Tony Levin & Pete Levin: MoonJune Booking announces LEVIN BROTHERS March 2015 Tour
News from Moonjune Records
Pete & Tony Levin on tour in March
with their jazz band
Dear MoonJune Friends
It's my personal privilege to work as a booking
representative for two great guys, two legendary musicians, two brothers,
Pete and Tony Levin, and their very special project LEVIN BROTHERS. Their
self-titled album Levin Brothers was officially
released in September 2014 (liner notes by one and only and unimitable Anil
Prasad) by Seattle based Lazy Bones
Recordings on CD and limited edition gold vinyl LP
with smoky swirls. (The CD includes 14 tracks + 2 bonus cuts exclusive gto
hearty portion of tightly cohesive songs that merge the best of Bach with
the pace of bop."
– Ira Kantor's,
Elmore Magazine (USA)
single cut qualifies as a standout!"
Thelen', Exposè (USA)
"... This is
pure jazz, inspired by the music that the brothers heard in the
fifties and came to love."
– Wolfgang Giese's,
" ... there
is a remarkable purity and innocence to this music. THE LEVIN BROTHERS
manages to be both serious and playful without ever losing the passion and
edge that comes from pairing two masters of their instruments playing a
style of music they both love. A terrific album not just for fans of
classic jazz, but for fans of music, period."
– Jason Warburg, The Daily
player from the Jazz league has teamed up with one from the Progressive
league and they both show just how they can swing. 'Cool' doesn’t come
close to fully describing this album."
– Travis Rogers, Jazz Times Magazine
As a French Horn major, Pete Levin earned
a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. In the early ‘70s he switched to keyboards, becoming a synthesizer specialist in
the New York City recording studio scene. Over the years, he has graced
hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances by the likes of Miles
Davis, Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Dave Brubeck, David Sanborn, Joe Louis
Walker, Don Elliott, Freddie Hubbard, Annie Lennox, Paul Simon, Brian Ferry,
Hiram Bullock, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Mangione, Charles Mingus, Jaco
Pastorius, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Dave Stryker, Lenny White,
and man y others. He currently leads The Monday Night Orchestra featuring
internationally known New York musicians, core alumni members of the
seminal freewheeling Grammy-winning Gil Evans Orchestra of the mid and late
'70s, reunited recently to celebrate the band's legendary "Monday
Night At Sweet Basil" era.
Since graduating from the Eastman School of music, Tony Levin
has become the bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King
Crimson. In addition, he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon,
Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dire Straits, Carly Simon,
Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren,
Warren Zevon, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Laurie Anderson, Liquid
Tension Experiment, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, Bozzio Holdsworth
Levin Mastelotto and many others. Tony has major jazz credentials, having
worked with Buddy Rich, Steps Ahead, L'Image, Gary Burton, Chuck Mangione,
Herbie Mann, and many others. He currently records and tours with Peter
Gabriel, King Crimson, Stick Men, and The Crimson ProjeKCt.
Recently Tony Levin has recorded two sessions forMoonJune Records
for the upcoming albums of the Indonesian guitar icon Dewa Budjana, with Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano and Gary Husband on piano,
keyboards and drums.