April 5th, 2006

ICARUS ... The first jazz album I've done in a while, and my first real "playing" album.  I pushed the racks of synths aside and revisited my first love, the Hammond Organ.  Most of the CD is in the classic organ trio format and features great performances by guitarists Joe Beck and Mike DeMicco, and drummer Danny Gottlieb.  My brother Tony is sitting in on bass, playing lead on a beautiful Jimmy Giuffre ballad.  The album has a few originals and several of my jazz arrangements of classic pieces - Erik Satie's "1st Gymnopedie", Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues", Ralph Towner's "Icarus" and the Beachboys’ "Sail On Sailor."

The cover photo was taken by photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce.  It was supposed to be used for a CD cover but was rejected. I've been using it as my PR image shot for years and finally got to use it on a CD cover as I had hoped to.  Thanks Sally.

ICARUS is available now from Woodstock CD.  I'm looking ahead toward a wider release in the fall of 2006.  Meanwhile, I've got stacks of CD boxes!Any help cleaning my basement will be much appreciated.

I was keeping a log here on the home page, but there's too much stuff here anyway so I moved it to it's own page - the Icarus Log.


The Tony Levin Band

The Resonator Tour 2006

Just released: The Tony Levin Band: RESONATOR

Available on Tony's website (click the image)

The band is currently on tour promoting the new release - in Europe and the U.S.  The full schedule is on my LIVE page.

I'm keeping a log on the tour, with photos coming as I can deal with them.




Back in the USA

5/31/06  New Haven, CT at Toad's Place


6/02/06  Annapolis, MD at The Ram's Head Tavern
Beautiful club!


6/10/06  Natick, MA at the Center For The Arts

Backstage - waiting to go on

What to do when a great shot is out of focus:
Use the filters and turn it into an art shot!

Jerry distracts the audience
while Tony replaces a broken string.

6/11/06  Northhampton, MA at The Ironhorse
Here in this picturesque, Central Massachusetts college town, I've played the Iron Horse several times over the years with a variety of Jazz, Folk and Pop groups.  It was a kick to come back with Tony's band and rock the house.  Even on a beautiful summer Sunday evening, a capacity crowd came out.

Iron Horse window - another self portrait (hard to see)


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