dancers / The Nightingale’s Song At Midnight And Morning Rain / On The 13th The Ladder Brushed The Firmament / Nocturne / The Poetess / Awakening In The Early Morning / Toward The Raimbow / Woman Encircled By The Flights Of A Bird / Woman At The Border Of A Lake Irradiet By The Passage Of As Swan / The Migratory Bird / Ciphers And Constellations In Love With A Woman / The Beautiful Bird Revealing The Unknown To A Pair Of Lovers / The Rose Dusk Caresses The Sex Of Women And Of Birds / The Passage Of The Divine Bird.

(Tzadik 7072) New York, Luglio 2001.

Just Ad Water.Just Ad Water.

Ray Anderson (tb) Marty Ehrlich (st) Wayne Horwitz (p) Steve Swallow (b) Bobby Previte (dr)

Put Away Your Crayons/ Nice Try / Leave Here Now / ’53 Maserati / ’63 / Stingray / Everything I Want / All Hail Kirby / Theme For An Imaginary Deouement.

(Palmetto 2081)

Aprile 2001.



Curtis Fowlkes (tb) Marty Ehrlich (st) Wayne Horwitz (p) Steve Swallow (b) Tim Young (g) Bobby Previte (dr)

877-Soul / Conterclockwise / 614-Soul / Bobby’s Nexts Mood / 111-Soul / Patricia / 312-Soul / And The Wind Cries…Mademoiselle Katherine / 498-Soul.

(Palmetto 2091)

28-30 Ottobre 2002.



Greg Osby (sa) Charlie Hunter (g) Bobby Previte (dr-elettr)

North Pole / Arctic Circle / 40 th Parallel / Horse Latitudes North / Tropic Of Cancer / Equator / Tropic Of Capricorn / Horse Latitudes South / Tropic Of calms / Antarctic Circle / South Pole.

(Thritty EAR THI 671502)

New York, primavera, 2004.


The Coalition Of The Willing.The Coalition Of The Willing.

Steve Bernstein (tp) Sherik (st-sb) Steve Kutler (arm-g) Charlie Hunter (b) Jamie Saft (b/el) Stanton Moore (dr) Bobby Previte (dr-g-perc)

The Ministry Of Truth / Airstrip One / Versificator / The Ministry Of Love / Oceania / The Inner Party /Memory Hole / Anthem For Andrea.

(Rykodisc 16066)

Luglio e Settembre 2005.


Set The Allarm For Monday.Set The Allarm For Monday.

Steven Bernstein (tp) Ellery Eskelin (st) Brad Jones (b) Bill. Ware (vib) Bobby Previte (dr) Jin Pugliese (perc)

Set The Allarm For Monday / I’d Advise You Not TO Miss Your Train / She Has Information / Were You Followed / I’m On To her / There Was Something In My Drink / You’re In Over Your Head / Drive South, Along The Canyon / Wake Up Andrea, We’re Pulling In.

(Palmetto 2133)

Agosto 2007.

Big Guns.Big Guns.

Gianluca Petrella (tb-mel-elettr) Antonello Salis (p-p/el-org) Bobby Previte (dr)

Landscape / Twilight Zone / Control Freak / Pm / Big Guns / Just Following Orders / The Battle Of Cannae / The Battle Of Zama / Blues For Gio / Profondo notte (Five Fifteen – Five Twenty Five – Five Fifty One)

(Auand AU9015)

Roma, 27-28 Novembre 2007.

Pan Atlantic.

Gianluca Petrella (tb) Wolfgang Pusching (sa-sb) Nils Davidsen (b/el) Bobby Previte (dr)

Deep Lake / Stay On Path / The Etewrnity Clause / Destruction Layer / Pan Atlantic / Veltin.

(Auand 9020) 20 e 24-4-2009.chiusura


Hitchin,Hertfordshire, Gran Bretagna. 22/6/1942.

Ha iniziato ancora adolescente a suonare nei gruppi di jazz tradizionale, in seguito è passato nei gruppi di hard bop. Nel 1965 codirige gli “AMM” e nei primi anni ’70 ha diretto un gruppo di free jazz. Ha avuto tra i suoi collaboratori Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Barry Guy. Durante gli anni ’80 ha fatto parte del gruppo “Resoundings”, del “Supersession”. Ha formato un duo con Marilyn Crispell nel 1991, ha registrato con Evan Parker, ha fatto parte dell’EAR (Experimental Audio Research) associazione composta da musicisti rock. Ha anche scritto e fatto dei seminari sulla improvvisazione.


Loci Of Change Sound And Sensibility.

Eddie Prevost (perc) solo

Squeal, sough and stridulate / Octavian law / Rumble, buzz, hum, pound and crash / Azurine / Bermondsey breakdown / Loci of change.

(Matchless MRCD32)

Kingston, 10 Settembre 1996.


The Virtue In It.

Tom Chant (ss) John Edwards (b) Eddie Prevost (dr)

Contingent upon / Maybe years / Whatever worlds / Mayhaps / Perchance / Within the realms of.

(Matchless 43)

Inghilterra, 28 Agosto 2000.


