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B​.​L​.​U​.​E. Nights

by Bruford Levin Upper Extremities

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    Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Blue Nights (2CD)
    (From the WareHouse of Tony Levin's Papa Bear Records, exclusively distributed via MoonJune's mail-order.
    Originally released on Tony Levin's Papa Bear Records in the USA in 2000.
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This recording chronicles the live performances of Bruford Levin Upper Extremities from 1998. The disc showcases the band's unique blend of jazzy modes with Crimson-esque textures and, occasionally, just plain weirdness. Many of the tracks become looser jams in the live performance. For those who saw this tour, the disc will be a great memento. For those who didn't, it will serve as a shining example of what they missed, and encouragement to be more careful not to pass up subsequent tours. The band is Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Chris Botti, and David Torn. Levin is certainly one of the greatest living electric bass players, and the disc shows that fact off in fine fashion. Bill Bruford's percussion work comes across as both very creative and quite impeccable. Trumpeter Chris Botti calls to mind Miles Davis at times, while carving out his own particular style. The last link, David Torn, has a style that is nearly indefinable, combining strange guitar textures with loop work for an art form that is almost peerless. And the whole of this group, despite each member's separate abilities, is so much more than the sum of the parts. - Gary Hill, All Music Guide


released January 1, 2000

Bill Bruford - drums, percussion
Tony Levin - basses, stick
David Torn - guitars, loops, oud
Chris Botti - trumpet


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