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2012 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #9: Tony Levin

Tony Levin

Tony Levin is a busy bassist, and 2012 found him more releasing albums, a photo book, and gearing up for more touring. That, plus our popular interview with him and Julie Slick helped propel this bassist to #9 on the readers’ favorite list for the year.

Like Jack Bruce, this is Levin’s first appearance on the list.

Here are the top five most viewed Tony Levin articles and videos on No Treble in 2012. Be sure to check out our Tony Levin archives too.

Peter Gabriel Announces “Back to Front” Tour with Tony Levin and ’80s Line Up

1. Peter Gabriel Announces “Back to Front” Tour with Tony Levin and ’80s Line Up

Peter Gabriel is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, So, with a tour that will feature music from the album. So reached multi-platinum status (five times over), with hits including “Sledgehammer,” “Big Time,” “Red Rain,” “Don’t Give Up” (duet with Kate Bush) and “In Your Eyes.”…

The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others

2. The Prog Collective Releases Debut Album, Featuring Chris Squire, Tony Levin and Others

Musician, producer and former Yes member Billy Sherwood has put together what he’s dubbed “the biggest super group of progressive rock players ever assembled,” to form The Prog Collective. The group has released their self-titled album this week, featuring John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Richard Page (Mr. Mister)…

Tony Levin Releases “Crimson Chronicles: The 80’s” Photo Book for iPad

3. Tony Levin Releases “Crimson Chronicles: The 80’s” Photo Book for iPad

Tony Levin has released an iPad app version of his book Crimson Chronicles: The 80’s, which documents his time with the legendary prog rock band King Crimson through pictures. Levin, who is also an avid photographer, includes hundreds of photos from his collection to show what life in the band and on the road was like…

New Brecker Brothers Anthology Announced, Featuring Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Tony Levin

4. New Brecker Brothers Anthology Announced, Featuring Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Tony Levin

Back in August, the Brecker Brothers’ entire Arista Records catalog was released in a new box set format. The Brecker Brothers: The Complete Arista Albums Collection collects the group’s six albums released on Arista between 1975 and 1981. None of the albums have ever been released on CD in the US…

Two of a Perfect Pair: An Interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick

5. Two of a Perfect Pair: An Interview with Tony Levin and Julie Slick

The “Two of a Perfect Trio” Tour, which brings The Stick Men and Adrian Belew’s Power Trio together for a night of King Crimson-centric music, presents many parallels between the musicians, the most interesting being the dichotomy between bassists Tony Levin and Julie Slick…

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