The Blackbird’s Whistle.

Tom Chant (st,cl/b) John Edwards (b) Eddie Prevost (dr)

Twirls of modulation / A bridge thrown over an abyss / Gripped by anguish / A conversation without head or tail ? / The blackbird’s whistle.

(Matchless MRCD56)

Surrey, 17 Ottobre 2003.chiusura


Menphis, Tennessee. 1/5/1909. – Los Angeles, California. 19/4/1974.

E’ stato uno degli iniziatori del batterista jazz. Già a 14 anni ha suonato in diverse orchestre teatrali ed ha accompagnato molti cantanti di blues. Nel 1934 si è trasferito a Kansas City dove ha fatto parte delle orchestre dirette da George E.Lee e Thamon Hates, ha fatto parte di quella di Benny Moten e con Count Basie. Ne ha diretta una sua e nel 1938 è entrato nel gruppo di Prince Stewart. Ha messo su un’altra orchestra con la quale lavora al Reno Club. Ha collaborato con Ida Cox, con Bill Martin, con Harlan Leonard, nel 1941 accompagna Ella Fitzgerald. Si sposta a Chicago nel 1942, qui ha suonato con Walter Fuller, nel 1943 è tornato con Leonard per un ingaggio al Hollywood Club di Los Anngeles. Ha suonato anche con Stan Kenton 1947, Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Slim Gaillard, Jay McShann, Erroll Garner.chiusura


Chitarrista che acquisito fama per aver introdotto nel jazz un elemento di percussione mai usato in precedenza, le steel drums di Trinidad.chiusura


Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. 27/4/1938.

Ballerina professionista, dopo aver ascoltato del jazz ed in particolare la musica di Charlie Parker decide di fare la cantante di jazz. Ha debuttato come cantante nel 1954 con Charlie Ventura. Lasciato Ventura ha iniziato l’attività di freelance nei club di Philadelphia, lavorando anche con Red Garland. In seguito si è esibita a New York al Village Vanguard. Sulla West Coast ha lavorato con Shelly Manne alla Manne-Hole ed ha fatto parte dell’orchestra di Harry James. In seguito è tornata sempre più a dedicarsi alla danza. E’ ritornatala canto negli anni ’80 come una matura balladeuse, in grado di interpretazioni più sofisticate e dolcissime.


Ruth Price Sings With Johnny Smith.Ruth Price Sings With Johnny Smith.

Johnny Smith (g) Johnny Rae (vib) Clyde Lombardi (b) Johnny Lee (dr) Ruth Price (vc)

I’m Nobody’s Baby / It Never Entered In My Mind / Wonderful Guy / Until The Real Thing Comes Along / This Heart Of Mine / When You Wish Upon A Star / Time After Time / Goodbye / Back In Your Back Yard / I’ll Be Seeing You / Run Little Rain Drop Run / Sleeping Bee.

(Fresh Sound CD 36)

New York, 1956.

At The Manne Hole.Ruth Price At The Manne Hole.

Ruth Price (vc) Conte Candoli (tp) Richie Kamuca (st) Russ Freeman (p) Chuck Berghofer (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

I Love You / They Say It’s Spring / Listen Little Girl / Dearly Beloved / I Know Why / Shadrack / Crazy He Calls Me / Nobody Else But Me / Nobody’s Heart / All I Do Is Dreams Of You / Who Am I / Till The Clouds Roll By & Look For The Silver Lining.

(Contemporary S 7590) Hollywood, 3-4 Marzo 1961.chiusura


Honey Grove, Texas. 6/10/1908. – Harlem, New York. 14/4/1992.

Trasferitosi a Dallas con la famiglia, ha iniziato a studiare il pianoforte vuole fare subito il musicista professionista. Ma ha dovuto rimandare questo progetto poiché nel 1923 dopo aver vinto una gara di ballo è stato ingaggiato da Alphonse Trent come ballerino nella organizzazione T.O.B.A. Ha lasciato il Texas ed ha iniziato a fare molte tournée, principalmente negli stati meridionali degli Stati Uniti. Arrivato a Kansas City ha avuto modo di suonare con Lester Young, Hot Lips Page e Budd Johnson e quindi ha realizzato il suo sogno ed ha iniziato la carriera di pianista nel 1925 dedicandosi sopratutto all’accompagnamento di cantanti di blues. Nel 1929 registra il suo primo disco. All’inizio degli ani ’30 si è trasferito a Chicago, poi è andato a Detroit ed infine nel 1937 e arrivato a New York dove ha ottenuto un contratto come direttore artistico e pianista fisso della Decca, ruolo che ha ricoperto per 17 anni, nei quali ha accompagna in sala di incisione molti cantanti, tra i quali Cousin Joe Trixie Smith e Cow Cow Davemport. Ha inciso molti dischi e ha diretto piccoli gruppi. Negli anni’40 è stato attivo nei vari club della 52a strada, ha partecipato al Festival di Nizza con Milton Mezz Mezzrow, ha suonato con Sidney Bechet, con gli stessi ha avuto modo di registrare una serie magnifica di dischi che rappresentano delle pietre miliari della storia del jazz. E’ tornato in Europa con Emmett Berry, ha suonato a New York è con Red Allen, con Tony Parenti nel 1962 e con Ida Cox. Musicista sensibile e discreto, pianista notevole. Uno dei pochi a suonare negli anni’60 del blues e del boogie-woogie genuino, poco commerciale. Molto popolare ad Harlem dove era sempre pronto ad aiutare giovani talenti , di lui hanno detto che non solo era un grande pianista ma anche un grande uomo.


