Bobby Previte: Terminals
Label: Cantaloupe Music
The concept for this project has something to do with airport terminals -- though the real masterstroke was composer-drummer Previte's decision to write concertos for So Percussion and a series of all-star guests. Zeena Parkins' harp is first up; saxophonist Greg Osby is the star of Track 2; Nels Cline's guitar gets the spotlight on Track 3. Then, Previte gives himself some on the penultimate concerto. John Medeski is the final guest. Improv mixes with composition throughout, as you might expect. But while the general approach may not surprise, these concertos all carry inventive flourishes.