|“it’s been a companion of mine for a long time and a theme that
has recurred in my life”
Piece 1: Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite
One of the most famous progressive rock musicians in the world, Tony Levin plays electric bass, Chapman stick, upright bass, and synthesizer and is best known for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. He has also been a member of Liquid Tension Experiment; the King Crimson-related bands Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, ProjeKct One and ProjeKct Four; and currently leads his own band, Stick Men.
A prolific session musician since the 1970s, Levin has played on 500 albums, including those of Cher, Alice Cooper, John Lennon, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Buddy Rich, The Roches, Todd Rundgren, Seal, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Warren Zevon, Laurie Anderson, and many others Additionally, he has toured with artists including Paul Simon, Gary Burton, James Taylor, Herbie Mann, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, and Richie Sambora.
| “Sleepytime Gorilla Museum does things we never dreamed doing
in [King] Crimson or any band I’ve been in”
Piece 2: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum’s Sleep is Wrong
|Tony Levin Solo (Stick Men live performance)|| “Hugh was a player who played impeccably great parts […]
Some players… every note they play is the right note.”
Piece 4: Tribute to Hugh McCracken: John Lennon’s
[Just Like] Starting Over