I Finally Gotcha.

Sammy Price (piano solo)

In A Mezz / Those Mellow Blues / Gully Low Blues / Cow Cow Blues / 133 RD.ST.Boogie / I Finally Gotcha / Boogin’ With Mezz / Gallin’em Home / Step Down Step Up / Shakin’ Lose / Shakin’Lose.

Sammy Price (p) Joe Pleasant (vc)

Broken Man Blues.

(King Jazz KJIT 1001) New York, 27-3-45.

Plays Blues And Boogie Woogie.

Sammy Price (p)

Step Down Step Up / 133 rd Satreet Boogie / Gully Love Blues / Cow Cow Blues / Callin’ ‘Em Home / Shakin’ Loose / Boogin’ With Mezz / In A Mezz / Shakin’ Lose / These Mellow Blues / I Finally Gotcha.

Sammy Price (p) Big Sid Catlett (dr)

Boogin’ With Big Sid.

(Storyville SLP 30012) New York, Luglio 1945.

Blues And Boogie.

Emmett Berry (tp) George Stevenson (tb) Hebrie Hall (cl) Sammy Pprice (p) George Pops Foster (b) Fred Moore (dr)

Swingin’ In Paris Stile / Blue Berry / Paris Lament / Janine Boogie / U.S.A.Romp / Louisiana Lament / Big Mouth Steve From Baltimare / Swinging At Gaveau.

(Vogue Jazz Leagcy 500103) Parigi, 29-12-55.

Paris Blues.

Sammy Price (p) Lucky Thompson (st)

Emabassy Blues / How Long Blues / I Want A Little Girl / Lucky T / Minor Blues / Paris Blues / Sweet Georgia Brown / Up Above My head.

Teatro Pigalle, Parigi, 6-7-57.

Barrelhouse And Blues.

Keith Smith (tp) Sandy Brown (cl) Roy Williams (tb) Sammy Price (p-vc) Ruan O’Lochlain (g) Harvey Weston (b) Lennie Hastings (dr)

Honey Groove Blues / Rosetta / St.James Infirmary / West And Boogie / In The Evening / Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now / Struttin’ With Georgia.

(Black Lion 33040)

Londra, 4 Dicembre 1969.

Blues On My Mind.

Keith Smith (tp) Sandy Brown (cl) Roy Williams (tb) Sammy Price (p-vc) Ruan O’Lochlain (g) Harvey Weston (b) Lennie Hastings (dr)

Royal Garden Blues / Jelly On My Mind / Boogie Woogie Minuet / How Long Blues / Hungarian Rhapsody / In The Evening / Blues For The Bluesicians / Just A Lonesone Babe In The Wood.

(Black Lion 30201)

Londra, 4 Dicembre 1969.

Boogie And Jazz Classics.

Sammy Price (p) J.C.Heard (dr)

My Blue Heaven / Saint James Infirmary / Sunday / Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You / J.C.Speacks / Can’t Help Lovin’That Man / Stormy Weather / Bene’s Boogie / Sammy And J.C.’s Boogie / Bareffot Boogie / Untitled Boogie / Goin’Back Home Boogie / Cow Cow Boogie.

(Black And Blue 33.111)

Francia, 25 Maggio 1975.

Just Right.

Johnny Letman (tp) Freddie Lonzo (tb) George Kelly (st) Sammy Price (p) Bill Pemberton (b) Ronnie Coles (dr)

I’m Coming Virginia / Just Right / Basin Street Blues / That’s Boogie / St.Louis Blues / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / The Wine Of The Region Blues / Beale Street Blues.

(Black And Blue 33-154)

Parigi, 2 Novembre 1977.

Black Beauty.

Doc Cheatham (tp) Sammy Price (p)

Travelin’All Alone / Some Of These Days / Love Will Find A Way / After You’ve Gone / Someday You’ll Be Sorry / Ols Fashioned Love / I’m Coming Virginia / Squeeze Me / Menphis Blues / I’ve Got A feeling I’m Falling / Louisiana.

(Sackville 3029)

Toronto, 31 Ottobre 1979.

Sweet Substitute.

Sammy Price (piano solo)

It Don’t Mean A Thing / A Hundred Years From Today / Toronto At Midnight / Am I Blue / Aunt Hagar’s Blues / Don’t Blame Me / Sweet Substitute / My Lonesome Heart / Snowy MorningBlues / Medley: Memories Of You-As Time Goes By-Misty-Stormy Weather / McClear Place Boogie.

(Sackville 3024) Toronto, 1 Novembre 1979.



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