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  • Tony Levin and His Brother Pete Release Their Take on Old-School Cool Jazz

    Tony Levin and His Brother Pete Release Their Take on Old-School Cool Jazz

    Love 1950s’-style “cool” jazz? You’re in good company. Renowned bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) and his famed keyboardist brother Pete (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) have always adored it, too, and now the pair have recorded their first album together as a duo, because of their affection for it. As... »

  • Peter Gabriel Releases “Back to Front” Concert DVD

    Peter Gabriel Releases “Back to Front” Concert DVD

    Peter Gabriel’s “Back to Front” tour performance in October 2013 at London’s O2 Arena has been captured as an ultra-high-definition film, which was not only released in theaters, but is now available on DVD. The tour celebrated the 25th anniversary of Gabriel’s classic So album and featured him playing the entire album and more with... »

  • King Crimson Announce Reunion Tour Dates with Tony Levin

    King Crimson Announce Reunion Tour Dates with Tony Levin

    It’s really happening: King Crimson has just announced the initial tour dates with their latest incarnation – their eighth. The group’s lineup and plans for touring were announced back in September, with bassist Tony Levin returning to the fold. The rest of the band includes founder Robert Fripp, guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, saxophonist Mel Collins, and... »

  • The Crimson Projekct Releases “Live in Tokyo”

    The Crimson Projekct Releases “Live in Tokyo”

    So, anything associated with King Crimson isn’t going to be simple — that’s just a given. So, it should follow that the Crimson offshoot band, Crimson ProjeKCt isn’t one band, it’s two. One is Stick Men, featuring Crimson bassist/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto (another Crimson alum) with multi-instrumentalist/Chapman Stick player Markus... »

  • Marco Machera Releases “Dime Novels”, Featuring Tony Levin

    Marco Machera Releases “Dime Novels”, Featuring Tony Levin

    Italian bassist and songwriter Marco Machera has released his sophomore album, . The effort includes a host of special guests, including fellow bassist Tony Levin on “Out of Blue,” drummer Pat Mastelotto, guitarist Markus Reuter and more. With an interesting cast of characters, Machera offers up a quirky take on pop music. “Dime Novels is... »

  • Mumpbeak Releases Debut Featuring Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Lorenzo Feliciati and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

    Mumpbeak Releases Debut Featuring Tony Levin, Bill Laswell, Lorenzo Feliciati and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz

    When keyboardist Ray Powell set out to fill out his project band Mumpbeak, he went straight to the top of prog rock royalty. Mumpbeak’s features drummer Pat Mastelotto and a host of talented bassists: Bill Laswell, Tony Levin, Lorenzo Feliciati, and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz. Described as “art by committee,” the project takes on shades of... »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and... »

  • Tony Levin, Marco Minneman and Jordan Rudess Release New Album

    Tony Levin, Marco Minneman and Jordan Rudess Release New Album

    King Crimson’s Tony Levin, the Aristocrats’ Marco Minneman and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess teamed up to make a prog rock album of epic proportions, appropriately entitled Levin Minnemann Rudess. The project started with producer Scott Schorr and Levin, who provides bass, Chapman Stick, and cello to the effort. “The producer of the album, Scott Schorr,... »

  • King Crimson Returns With New Lineup

    King Crimson Returns With New Lineup

    Progressive rock fans rejoice! Guitarist Robert Fripp has announced that King Crimson is back with a new lineup. Originally formed in 1968, the iconic band has gone through several incarnations, the last of which disbanded in 2009 after a cancelled tour. The eighth incarnation of King Crimson will be anchored by bassist Tony Levin. “King... »

  • Expanding Hands Music Now Offering Funk Fingers

    Expanding Hands Music Now Offering Funk Fingers

    Funk Fingers are available once again thanks to a licensing agreement between Tony Levin and Expanding Hands Music. Levin invented the Funk Fingers after mimicking his intro to Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time,” in which drummer Jerry Marotta played Levin’s bass strings with his drumsticks while the bassist fingered the notes with his left hand. Though... »