Individually, 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 synthesist on the legendary New York session scene of the ’70s and beyond, moving effortlessly between jazz and pop.
So, when the historically talented 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 record emphasized great tunes, singable and short solos and deep groove above all: a celebration of the cool jazz they grew up loving and that set them on their paths. Their 2014 eponymous debut has proven sturdy enough to keep the project rolling on a semi-regular basis – though cats of this caliber tend not to find a lot of open dates on their Google Calendars.
Jazzstock – on a pretty incredible hot streak recently – welcomes the locally residing, internationally known Levin Brothers on Saturday, January 25 at the Senate Garage in Kingston. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the performance.
Levin Brothers, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., $30/$25, Senate Garage, 4 North Front St., Kingston, www.jazzstock.com