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Tony Levin

Tony Levin
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One of the most widely recorded bassists of all time, Tony Levin came to public attention working in Peter Gabriel's band, then joining King Crimson in the 80s. In addition to uncounted studio sessions, he has released solo albums, led the Tony Levin Band, and formed Stick Men.
Photo by Danette Davis
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http://www.papabear.com
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Releases on file (92)
King Crimson — Heroes King Crimson — Heroes
(DGM KCEP1001, 2017, CD)
Pete Levin — Möbius Pete Levin — Möbius
(Pete Levin Music, 2017, CD)
Stick Men Featuring Mel Collins — Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Show 1 Stick Men Featuring Mel Collins — Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Show 1
(Iapetus no#, 2017, DL)
Stick Men Featuring Mel Collins — Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Show 2 Stick Men Featuring Mel Collins — Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Show 2
(Iapetus no#, 2017, DL)
King Crimson — Thrak - The Complete Scores King Crimson — Thrak - The Complete Scores
(7d Media no#, 2017, Book)
Stick Men — Prog Noir Stick Men — Prog Noir
(Unsung SMN1611, 2016, CD)
King Crimson — Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) King Crimson — Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)
(Discipline KCXPBX5001, 2016, 3CD+BR)
Jerry Goodman — Violin Fantasy Jerry Goodman — Violin Fantasy
(Purple Pyramid CLO0289CD, 2016, CD)
Dewa Budjana — Zentuary Dewa Budjana — Zentuary
(Favored Nations , 2016, CD)
King Crimson — Live in Toronto King Crimson — Live in Toronto
(Discipline DGM5013, 2015/2016, 2CD)
Stick Men+ — Midori Stick Men+ — Midori
(Moonjune no#, 2015/2016, 2CD)
Stick Men+ — Midori - Live in Tokyo 2015 - Second Show Stick Men+ — Midori - Live in Tokyo 2015 - Second Show
( Iapetus no#, 2015, DL)
Levin Brothers — Levin Brothers Levin Brothers — Levin Brothers
(Lazy Bones Recordings no#, 2014, CD / LP)
The Crimson ProjeKCt — Live in Tokyo The Crimson ProjeKCt — Live in Tokyo
(Inside Out Music 0675-2, 2014, CD)
Stick Men — Power Play Stick Men — Power Play
(7d Media 7D1411, 2014, CD)
ToPaRaMa — ToPaRaMa ToPaRaMa — ToPaRaMa
(7d Media no#, 2014, CD)
Stick Men — Deep Stick Men — Deep
(7d Media 7D1311, 2013, CD)
Levin Minnemann Rudess — Levin Minnemann Rudess Levin Minnemann Rudess — Levin Minnemann Rudess
(Lazy Bones Recordings 7 39523 37924 8, 2013, CD)
Mumpbeak — Mumpbeak Mumpbeak — Mumpbeak
(RareNoise RNR035, 2013, CD)
The Crimson ProjeKCt — Official Bootleg Live 2012 The Crimson ProjeKCt — Official Bootleg Live 2012
(Unsung TCP001, 2013, CD)
Stick Men — Unleashed - Live Improvs 2013 Stick Men — Unleashed - Live Improvs 2013
(Unsung SMN1413, 2013/2015, CD)
Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann — The Veneer of Logic Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann — The Veneer of Logic
(7d Media 7D1315, 2013, CD)
Stick Men — Open Stick Men — Open
(7d Media 7D1313, 2012, CD)
Stick Men — Absalom Stick Men — Absalom
(7d Media 7D1314, 2011, CD)
Steven Wilson — Grace for Drowning Steven Wilson — Grace for Drowning
(Kscope 177, 2011, 2CD)
Tony Levin, David Torn, Alan White — Levin Torn White Tony Levin, David Torn, Alan White — Levin Torn White
(Lazy Bones Recordings B005H492PI, 2011, CD)
Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins — A Scarcity of Miracles Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins — A Scarcity of Miracles
