Music Diary Songs of Note: Get Ready for a New Release from the Monster Trio of Tony Levin, David Torn & Alan White!

Music Diary Songs of Note: Get Ready for a New Release from the Monster Trio of Tony Levin, David Torn & Alan White!

I have written about bassist and Chapman Stick player Tony Levin several times here at Gear Diary – regarding a 1984 concert recording, Bill Bruford’s autobiography, and in my review of Trey Gunn’s Modulator – yet his name has yet to appear in a headline. Today I finally remedy that!

I have been a huge fan of Tony Levin since first hearing him on King Crimson’s Discipline and then seeing him live on the tour supporting that record – which was 30 years ago! He has remained a strong creative voice in instrumental music and a tremendous innovator on the bass. On this recording he is joined by innovative guitarist David Torn, who is also an artist who defies easy categorization and has been a strong creative force for decades. They are joined by Alan White, who is best known for being one of the truly great drummers of rock music for his decades of work with Yes.

The short promotional video has a fun and light feel to the proceedings, but the intensity and depth of the music are what grabbed my attention – and instantly made me want to hear more. There are always many ways that a meeting of great creative musicians can go, but from all accounts this looks like it will be a tremendously creative and intense recording.

Here is the intro video:

You can head to their website for more info and to pre-order the CD due out on September 13th!

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!