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Tony Levin

Famed for his work with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson, bass virtuoso Tony Levin was born in Boston on June 6, 1946. At age ten, he began studying upright bass, also playing tuba in his high-school marching band and even forming his own barbershop quartet; as a member of a local youth orchestra, Levin additionally performed at the White House for President John F. Kennedy. After attending the Eastman School of Music, he appeared with the Rochester Philharmonic, but over time turned away from classical music to play rock and jazz, relocating to New York City in 1970 to join Aha!, ex-Mothers of Invention keyboardist Don Preston's band.

A busy session career followed, with fluid, expressive work on classic LPs, including Lou Reed's Berlin, Kate & Anna McGarrigle's self-titled debut, and Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years. After collaborating with Peter Gabriel on his eponymous 1977 debut, Levin joined the ex-Genesis frontman's touring unit, during which time he honed his skills on the Chapman Stick, a unique 10-stringed instrument in which the strings are not plucked but tapped, a process allowing the individual to play notes with both hands and create complete multi-part arrangements.

In 1978, Levin settled in Woodstock, NY, serving in the short-lived L'Image; a year later, he played on Robert Fripp's solo effort Exposure, soon thereafter agreeing to join the guitarist in new a incarnation of his groundbreaking progressive unit King Crimson, and remaining a member of the group for over two decades. (His tour experiences subsequently yielded a 1984 book of photographs, Road Photos.) While working on Gabriel's 1986 smash So, Levin developed Funk Fingers, essentially chopped-off drumsticks designed to hammer on the bass strings; he later sold Funk Fingers through his own Papa Bear Records label as well. Sessions with everyone from Robbie Robertson (his 1987 self-titled solo debut) to Laurie Anderson (1989's Strange Angels) to Yes (1991's Union) followed, and in 1996, Levin finally made his solo debut with World Diary. From the Caves of the Iron Mountain, recorded with bamboo flute master Steve Gorn and drummer Jerry Marotta, appeared a year later and in 1998, he formed Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (B.L.U.E.) with longtime King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist David Torn, and trumpeter Chris Botti.

Waters of Eden, Levin's Narada label debut, followed in the spring of 2000. Pieces of the Sun was released in 2001 (an expanded edition came out a year later on Pony Canyon), with many of the same tracks also included on his 2002 record, Double Espresso. Prime Cuts, a compilation of his work on sessions led by other artists on the Magna Carta label during the '90s, was issued in 2005. A bona fide new solo effort, Resonator, followed the next year, for the first time featuring Levin as a singer/songwriter as well as a bassist. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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lusciousvint a g e
this guy totally sounds like buckethead on guitar.
Ah, man, no Pieces Of The Sun?
YouTube: Upper Extremities with Bill Bruford
I've been a fan of T.L. since the early 90's when I was introduced to King Crimson's Discipline, Then, Three of a Perfect Pair and so on. There are endless amounts of his work to showcase, but....one piece all MUST hear is on King Crimson's Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal...S l e e p l e s s . Effen incredible!! !
Funny no mention of his current work with his band, StickMen. Touring for several years with them and appearing with Yes this April on Cruise To The Edge.
Was just blown away by this amazing talent, sadly I've not heard of him till now.
Liquid Tension Experiment, Yes. Tony is an amazing talent. One of my all time favorite people.
Did he play with liquid tension experience? Anybody know?
jeff65889
Saw and hung with tony last night at a show. What a talented, humble person!
This cat can't goove to save his life,virtuos o for sure but prog-ee scales.
singring
Not to mention session work on P.F.'s Momentary Lapse of Reason...
GREAT!!
to mention all of mr. levin's work would crash the server
I agree w/ kiggengrimma c e where's Water's of Eden. Probably my favorite Tony Levin work, some of his best!
i cant believe the bio left out tony levins work with john lennon ............ . . . . . w t h ?
Yup, Liquid Tension Experiment WIth Dream Theater's Master Rudess, Portnoy and Ego-trucci
Bad A**
Pandora's maintenance is really bad, isn't it? Kindred Spirits is by LTE which included, but not exclusively, Tony Levin. :P
Hey... where's "Waters of Eden?"
No mention of the collaboratio n w/ Terry Bozzio & Steve Stevens?
Levin is definitely one of the best bass players ever! I'm a huge fan of his work with Crimson, having seen him play with them several times and with Gabriel and Yes. Was fortunate enough to meet him backstage (he was touring with Richie Sambora) and he's a true gentleman, as well.
Wth!!! The main reason this guys dropped in my playlist is becaus of LTE and they don't mention it.
One of the best bassists, period.
tony levin is just awesome period
jeffinsprof
Great compositions with lots of feeling. Love it.
Tony was also bass for ABWH (Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe) on both the record and on the road. I've seen Tony with Crimson, ABWH and Gabriel a few times, and it is always a treat. He's the bass player of choice!
BETTER THAN AVERAGE. WHERE OUR OTHERS.....

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