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Pete Levin - Iridium Live 008 4-18-2012 (2013)

29-06-2015, 23:07
Music | Jazz

Pete Levin - Iridium Live 008 4-18-2012 (2013)

Artist: Pete Levin
Title Of Album: Iridium Live 008 4-18-2012
Year Of Release: 2013
Genre: Jazz: Hammond Organ
Label: Iridium Live
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 58:13
Total Size: 135 MB
Covers: Front

01. Might Have Been ( 4:53)
02. Shades Beyond ( 8:31)
03. Little Sunflower ( 9:36)
04. Back In The Schoolyard (12:41)
05. Little Wing ( 8:47)
06. Old Wine, New Bottles (13:42)

Organist Pete Levin, a former member of the Gil Evans Orchestra, reunites in a live setting with fellow ex-bandmates at the Iridium in 2012. The set list includes modern big-band arrangements from the Gil Evans songbook, two of Levin’s compositions, and cover versions of Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower,” the Lenny White penned “Old Wine, New Bottles” and the Jimi Hendrix classic “Little Wing.”

Pete Levin (born December 20, 1942) is an American jazz keyboardist, composer and horn player.

Levin grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. His first instrument as a teenager was the French horn. He studied at Boston University and received a master's degree from Juilliard School of music in New York City. In the early 1970s he joined the Gil Evans Orchestra as a French horn player. At the time, Levin was experimenting with synthesizers. Over time Gil Evans incorporated Levin's synthesizer sound into the compositions and Levin's role changed to a full-time keyboardist. His fifteen-year association with the Gil Evans Orchestra was followed by an eight-year association with Jimmy Giuffre.

Levin plays the hammond organ, clavinet and moog synthesizer. He has produced several albums as a band leader including the 2007 Deacon Blues. In 2014 he released a collaborative album with his brother, bassist Tony Levin, titled Levin Brothers. The album is a tribute to and styled after the works of Oscar Pettiford and Julius Watkins. Levin has performed for film and television scores including Missing in Action, Lean on Me, Silver Bullet, Red Scorpion, The Color of Money, Maniac, Spin City, America's Most Wanted and Star Trek. He has written scores of his own for Zelimo and The Dybbuk. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for writing the official military band arrangement of the U.S. Infantry song.

He has worked with a wide range of artists including Carla Bley, Brubeck Brothers, Hiram Bullock, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Cobham, Willie Colón, Miles Davis, Rachelle Farrell, Bryan Ferry, Gregory Hines, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, Annie Lennox, Chuck Mangione, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson, Salt-n-Pepa, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Paul Simon, Lew Soloff, Vanessa Williams, and Lenny White.

Regarding his creative work, Levin stated that "All my arranging and orchestrating work is grounded in what I experience in live performance (...) My best and most creative ideas come from playing live."

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