Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. He has played with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Yes, Liquid Tension Experiment, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Dire Straits, Joan Armatrading, Alice Cooper, Seal, David Bowie, Deodato, Pandora's Box, Carly Simon, California Guitar Trio, Sarah McLachlan, Kevin Max, The Roches and Paul Simon, among many others.
Known for his innovative spirit, Tony Levin is partly responsible for popularizing the Chapman Stick and the NS upright bass. He has also created funk fingers, a device for mimicking the sound of hitting the strings with drumsticks (which sounds very similar to slap style bass).
Levin is a widely-respected bass player, probably most famous for the bassline from Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer", but many fans point to King Crimson as his best work.
In addition to his work as a sideman and in collaborative projects, he has various solo albums (Waters of Eden, Pieces of the Sun), and a live Tony Levin Band album. In April, 2006 he released Resonator and launched a North American tour of the same name, which also travelled to Italy, Russia and Mexico.
Solo Discography Edit
- World Diary - 1995
- Waters Of Eden - 2000
- Pieces Of The Sun - 2002
- Double Espresso - 2002
- Prime Cuts - 2005
- Resonator - 2006
- Stick Man - 2007
Bozzio Levin Stevens Albums Edit
Gorn Levin Marotta Albums Edit
Liquid Tension Experiment Albums Edit
- Liquid Tension Experiment - 1998
- Liquid Tension Experiment 2 - 1999
- LTE Live 2008 - 2009
- Live In LA - 2009
- Live In NYC - 2009
Liquid Trio Experiment Albums Edit
- Spontaneous Combustion - 2007
Liquid Trio Experiment 2 Albums Edit
Arista Allstars Albums Edit
Spin 1ne 2wo Albums Edit
- Spin 1ne 2wo - 1993
- 2.0 - 2009
White Elephant Albums Edit
- White Elephant - 1972