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CA GUITAR TRIO
WITH TONY LEVIN
Monday Night in San Francisco
A double CD
Waters of Eden
A double CD
Adrian Belew My King
Crimson bandmate, singer writer producer extrordinaire.|
Argentinian friends: When Crimson did an extended stay in Buenos Aires,
we met some great people, some of them excellent players with bands of their
I've played on a number of fascinating projects of Fernando Samalea
ASIA I recorded in Wales on
some tracks on AURA, the newest release of this well known group (just released in Japan).
Tchad Blake A great engineer with
fascinating passions about recording far-flung musicians around the world.
(Tchad binaurally recorded my "Caves" CD.)
A great trumpet player, currently touring with Sting: Chris Botti. I've played in some of
Chris's releases, and he joined me in the Bruford Levin Upper Extremites CD
The Bottom Line A bass players'
interest group - more minutia about the bass than most of us ever want to see
- but very well done.
Terry Bozzio Famed drummer,
always coming out with new challenging music.
Bozzio Levin Stevens This group -
Terry Bozzio, guitarist Steve Stevens and I , now have two releases on Magna
Carta Records... and plans for more!
Bill Bruford My bandmate in King
Crimson, band leader in his own right, and noted drummer with YES, U.K., and
California Guitar TrioThis
wonderful group has opened for 130 King Crimson shows! I started touring with
them, as their guest, in 1999. They've always got fascinating new
Cheap Trick I played with Rick
Nielson and Bunn E. Carlos of the group, on some John Lennon tracks. Their
site is a hoot.
Paula Cole We toured together
back on Peter Gabriel's '90's tour. Since then Paula's done two great solo
DGM Records The label
of King Crimson, Robert Fripp's projects, and much more.
Ed Doyle Ed is a friend of mine, from
the Woodstock area, who works in many fields, including helping with music
and video projects.
Robbie Dupree Many remember
Robbie's hit single, Steal Away. He's a good friend of mine, as well
as executive producer of some of my CD's, and has some recent releases on his
Elephant Talk Crimson
followers, sharing info and opinions about the group.
Larry Fast/Synergy Mr. Synergy,
alumnus of the original Gabriel band, and bandmate of mine out on the road
this year - Larry's synth playing is Classic.
Michael Franks I recorded last year
with Michael, up in Woodstock.
What's up with Peter
Gabriel/RealWorld? I occasionally visit the site to try and see
what's coming -- one of these days the new album will be done, and
Steve Gadd My old
buddy - subject of a whole chapter in my book - we went to school together -
he's played with everyone on the planet.
Jesse Gress is Woodstock's own premier guitar
player. He's toured with Tod Rundgren's band for years, toured with my band
too! An editor of Guitar Player Magazine, Jesse's site has the info on his
upcoming guitar book.
Trey Gunn Crimson Warr Guitar
player - diary keeper - good guy to keep tabs on, since he also tours on his
John Hall/Siren SongsFormerly with the
band Orleans, John is a friend and neighbor of mine - I remember joining in
long ago on his Power album. He produces, writes, and still releases lots of
Pete Levin Let's see.. who is this
guy? Oh yeah, my brother. He's always threatening to bring back The
Clams - and other amusing oddities - on his very amusing site.
Liquid Tension Experiment If
we were paid by the note, this band would be the Bill Gates of Rock. With two
cd's out now, on Magna Carta Records, the band is Mike Portnoy, John
Petrucci, Jordan Rudess - three technical wizards who are members of Dream
Theater, dragging me along, trying to keep up, as their fourth member.
Vin Scelsa's Live at Lunch site
gives some insight into his excellent radio show.
Magna Carta Records is home to the
Bozzio Levin Stevens releases, Liquid Tension Experiment releases, and more
in the Progressive Rock vein.
Make Believe Ballroom, with excellent engineer
Tom Mark, is the studio, near Woodstock, where I've recorded some of my own
projects (World Diary's overdubs and mixing, all of BLUE, and some of Waters
of Eden overdubs.)
Gap Mangione An influential jazz
pianist, and old friend from Rochester, on whos album I first played the
My longtime buddy, and great drummer, Jerry
My King Crimson bandmate
Pat Mastelotto , former member of the Rembrandts and Mister Mister, has
his own site.
Music News Network is a
journal, for a long time supportive and treasured by prog players and
Journal - news and released in the Prog Rock area.
Ellis Paul is a Boston based singer.
I played on some of his cd's, produced by Jerry Marotta.
Guitarist Jeff Pevar has played on many
records - is a member of the group CPR, and played acoustic and electric
guitar on my Waters of Eden cd.
Dave Pomeroy is an excellent bassist and
bass clinician, out of Nashville.
Canyon is the label that releases my records in Japan.
Prog Rock fans will enjoy Progression Magazine
My pal, and co-member of Peter Gabriel's band, Seal's band, and others - David Sancious also played
keyboards on some of my last album.
A recent record I played on, and really enjoyed, was the latest release by Martin Sexton.
Way back when... I recorded "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with a
great musician, Livingston
David Torn is a great
musician - the wildest of the wild -- playing guitars, ouds, loops, and
rarely sounding like a guitarist. He's very prominent on my "Bruford
Levin Upper Extremities" cd's, and has many releases of his own.
A friend, excellent guitarist, and co-producer of "Waters of
Jim Weider is a local Woodstock
guitarist, plays with the Band, and has his own releases too.
The bass player's bass player! (At least for this bass player, is Victor Wooten.
I left him for last, but he's great - the designer and maintainer of this
site, and sites of quite a few other musicians: Dan Beach.
My bass, for many years now, has been Music Man.|
The Chapman Stick is also a must for me.
Trace Elliot Amps are what I play through,
and have been for quite some time. The company, now owned by Gibson, is still
located in England.
Ned Steinberger has designed an excellent electric upright (and cello) that I often play.
I've been using the LINN audio system to aid in mixing my records - as well as sheer listening pleasure.
I met the folks at Taos Drums after Jerry Marotta started plaiying their drums. They're great.
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