Bobby Previte's Bump has the same instrumentation as the Jazz Crusaders (tenor saxophonist Marty Ehrlich, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, electric bassist Steve Swallow, and Previte on drums), but sounds nothing at all like that soul-jazz band. This set features five forward-thinking players whose solos and ensemble work are full of adventure, wit, and unpredictability. The nine uncredited originals, which are probably by Previte, are generally rhythmic and sometimes funky, with brief melodies and an emphasis on group playing.
Details some of New England's most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends. Interviews with local authors and experts, along with personal accounts, reveal tales of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious. The special features visits to the infamous Lizzie Borden home in Fall River, MA, the long-abandoned village of Dudleytown in northern Connecticut, the Hoosac Tunnel in the Berkshire Mountains, the New London Ledge Lighthouse, Bellcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island and a Union cemetery in Easton, CT - the sites of terrible tragedies, supposed curses and ghostly hauntings.
A Crazy Steal is a 1978 album by English rock/pop group, The Hollies. It included their version of Emmylou Harris' "Boulder to Birmingham", which had been released two years prior, reaching number 10 on the charts in New Zealand. Two other songs from this album ("Hello To Romance" and "Amnesty") were released in 1977 as singles, yet failed to chart anywhere.
This recording marks a venture into composed and improvised creative music for Holcomb. Her musical ideas are for the most part solemnly focused, but there is a big difference in the approach, which is much more expansive and developmental. While her acoustic piano playing is center stage, she is surrounded by some brilliant improvisers, including multi-reedists Marty Ehrlich and Doug Wieselman, electric keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, tubist/bassist David Hofstra, and drummer Bobby Previte.