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

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. Levin has over 30 years of experience under his belt, much of that being dedicated to...

King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin
Bass Videos

King Crimson: “Sleepless” Live in Japan with Tony Levin

This song opens up just right: with some awesome percussive slap bass by Tony Levin. And he doesn’t stop there. The tune, “Sleepless” is from King Crimson’s 1984 release, , with Levin on bass and Stick, Adrian Belew on vocals/guitar, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin’s bass is painted to resemble the album’s cover.

Tony Levin Releases New Album with David Torn and Alan White
New Albums

Tony Levin Releases New Album with David Torn and Alan White

Tony Levin is at it once again, teaming up with other powerhouse musicians on a new album that is as unique as they come. The first-time collaboration of Levin on bass and Stick, along with guitarist David Torn and drummer Alan White of Yes, has released Levin Torn White, an album the band describes as “a collaborative beatdown of original...

Stick Men and Adrian Belew Power Trio Unite for “2 of a Perfect Trio” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Stick Men and Adrian Belew Power Trio Unite for “2 of a Perfect Trio” Tour

Tony Levin and the Stick Men will be teaming up with the Adrian Belew Power Trio for the “2 of a Perfect Trio” tour this Fall, which will make its way from coast to coast and into Canada between September and October. Combined, the group features three King Crimson members and the tour name is a play on Crimson’s album...

“3 of a Perfect Pair” Camp to Feature Tony Levin
Events

“3 of a Perfect Pair” Camp to Feature Tony Levin

Tony Levin will be part of the faculty at the “3 of a Perfect Pair” Music Camp, which will also feature fellow King Crimson allies Adrian Belew and Pat Mastelotto. The camp is open to all musicians (and non-musicians) and provides an opportunity for face-to-face interaction with the musicians including masterclasses, chats, and even bonfires. Levin, Belew, and Mastelotto will...

The Collectable King Crimson Vol 5: Live In Japan 1995
New Albums

The Collectable King Crimson Vol 5: Live In Japan 1995

A new two-disc set featuring performances from King Crimson’s 1995 world tour has been released. The Collectable King Crimson Vol 5: Live In Japan 1995 offers the expanded audio taken from the original concert recordings used for Crimson’s Deja VROOOM DVD. The band’s 1995 tour came after the “double trio” reformed after the release of THRAK. Personnel includes Tony Levin...

Tony Levin: Live Jam
Bass Videos

Tony Levin: Live Jam

At the 2009 Bass Player Live, Tony Levin performed at the Ernie Ball Music Man booth, with the help of two drummers. Tony is using his famous “Funk Fingers” during the performance. He really gets going in part 2, with some Liquid Tension Experiment. Part 1: Part 2:

New Albums

Tony Levin’s Stick Men Releases “Soup”

Bassist/Stickist Tony Levin, along with Stickist Michael Bernier and King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto, have released their latest album, Soup. The album consists of material developed over two years of touring, including “the unusual rap/rock title piece (about supercolliders!), a three part epic, ‘Hands’ and four movements from Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird Suite’, and much more.” Preview and download Soup: Amazon.com Widgets

Tony Levin’s BassCam: Sledgehammer
Bass Videos

Tony Levin’s BassCam: Sledgehammer

Here’s Tony Levin giving us a unique perspective of a Peter Gabriel concert in Lima, Peru. I love Tony’s background vocal appearance. Check out more from Tony Levin’s Road Diary.

Bass Videos

Neftali Lopez: Liquid Tension Experiment’s Universal Mind

Check out bassist Neftali Lopez‘s adaptation of Tony Levin’s stick part from the Liquid Tension Experiment tune “Universal Mind”. Neftali is playing this on his six string bass with a Phaser (BOSS ME-50B multieffects) and the bridge pickup at 75%, to make sound similar to a Stick. Check out more on Neftali on his MySpace page.

Concerts & Tours

Tony Levin tour updates

Bassist Tony Levin is enjoying a rare break from touring, but it won’t last long. He’s just announced a new set of dates for his various musical endeavors in 2010. HoBoLeMa (Alan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Levin and Pat Mastelotto) Jan 2,3: Seattle / Triple Door Jan 4: Portland / Aladdin Theater Jan 6: Santa Cruz / Kuumbwa Jazz Jan 8,...

Events

Ernie Ball at Bass Player Live

Ernie Ball is going to be at Bass Player Live on October 24th and 25th, with different clinics running from players that swear by their instruments. They’re providing an all-star line up, so if you’ll be at the event in Hollywood, these clinics will definitely be worth checking out. The performance schedule includes: Saturday October 24th 10:15-10:45 Mark Bass Alain...