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Tony Levin
Tony Levin during a visit to Caracas (Venezuela), 1993.
Tony Levin during a visit to Caracas (Venezuela), 1993.
Background information
Born June 6, 1946 (1946-06-06) (age 61) in Boston, Massachusetts
Origin Rochester, NY
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) bass guitar, Chapman Stick
Years active 1970 -
Website www.tonylevin.com
Notable instrument(s)
Chapman Stick

Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. He has played with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Yes, Liquid Tension Experiment, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Dire Straits, Joan Armatrading, Alice Cooper, Seal, David Bowie, Deodato, Pandora's Box, Carly Simon, California Guitar Trio, Sarah McLachlan, Kevin Max, The Roches and Paul Simon, among many others. Image File history File links Tony_Levin_in_Caracas_1993. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del paraiso Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... There is also a Rochester in Ulster County, New York; for that town see Rochester, Ulster County, New York. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... King Crimson are an influential English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental rock project consisting of Dream Theater members John Petrucci (guitar), Jordan Rudess (keyboard), and Mike Portnoy (drums), as well as progressive rock icon Tony Levin of King Crimson (bass, Chapman Stick). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that The Weakness in Me be merged into this article or section. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning British soul vocalist and songwriter. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Eumir Deodato is a Brazilian funk artist and pop producer. ... Audio sample: Listen to a sample of Its All Coming Back to Me Now ( file info) — Problems playing the files? See media help. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bert Lams of Brussels, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo first met in England at one of Robert Fripps Guitar Craft Courses in 1987. ... Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC,[2] OBC[2] (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Kevin Max (born August 17, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and poet. ... The Roches, a female vocal group, comprises three songwriting sisters from New Jersey: Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy Roche. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ...


Known for his innovative spirit, Tony Levin is partly responsible for popularizing the Chapman Stick and the NS upright bass. He has also created funk fingers, a device for mimicking the sound of hitting the strings with drumsticks (which sounds very similar to slap style bass). A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... Aria SWB 02/5 5 string EUB The electric upright bass (abbreviated EUB and sometimes also called stick bass) is an electronically amplified version of the double bass that has a minimal or skeleton body. ... As used by Tony Levin in Aschaffenburg Funk Fingers are a kind of drumsticks that are attached to the fingers of a bass player for producing extra-funky sounds on his bass guitar. ...


Levin is a widely-respected bass player, probably most famous for the bassline from Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer", but many fans point to King Crimson as his best work. Sledgehammer is a hit song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. ...


In addition to his work as a sideman and in collaborative projects, he has various solo albums (Waters of Eden, Pieces of the Sun), and a live Tony Levin Band album. In April, 2006 he released Resonator and launched a North American tour of the same name, which also travelled to Italy, Russia and Mexico.


Biography

Tony Levin was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the suburb of Brookline. He began playing upright bass at 10 years old. In high school, he picked up tuba, soloing with the concert band. He also started a barbershop quartet. He primarily played classical music on the upright, most notably performing at the White House with a youth orchestra for John and Jackie Kennedy. Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1705 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  6. ... The tuba is the largest and lowest pitched of brass instruments. ... Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... JFK redirects here. ... First official White House portrait. ...


He then attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and played in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Also at the school was Steve Gadd, now a renowned drummer, who introduced Tony to playing a higher level of jazz and rock. He traded in his Ampeg electric upright Baby Bass for an old (at that time) Fender Precision Bass, which was his only instrument for many years. The Eastman School of Music (also known more simply as The Eastman School, Eastman, or ESM) is a music conservatory located in the United States. ... There is also a Rochester in Ulster County, New York; for that town see Rochester, Ulster County, New York. ... The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Rochester, New York. ... Steve Gadd (born April 9, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a very well known session drummer, mainly known for work with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Stuff, Bob James, Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Eddie Gomez, The Manhattan Transfer, Michal Urbaniak, Steps Ahead, Al Di... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Ampeg is an American instrument amplifier manufacturer. ... The Fender Precision Bass, known as P-bass for short, is the first model of the electric bass designed by Clarence Leonidas Fender and brought to market in 1951. ...


In 1970, Tony moved to New York City, joined a band called Aha, the Attack of the Green Slime Beast, with Don Preston of The Mothers of Invention. Soon after, he began working as a session musician, and through the 1970's he played bass on many albums. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Donald Ward Preston also known as Dom DeWilde or Biff Debrie born September 21, 1932 in Flint, Michigan. ... The Mothers of Invention were a rock and roll band active from the 1960s to the 1990s. ...


