The Levin Brothers have been involved in some of the most daring and experimental music of the last 50 years: Tony cutting a striking figure as bassist and Chapman-stick player with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, his own project Stickmen and many more; Pete working more behind-the-scenes as an ace keyboardist and first-call synthesis on the legendary New York session scene of the ’70s, moving effortlessly between jazz and pop. So when the Levin Brothers finally decided to make a jazz album together, perhaps no one expected how traditional and user-friendly a release it would be. The Levin Brothers emphasize great tunes, singable and short solos and groove above all. Their 2014 eponymous debut has proven sturdy enough to keep the project rolling on a semi-regular basis.
The Levin Brothers perform close to home at Colony in Woodstock on Sunday, January 7. Tony Parker’s Cloudburst, an all-star fusion and experimental group, is also on the bill. The music begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, visit www.colonywoodstock.com. Colony is located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock.