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Tony Levin


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.24 | 28 ratings

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5 stars Tony Levin is one of the most wanted bassists and the list of albums on which he played is so long that you may be sure you'll find at least five albums that you really love but had no idea that Levin was one of those who created it. Now he goes solo and it sounds... well, I should say "listen for yourself", but that's not really the ponint ;).

The predomonant instrument is of course bass, or rather chapman stick; using it Levin had the chance to be both in a bassist and a soloist, so you'll find (not surprisingly) many complex bass structures here.

This album was created when Levin was travelling and he got help from various local musicians, so it sometimes sounds exotic. It has an ethnic touch and there's a bit of world music here. It's sometimes oriental, sometimes pensive, but always clever and clean - I got the feeling that no sounds were unnecessary.

"World Diary" is a good example of what is Levin's grasp of music. He's at his best here.

Ampersand | 5/5 |


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