(DGM DGM1101, 2011, CD)
California Guitar Trio — Andromeda California Guitar Trio — Andromeda
(Inner Knot INK7758, 2010, CD)
Stick Men — Soup Stick Men — Soup
(Stick Man Records SMN2309, 2010, CD)
Steven Wilson — Insurgentes Steven Wilson — Insurgentes
(Kscope 114, 2009, CD)
California Guitar Trio — Echoes California Guitar Trio — Echoes
(Inner Knot INK7716 , 2008, CD)
Steve Thorne — Part Two: Emotional Creatures Steve Thorne — Part Two: Emotional Creatures
(Giant Electric Pea GEPCD 1036, 2007, CD)
Tony Levin — Stick Man Tony Levin — Stick Man
(Lazy Bones Recordings no#, 2007, CD)
Tony Levin — Resonator Tony Levin — Resonator
(Narada 72438-60554-2-2, 2006, CD)
Marotta / Griesgraber — Waking the Day Marotta / Griesgraber — Waking the Day
(ThosSounds, 2006, CD)
Steve Thorne — Emotional Creatures, Part One Steve Thorne — Emotional Creatures, Part One
(Giant Electric Pea GEPCD 1035, 2005, CD)
Steve Howe — Spectrum Steve Howe — Spectrum
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 215, 2005, CD)
King Crimson — The Power to Believe King Crimson — The Power to Believe
(Sanctuary Records 06076-84585-2, 2003, CD)
California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto — CG3+2 California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto — CG3+2
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2043, 2002, CD)
Tony Levin Band — Double Espresso Tony Levin Band — Double Espresso
(Narada 72435-42523-2-7, 2002, 2CD)
David Bowie — Heathen David Bowie — Heathen
(Columbia CK 86656, 2002, 2CD)
Magellan — Hundred Year Flood Magellan — Hundred Year Flood
(Magna Carta MA-9045-2, 2002, CD)
Tony Levin — Pieces of the Sun Tony Levin — Pieces of the Sun
(Narada 72438-11626-2-0, 2002, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Up Peter Gabriel — Up
(Geffen Records 0694933882, 2002, CD)
King Crimsom — Vrooom Vrooom King Crimsom — Vrooom Vrooom
(Discipline DGM0105, 2001, 2CD)
Asia  — Aura Asia — Aura
(Acadia ACAM 8176, 2000/2007, 2CD)
King Crimsom — A Beginners Guide to the King Crimson Collector's Club King Crimsom — A Beginners Guide to the King Crimson Collector's Club
(Discipline DGM0008, 2000, CD)
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities  — Blue Nights Bruford Levin Upper Extremities — Blue Nights
(Discipline DGM 002, 2000, 2CD)
Peter Gabriel — OVO Peter Gabriel — OVO
(RealWorld RWPG01 / RWPG02, 2000, 2CD)
California Guitar Trio  — Rocks The West California Guitar Trio — Rocks The West
(Discipline DGM0003, 2000, CD)
Bozzio Levin Stevens  — Situation Dangerous Bozzio Levin Stevens — Situation Dangerous
(Magna Carta MA-9049-2, 2000, CD)
Tony Levin — Waters of Eden Tony Levin — Waters of Eden
(Narada 72438-49132-2-9, 2000, CD)
Deborah Martin — Deep Roots, Hidden Water Deborah Martin — Deep Roots, Hidden Water
(Spotted Peccary SPM-0503, 1999/2010, CD)
Liquid Tension Experiment — Liquid Tension Experiment 2 Liquid Tension Experiment — Liquid Tension Experiment 2
(Magna Carta MAX-9035-2, 1999, CD)
King Crimson — The ProjeKcts King Crimson — The ProjeKcts
(Discipline DGM9913, 1999, 4CD)
Liquid Tension Experiment — Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment — Liquid Tension Experiment
(Magna Carta MA-9023-2, 1998, CD)
Bruford Levin  — Upper Extremities Bruford Levin — Upper Extremities
(Discipline DGM9805, 1998, CD)
Bozzio Levin Stevens  — Black Light Syndrome Bozzio Levin Stevens — Black Light Syndrome
(Magna Carta MA-9019-2, 1997, CD)
Steve Gorn / Tony Levin / Jerry Marotta — From the Caves of the Iron Mountain Steve Gorn / Tony Levin / Jerry Marotta — From the Caves of the Iron Mountain
