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King Crimson: Heroes
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King Crimson: Heroes

In 2016, King Crimson performed at the Admiralspalast in Berlin. They included a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” in the set. Robert Fripp had this to say about the performance: “King Crimson performed Heroes at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty nine years and one month after the original sessions...

Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album
New Albums

Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

London-based music producer Gaudi has tapped a wealth of bassists for his latest album, entitled Magnetic. Drawing inspiration from the RareNoise Records catalog, the composer blends electronica, rock, jazz, and ambient music for a tapestry of sounds. “It is not a departure from the Gaudi we know and love,” a press release states, “however, Magnetic is a celebration of bass...

King Crimson Announces U.S. Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

King Crimson Announces U.S. Fall Tour

If you missed King Crimson’s mighty “double quartet formation” earlier this year, you’re in luck. The iconic prog-rock band has unveiled tour dates for the fall that will cover the East Coast and Midwest with a special Texas concert in the mix. “The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that have not been visited in...

King Crimson Announces Summer 2017 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

King Crimson Announces Summer 2017 Tour Dates

After teasing that they would be going on a North American tour this year, King Crimson has finally revealed the tour schedule for 2017. The trek kicks off on June 13th in Seattle, Washington and will make its way across the U.S. and Canada before ending with a pair of to-be-confirmed dates in Mexico City. “We can finally satisfy all...

The Levin Brothers Announce Spring Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Levin Brothers Announce Spring Tour Dates

Bass legend Tony Levin has announced a spring tour with his brother Pete. The Levin Brothers will begin with a Rosendale, New York gig on March 4th before heading south to Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and El Salvador. They’ll then return to the U.S. for a handful of dates in the Northeast. The duo will be joined by saxophonist Erik...

King Crimson Releases Audio/Video From 2015 Tour
New Albums

King Crimson Releases Audio/Video From 2015 Tour

King Crimson’s Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind audio/video set is the band’s most fully realized version of its 2015 concert experience. The three-CD/one Blu-ray set from the band, with the inimitable Tony Levin on bass, has a “virtual studio album effect,” on the CDs, with no audience sound between songs. It also features a Blu-ray disc...

Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published
Sheet Music & Instruction

Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has turned his talents to to the work of prolific singer/songwriter Paul Simon. His latest book, The Best of Paul Simon for Bass, features bass lines created by some of the greatest: Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Bakithi Kumalo on fretless bass. The book includes 12 songs: Mother and Child Reunion Me and Julio Down by the...

Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album
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Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

Levin Minnemann Rudess, featuring superstar bassist, cellist and Chapman Stick player Tony Levin, has released its second album, From the Law Offices Of. The band consists of the progressive rock supergroup of Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), drummer/guitarist Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). The year-in-the-making album’s title comes from a music journalist’s quip...

Tony Levin Publishes Book of Poetry
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Tony Levin Publishes Book of Poetry

You know Tony Levin for his extensive bass work with King Crimson, Peter Gabriel and innumerable sessions, but aside from being a music composer and lyricist, he’s also a writer who has kept an online “Road Diary” for two decades (its newest incarnation is here). He has now released a book of poetry, “Fragile as a Song.” Bill Bruford, who...

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

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 progressive rock genre (consider his...

King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition
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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 includes high-res audio with 5.1...