The Levin Brothers are co-fronted by bassist/Chapman stick player Tony Levin and his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin. While Tony made his name playing with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson and David Bowie (and John Lennon and, and, and), Pete’s thing has always been jazz and its derivatives. A New York session ace who has recorded or performed with Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus, Pete’s résumé is hardly less impressive than his rock-star brother’s. In 2014, the Levin Brothers released their first record as co-leaders: a set of jazz originals inspired by the accessible, melody-based and unfailingly groovy cool jazz of the 1950s – the music they grew up loving together. Since then, their repertoire has expanded to include pieces by Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Ennio Morricone, Ralph Towner, Astor Piazzolla, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Giuffre and others.
The Levin Brothers, accompanied by legendary guitarist David Spinozza and drummer Jeff Siegel, perform at the Senate Garage in Kingston on Saturday, March 16. Tickets cost $25 and are available online and at Rhino Records at 6 North Front Street in Kingston.
The Levin Brothers, Saturday, Mar. 16, 8 p.m., Senate Garage, 4 North Front St., Kingston, (845) 802-0029, http://jazzstock.com