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  • King Crimson: Thela Hun Ginjeet (Live, 1984)

    King Crimson: Thela Hun Ginjeet (Live, 1984)

    I’ve been on a King Crimson – and Tony Levin – kick lately, which brought me to binge watching a ton of videos of the band. Here’s a 1984 performance of “Thela Hun Ginjeet”, with Levin’s tremendous bass line for you to enjoy. »

  • Groove – Episode #17: Tony Levin

    Groove – Episode #17: Tony Levin

    Tony Levin is a bass specialist. Pure, simple and rhythmic. Bass players know how hard it is to find one’s voice. Levin has not only found his voice, but a very distinct sound, playing style and groove, whether he’s playing electric, upright or the Chapman Stick. It would be easy to lump him into the... »

  • King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition

    King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition

    King Crimson’s new 16-disc box set of music assembles everything a fan could want from the band’s mid-1990s output. The THRAK limited edition, with the great and prolific Tony Levin (also known for his work with Peter Gabriel and session expertise on more than 500 records) on bass, combines DVD/Blu-ray and audio content. The set... »

  • King Crimson with Tony Levin: Red, Live 1994

    King Crimson with Tony Levin: Red, Live 1994

    King Crimson had plenty of lineups, but this one may be my favorite. The chemistry between Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin never disappoints, and creating the double trio with the addition of Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn makes it even better. Here’s a great clip of the band from a DVD... »

  • New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

    New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

    Top session bassist Mike Visceglia committed the experience of being a pro bassist to print with his book A View From the Side, which is now available in a new paperback edition. Visceglia, well-known for his work with John Cale and Suzanne Vega, has also played/performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Phoebe... »

  • The Levin Brothers Announce Tour Dates

    The Levin Brothers Announce Tour Dates

    After releasing their first ever album together last year, Pete and Tony Levin have announced twelve date tour of the Northeastern United States. The musical brothers duo will kick things off in Rosendale, New York at the Rosendale Cafe on March 14th before covering most of New York state with stops in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and... »

  • King Crimson Releases “Live at the Orpheum”

    King Crimson Releases “Live at the Orpheum”

    King Crimson’s latest iteration features not only three drummers, but also stalwart bassist Tony Levin and founding guitarist Robert Fripp. King Crimson, although established in 1969, is no relic of a past musical age and the prog-rock band’s fall 2014 tour garnered accolades. That tour’s sound was captured live at Sept. 30 and Oct. 1,... »

  • King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

    King Crimson Releases Limited-Edition “Tour Box” Set With Latest Tour

    The legendary progressive rock band King Crimson is promoting its The Elements of King Crimson tour with a limited edition two-CD “tour box” set of performances — some previously unreleased on CD — from the entirety of its long, storied career. The performances are culled from a wide variety of sources — everything from alternate... »

  • 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... »