In the late '70s, wanting to do more live playing, Tony joined Peter Gabriel's band. He had met Peter through producer Bob Ezrin (with whom Tony had recorded Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare, and Lou Reed's Berlin). Tony has played with Gabriel, both on the road and in the studio, since then. On that first Peter Gabriel album, Tony played some tuba as well as bass, and directed a short barbershop quartet version of a song. Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Welcome to My Nightmare is an album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975. ... Lewis Allan Lou Reed[1] (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Berlin is a 1973 album by Lou Reed, his third solo album and the follow-up to the widely accessible and upbeat glam rock classic Transformer. ...


It was in these early years with Gabriel that Tony developed his playing of the Chapman Stick. More recently, the song "Big Time", from Gabriel's So album, inspired the development of funk fingers, which are chopped off drumsticks used to hammer on the bass strings. Levin credits Gabriel with the idea, and Andy Moore, his tech at the time, with actually making them workable. A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... Big Time is a pop rock song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So (see 1986 in music). ... So is the fifth studio album by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... As used by Tony Levin in Aschaffenburg Funk Fingers are a kind of drumsticks that are attached to the fingers of a bass player for producing extra-funky sounds on his bass guitar. ... A drum stick is an item used to hit percussion instruments to produce sound. ... Andy Moore (sometimes credited as Andrew Moore) is an English actor who sometimes appears on ITV soap opera Emmerdale as PC Mike Swirling. ...


In 1978, Tony moved to Woodstock, New York, to join the band L'Image, which included his old friend Steve Gadd, as well as Mike Mainieri and Warren Bernhardt. The band broke up after a year, and Tony stayed in Woodstock, where he still lives. Woodstock, New York The name Woodstock is associated with two locales in New York. ... Mike Mainieri Mike Mainieri is a vibraphonist most known for his work with the jazz fusion group Steps Ahead. ... Warren Bernhardt Warren Bernhardt (born in November, 1938 in Wausau, Wisconsin) is a noted pianist in jazz, pop and classical music. ...


On Peter Gabriel's first album, Tony met Robert Fripp and, in 1980, after having played on Fripp's solo album Exposure, he became a member of the '80s incarnation of King Crimson. Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... Exposure is the lone rock music solo album by Robert Fripp aka Bob Fripp, the guitarist famous for being the only constant member of the progressive rock band King Crimson. ... King Crimson are an influential English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ...


Through the years, Tony has toured with quite a few artists including: Paul Simon (with whom Tony appeared in Simon's 1980 film "One Trick Pony"), Gary Burton, James Taylor, Herbie Mann, Goro Noguchi, Judy Collins, Joe Yamanaka, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Tim Finn, Richie Sambora, and Claudio Baglioni. Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Gary Burton (born on 23 January 1943 in Anderson, Indiana) is a jazz vibraphone player, known for developing the then-innovative technique of playing the instrument with four mallets, rather than the usual two. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), better known as Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flutist and important practitioner of world music. ... Judy Collins Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is a Grammy winning English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (sometimes referred to by the acronym ABWH) was a permutation of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Brian Timothy Tim Finn OBE (born June 25, 1952) is a singer and songwriter and one of New Zealands foremost musicians. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Claudio Baglioni is an Italian musician. ...


In 1984 Tony released Road Photos, a collection of black & white photos taken during his travels with Crimson, Gabriel, Simon and others. Tony's brother, Pete Levin, is a New York keyboardist and writer who is best known for his work with Gil Evans. Back in the 70's, Tony and Pete collaborated with Steve Gadd in the comedy band The Clams. Some of the Clams's material may eventually be released, as previously stated by Levin. A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... Gil Evans  (*13 May 1912 at Toronto, Canada  â€  20 March 1988 at Cuernavaca, Mexico); jazz musician and important innovator of big band jazz in the United States as an arranger, composer, bandleader, and pianist; cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, jazz rock. ...


Tony was part of King Crimson up until the breakup of the "Double Trio" line-up of the band which consisted of Tony Levin, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto and Bill Bruford. Robert Fripp then reformed King Crimson as a quartet, without Levin and Bruford. Levin also took part in two of the post-breakup experimental sub-groups ProjeKct One (1997) and ProjeKct Four (1998). King Crimson are an influential English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... Adrian Belew in concert, November 2006. ... Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... Lee Patrick Mastelotto (born September 10, 1955 in Chico, California) is a rock drummer who has worked with King Crimson and XTC. Pat started playing the drums at the age of 10. ... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... King Crimson are an influential English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct One. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Four. ...


