Formed in 1985, the Horvitz Morris Previte Trio featured three of New York's most
important contributors to the 1980's New Music, Improvisation and Jazz scenes. All three
players were featured using electronics and percussion as well as their respective instruments
of piano, cornet and drums. In 1987 the trio released its first album on the Sound
Aspects label entitled Nine Below Zero. Later that year it received the
prestigious German award, Preis Der Deutchen Schallplatten Kritik. In 1988, the
trio released its second album on Sound Aspects entitled Todos Santos. This album
featured improvisatory readings of pieces by composer Robin Holcomb. Both recordings
are long out of print, but we have a few LPs still remaining, available at the
The trio performed throughout the US, Europe and Canada including New Music America at
Philadelphia, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Nickelsdorf Festival (Austria),
Bremen New Music Week (Germany) and The Western Front (Vancouver BC).
What the critics said about The Horvitz Morris Previte Trio:
"Horvitz's compositions sound freely improvised and yet have the harmonic and structural
assuredness to prove they aren't... A delicate, masterful record."
"...absolutely first rate... It is virtuosic, varied in texture and mood, clever in
sonorous combinations and far removed from the rave-up frenzy that can afflict the less
talented of these improvisation ensembles."
John Rockwell, New York Times