10 ottobre 2010

I settant'anni li ha compiuti a gennaio, ma per i festeggiamenti in pubblico il batterista Tony Levin ha atteso di poter effettuare una serie di concerti assieme ai compagni di Mujician - Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers - e in trio con Aki Takase e John Edwards. Un'intervista raccolta pochi giorni fa, alla vigilia degli appuntamenti a Bristol, Leicester, Birmingham, London, Newcastle e Gateshead, si legge in The Jazz Breakfast. Auguri!

Tony Levin celebrates his 70th birthday this year with a six date national tour. The tour features two bands: Mujician with Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall and Paul Rogers, and a trio with Japanese pianist Aki Takase and bass player John Edwards. Mujician is the band that Tony has been most strongly associated with in the last twenty years and the trio is a group which Tony particularly enjoyed playing with at Newcastle’s On The Outside festival. Tony has worked with many jazz greats notably the late Tubby Hayes but these two groups guarantee that we will hear Tony at his best.