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     Tony Levin

Born: Jun 6, 1946 in Boston, MA
Genre: Rock
Instruments: Bass, Stick, Chapman Stick

Famed for his work with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson, bass virtuoso Tony Levin was born in Boston on June 6, 1946. At age ten, he began studying upright bass, also playing tuba in his high school marching band and even forming his own barbershop quartet; as a member of a local youth orchestra, Levin additionally performed at the White House for President John Kennedy. After attending the Eastman School of Music, he appeared with the Rochester Philharmonic, but over time turned away from classical music to play rock and jazz, relocating to New York City in 1970 to join ex-Mothers of Invention keyboardist Don Preston's band Aha! A busy session career followed, with fluid, expressive work on classic LPs, including Lou Reed's Berlin, Kate and Anna McGarrigle's self-titled debut, and Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years. After collaborating with Peter Gabriel on his eponymous 1977 debut, Levin joined the ex-Genesis frontman's touring unit, during which time he honed his skills on the Chapman Stick, a unique 12-stringed instrument in which the strings are not plucked but tapped, a process allowing the individual to play notes with both hands and create complete multi-part arrangements.

In 1978, Levin settled in Woodstock, NY, serving in the short-lived L'Image; a year later, he played on Robert Fripp's solo effort Exposure, soon after agreeing to join the guitarist in new a incarnation of his groundbreaking progressive unit King Crimson and remaining a member of the group for over two decades. (His tour experiences subsequently yielded a 1984 book of photographs, Road Photos.) While working on Gabriel's 1986 smash So, Levin developed Funk Fingers, essentially chopped-off drumsticks designed to hammer on the bass strings; he later sold Funk Fingers through his own Papa Bear Records label as well. Sessions with everyone from Robbie Robertson (his 1987 self-titled solo debut) to Laurie Anderson (1989's Strange Angels) to Yes (1991's Union) followed, and in 1996, Levin finally made his solo debut with World Diary. From the Caves of the Iron Mountain, recorded with bamboo flute master Steve Gorn and drummer Jerry Marotta, appeared a year later and in 1998, he formed Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (B.L.U.E.) with longtime King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford, guitarist David Torn, and trumpeter Chris Botti. Waters of Eden, Levin's Narada label debut, followed in the spring of 2000.

-Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.tonylevinband.com About Tony Levin Band
www.tonylevin.com Personal website. Tour date, discography, archive
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Levin About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Levin About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Bill Bruford - 'Upper Extremities' - 1998, Discipline Global Mobile, Oldis
  как соисполнитель ...
 Chris Botti - 'Slowing Down The World' - 1999, Verve Forecast
 Terry Bozzio - 'Prime Cuts' - 2005, Magna Carta
 Dire Straits - 'Brothers In Arms' - 1985, Warner Bros.
 Peter Gabriel - 'OVO' - 2000, Virgin, Real World
 Peter Gabriel - 'So' - 1986, Geffen
 Peter Gabriel - 'The 1'st Studio Albom' - 1977, Atco
 Peter Gabriel - 'The 2'rd Studio Albom' - 1978, Ars Nova, Atco
 Peter Gabriel - 'The 3'rd Studio Albom' - 1980, Geffen
 Peter Gabriel - 'US' - 1992, Geffen
 Jeff Golub - 'Out Of The Blue' - 1999, Atlantic
 King Crimson - 'Absent Lovers: Live In Montreal 1984' - 1998, Discipline Global Mobile
 King Crimson - 'Beat' - 1982, EG
 King Crimson - 'Discipline' - 1981, EG
 King Crimson - 'Nashville Rehearsals, 1997' - 2000, DGM
 King Crimson - 'THRAK' - 1995, Virgin, Universal
 King Crimson - 'Three Of A Perfect Pair' - 1984, JVC Victor
 Herbie Mann - 'Brazil: Once Again. Sunbelt' - 2001, Rhino, Atlantic
 Herbie Mann - 'Introducing Herbie Mann' - 2006, Rhino, WEA International
 Mujician - 'Birdman' - 1996, Cuneiform
 Pink Floyd - 'A Momentary Lapse Of Reason' - 1987, EMI
 Rachel Z - 'Everlasting' - 2004, Tone Center
 Buddy Rich - 'Ease On Down The Road' - 1989, LRC Records, Denon
 Buddy Rich - 'The Roar Of '74' - 1973, MCR
 Paul Simon - 'One-Trick Pony' - 1980, Legacy
 Paul Simon - 'Still Crazy After All These Years' - 1975, Legacy
 Paul Simon - 'The Essential Paul Simon' - 2007, Warner Bros.
 Andy Summers - 'The Last Dance Of Mr. X' - 1997, RCA
 Keith Tippett - 'Live At Le Mans' - 2007, Red Eeye Music
 Kazumi Watanabe - 'To Chi Ka' - 1980, Denon
 Norma Winstone - 'Edge Of Time' - 1971, Argo, Disconforme

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