(Papabear PBCD2, 1997, CD)
Andy Summers — The Last Dance of Mr. X Andy Summers — The Last Dance of Mr. X
(RCA Victor 09026-68937-2, 1997, CD)
Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited
(Reef Recordings SRECD 704, 1996, CD)
King Crimson — Thrakattak King Crimson — Thrakattak
(Discipline DGM9604, 1996, CD)
Deborah Martin — Under the Moon Deborah Martin — Under the Moon
(Spotted Peccary SPM-0504, 1996/2015, CD)
Michael Zentner — Playtime Michael Zentner — Playtime
(Warped WR 88008-2, 1995, CD)
King Crimson — Thrak King Crimson — Thrak
(Discipline DGM0513, 1995/2005, CD)
Tony Levin — World Diary Tony Levin — World Diary
(Discipline DGM9601, 1995, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Secret World Live Peter Gabriel — Secret World Live
(Geffen Records GEFD2-24722, 1994, 2CD)
King Crimson — Vrooom King Crimson — Vrooom
(Discipline DR 9401 2, 1994, CD)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — An Evening of Yes Music Plus Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — An Evening of Yes Music Plus
(Gonzo Multimedia HST025CD, 1993/2010, 2CD)
Peter Gabriel — Us Peter Gabriel — Us
(RealWorld PGCD 7, 1992, CD)
Yes — Union Yes — Union
(Arista ARCD-8643, 1991, CD)
Andy Summers — World Gone Strange Andy Summers — World Gone Strange
(Private 01005 82088 2, 1991, CD)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
(Gonzo Multimedia HST004CDSE, 1989/2011, 2CD)
Laurie Anderson — Strange Angels Laurie Anderson — Strange Angels
(Warner Bros 9 25900-2, 1989, CD)
Richard Thompson — Amnesia Richard Thompson — Amnesia
(Capitol CDP 7 48845 2, 1988, CD)
David Torn — Cloud About Mercury David Torn — Cloud About Mercury
(ECM 1322, 1987, CD)
Peter Gabriel — So Peter Gabriel — So
(Geffen Records 9 24088-2, 1986, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Birdy Peter Gabriel — Birdy
(Geffen Records GHS 24070, 1985, LP)
King Crimson — Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984 King Crimson — Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984
(Discipline DGM9804, 1984/1998, 2CD)
King Crimson — Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson — Three of a Perfect Pair
(Discipline DGM0510, 1984/2005, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Plays Live Peter Gabriel — Plays Live
(Geffen Records 2GHS 4012 F, 1983, 2LP)
King Crimson — Beat King Crimson — Beat
(Discipline DGM0509, 1982/2009, CD)
The Roches — Keep on Doing The Roches — Keep on Doing
(Warner Bros 23725-1, 1982, LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel (AKA Security) Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel (AKA Security)
(Geffen Records GHS 2011, 1982, LP)
King Crimson — Discipline King Crimson — Discipline
(Discipline KCSP8, 1981/2011, CD+DVD)
Roy Harper — The Unknown Soldier Roy Harper — The Unknown Soldier
(Science Friction HUCD031, 1980/1999, CD)
Robert Fripp — Exposure Robert Fripp — Exposure
(Discipline DGM0601, 1979/2006, 2CD)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel
(Charisma CDS 4019, 1979, LP)
The Roches — The Roches The Roches — The Roches
(Warner Bros BSK 3298, 1979, LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel
(Charisma CDS 4013, 1978, LP)
Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel — Peter Gabriel
(Charisma CDS 4006, 1977, LP)
Lou Reed — Berlin Lou Reed — Berlin
(RCA Victor APL1-0207, 1973, LP)

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2017-10-18
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2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more


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