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New Albums

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities Re-Released

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (B.L.U.E.), a group including bassist Tony Levin, Bill Bruford on drums, David Torn on guitar and Chris Botti on trumpet, formed after recording Torn’s 1987 Cloud About Mercury release. B.L.U.E.’s 1999 release, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, out of print for some time, is being re-released today. Here’s about the only video you’ll find of the group,...

Concerts & Tours

Tony Levin touring updates

Tony Levin is currently performing a four night stand in NYC with L’Image, then heading south of the border with Peter Gabriel. L’Image (Mike Mainieri/vibes, Warren Bernheart/piano, David Spinozza/guitar, Steve Gadd/drums) recently completed recording on an album first conceived by the group about thirty years ago. They hope to release the CD any day now. They will record a live...

New Albums

Tony Levin on new (1980) Paul Simon DVD release

Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing a 1980 Paul Simon concert DVD with Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Richard Tee on piano and Eric Gale on guitar. The concert took place in Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in 1980 and features 11 songs: Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Still Crazy After All These Years, Ace In The Hole,...

News

Basslines for October 10, 2008

Billboard.com interviewed Yes bassist Chris Squire on the band’s tour, including their decision to go ahead without frontman Jon Anderson. Oakland Park, Florida’s Oktoberfest was the first event to be held in the new Jaco Pastorius Park. An event for Emment Chapman’s Chapman Stick, popularized by Tony Levin and others, is taking place Oct 10 – 12 in Santa Cruz,...