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Double Espresso

by Tony Levin

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Carsten Pieper This (double) live album offers an excellent overview of the man's career, as sideman as well as with his own band (feat. (Peter Gabriel) band mates Larry Fast and Jerry Marotta). Styles and moods stretch far and wide, as could be expected with these outstanding musicians, from the angular workouts of the opening Pieces of the Sun to the almost new-agey Silhouette it only takes two steps and there's so much more to come! Original material mixed with picks from his own past and brilliant - and often quite surprising - cover versions (Black Dog, Tequila, Peter Gunn!) served with a good dose of tongue-in-cheekness.

Very hard to pick a favorite... To raise my glass, let it be Tequila ;-) Favorite track: Tequila (Live).
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    TONY LEVIN, Double Espresso (2CD)
    LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE. - Double live album. Released on PapaBear Records and Narada, in 2002. - Jewel Box Package with 8 pages booklet. - The purchase includes instant download in WAV, FLAC, M4A and/or MP3-320 format. - Exclusive fulfillment by Horatio Nardini @ MoonJune Record.

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Live music does not get any better than this, and Tony Levins work is some of the very best you will find anywhere in the world. I know I probably have said all this before but I will continue to say it, Levin is the best bass player in the world, and for many reasons. The key word here is genre(s) and style(s) when you talk about such an honored and esteemed artist as Levin. He plays several different types of electric basses with skill and many different styles of rock music with equal exactitude, primarily progressive and jazz-rock fusion. So here we are about to embark (lets hope you do!) on an incredible musical journey with the Tony Levin Band. They bring you an up-close look at a live performance on Double Espresso, an extensive 2 CD set featuring some of their most abundant and expressive work. From King Crimson and Peter Gabriel to his solo work, Levin and his outstanding band blow through some amazing depictions of songs from the past and the most recent studio outing Pieces of the Sun. Levin is simply amazing; he makes the music so animated with his bass playing, like no other musician I have ever heard before. I missed the live show in Cambridge, Massachusetts a few months ago. Having this recording (autographed by the band thanks to Phyllis Fast, Larrys wife) in my possession is an appeasement for not being able to attend but it is also frustrating hearing just how good one of their shows is! This is one of those bands that play everything live just as good, if not better, than in the studio, now that is saying a mouthful about how much talent we are talking about here. Speaking in general, this is a MUST have for any music lover. Just wait until you hear their version of Black Dog, oh my does it kick ass. Just get this album, you will be so glad you did, I promise.
– Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck, All-Reviews.com

credits

released January 1, 2000

TONY LEVIN - bass, cello, Chapman stick, acoustic guitar (disc1-08), lead vocals (disc1-09, disc2-07), vocals (disc1-04,05 and 10)
LARRY FAST - synthsizers, bass drum (disc1-07)
JESSE GRESS - guitars, vocals (disc1-04 and 05)
JERRY MAROTTA - drums, sax, vocals, percussion (disc1-05), acoustic guitar (disc1-08), Funk Finger guitar (disc1-07), lead vocals (disc1-10, disc2-05)
THE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO (Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya, Paul Richards) - acoustic guitars (disc2-08)
DOUG STRINGER - drums (disc1-05)
PETE LEVIN - keyboards (disc2-09)

Produced by Tony Levin
Recorded live at Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY, except disc2-08 recorded at Blueberry Hill, St. Louis. - Recorded, Assembly and Pre-Remixing Engineering : Robert Frazza. - Mixing Engineer : Terry Brown. - Mastering Engineer : David Torn

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