In 1998, Levin and Bruford formed Bruford Levin Upper Extremities with trumpeter Chris Botti and guitarist David Torn; the group released albums in 1998 and 2000. Levin also continued producing albums with his own band, the Tony Levin Band (see discography). Bruford Levin Upper Extremities was a musical group comprised of drummer Bill Bruford, bassist Tony Levin, guitarist David Torn, and trumpeter Chris Botti. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... Christopher Botti or Chris Botti (born October 12, 1962) is a trumpeter and composer; born in Portland, Oregon. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... David Torn (born 1953 in Amityville, New York) is a guitarist and composer known for electronics and performance techniques that have a highly atmospheric or textural quality. ...


In 1998, Levin teamed up with Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci, members of Dream Theater, as well as future Dream Theater keyboardist, Jordan Rudess for a project called Liquid Tension Experiment. The combo recorded two albums, Liquid Tension Experiment and Liquid Tension Experiment 2 in 1998 and 1999 respectively. They also played some live shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Stephen Mike Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) is an American drummer primarily known for his work with the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... John Petrucci (born July 12, 1967) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater. ... Dream Theater is a progressive metal band formed by three students at the Berklee College of Music in 1985. ... Dream Theater is a progressive metal band formed by three students at the Berklee College of Music in 1985. ... Jordan Rudess (born Jordan Rudes on November 4, 1956) is a progressive rock keyboardist best known as a member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental rock project consisting of Dream Theater members John Petrucci (guitar), Jordan Rudess (keyboard), and Mike Portnoy (drums), as well as progressive rock icon Tony Levin of King Crimson (bass, Chapman Stick). ... Liquid Tension Experiment was released in 1998 by Liquid Tension Experiment through Magna Carta. ... Liquid Tension Experiment 2 is the second album by the band Liquid Tension Experiment. ...


In 2004, Trey Gunn left King Crimson, and Robert Fripp reinstated Levin as the bassist. Although the future of King Crimson, especially as a touring band, is unclear, Tony Levin remains a member of the band. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2006, Levin released Resonator a new album featuring his singing along with long time band mates Jerry Marrotta, Jesse Gress, Larry Fast, and his brother Pete Levin.


Discography

Levin has played on hundreds of records as session musician or guest artist. The following records are those on which he played as fully contributing band member or composer.

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Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... Peter Gabriels third solo album,released May 30,1980. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Double Fantasy is the comeback album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1980 initially on the newly-formed Geffen Records, and now through EMI, the distributor of all of Lennons output (including his Beatles material). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko(ONO Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... Discipline is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1981. ... King Crimson are an influential English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Alternate cover 2002 reissue cover Security (1982) is the fourth album released by the British progressive rock musician Peter Gabriel. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Beat is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1982. ... Phil Palmer is a session guitarist in jazz and rock who has worked with numerous artists, including the Pet Shop Boys, Wishbone Ash (1986 touring), Joan Armatrading, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Tina Turner, Chris de Burgh, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Renato Zero and Melanie C. He often works with producer... Three of a Perfect Pair is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1984. ... So is the fifth studio album by British rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Us is the seventh studio album by British rock musician Peter Gabriel. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... THRAK is an album by the band King Crimson released in 1995, a companion to the preceding mini-album VROOOM (1994). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Bozzio Levin Stevens is a prog-rock supergroup featuring (not surprisingly) Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin, and Steve Stevens. ... Steve Gorn has performed Indian classical music and new American music on the bansuri bamboo flute and soprano saxophone in concerts and festivals throughout the world. ... Liquid Tension Experiment was released in 1998 by Liquid Tension Experiment through Magna Carta. ... Liquid Tension Experiment is an instrumental rock project consisting of Dream Theater members John Petrucci (guitar), Jordan Rudess (keyboard), and Mike Portnoy (drums), as well as progressive rock icon Tony Levin of King Crimson (bass, Chapman Stick). ... This album is the debut album and the only studio album of the band Bruford Levin Upper Extremities. ... Bruford Levin Upper Extremities was a musical group comprised of drummer Bill Bruford, bassist Tony Levin, guitarist David Torn, and trumpeter Chris Botti. ... Liquid Tension Experiment 2 is the second album by the band Liquid Tension Experiment. ... Waters of Eden is Tony Levins second solo record, released in 2000. ... Situation Dangerous is the second studio album by Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin, and Steve Stevens released under the band name Bozzio, Levin, Stevens. ... B.L.U.E. Nights is an album by Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, recorded live in Japan and the USA during 1998 and released in 2000. ... Up is the name of several albums: Up by Peter Gabriel Up by Great Big Sea Up by R.E.M. Up! by Shania Twain This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Pieces of the Sun is Tony Levins third solo record. ...

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