David Torn has described himself as a “texturalist,” which is precisely the role he takes on every time he straps on a guitar, hits a pedal and twists some knobs. He’s applied himself in that role with vigor and uncommon instinct whether he’s in a group, creating a movie soundtrack or leading in his own recording projects. The latter partRead More
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A couple of years ago I set out to shine a light on stellar fusion records in a decade where the genre started running out of ideas, passion and gumption.
As with last year’s inaugural edition, The Official™ SomethingElse! year-ending Top 10 list requires two or more of us to be in agreement as we gathered around the watercooler at SER Towers. It’s no easy task.
There are records that are frankly too loud to be jazz, and swing too much to be rock. This is the slot for those things — a place where you’ll find everyone from Tony Levin and Derek Sherinian from Black Country Communion to Nels Cline and Bill Frisell.
On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Yes drummer Alan White
Alan White talks about his long history with Yes, a collaboration with Tony Levin and David Torn, and his memorable stint with John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band.
Yes drummer Alan White, and super-sidemen Tony Levin and David Torn keep very busy in their regular line of work. Recently, all three had a little bit of time off from the regular grind, so what do they do with it?
by Tom Johnson Something keeps pulling guitarist David Torn and bassist Tony Levin together. It’s a partnership that blossomed with 1987’s Cloud About Mercury, with drummer Bill Bruford and trumpeter Mark Isham
On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind feature, we had the reins over to Tony Levin, bassist with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson.
The latest incarnation for bassist Tony Levin, best known for his work with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel, is as part of a fearless new trio album with guitarist David Torn and Yes drummer Alan White.