To say bassist Tony Levin’s pedigree and resume is impeccable would be a complete understatement. This rock veteran has worked with everyone from the likes of John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, to Alice Cooper, Phoebe Snow and James Taylor.
He is best known for his work on every Peter Gabriel record and his amazing bass and Chapman Stick pyrotechnics on the Peter Gabriel tours since 1977. In fact, Tony is out with Peter right now touring Europe in celebration of Peter’s seminal release, So, aptly titled the Peter Gabriel = Back to Front So Tour. Tony is also well known for his work with Prog-rock mainstays King Crimson.
On this week’s episode of SMI Radio, I catch up once again via Skype with one of the best bassists in the biz. Tony shares some tales about working with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Peter Gabriel and his most recent project Levin, Rudess Minnemann, produced by former Seattle resident, Scott Schorr of Lazy Bones Recordings (he also produced a project with Tony a couple of years back, Levin Torn White.) LRM features the brilliant keyboard work Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and drummer Marco Minnemann.
On this week’s show you will hear selected tracks from the CD which was released earlier this month.