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Art Garfunkel: Scissors Cut

On August 25, 1981, “Columbia” label released “Scissors Cut”, the fifth Art Garfunkel studio album. It was recorded October 1980 – May 1981, at “Media Sound” in New York City, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Roy Halle, Art Garfunkel and Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals
  • Pete Carr, Dean Parks, Michael Staton, Graham Lyle, Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Paul Simon, Andrew Gold – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeffrey Staton – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Jarvis – piano
  • Jimmy Webb, Larry Knechtel – keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey, Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Joe Osborn, Tony Levin, Scott Chambers – bass guitar
  • Rick Shlosser, Rick Marotta – drums
  • Ray Cooper, Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Tommy Vig – vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Lew Soloff – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • David Campbell – strings
  • Del Newman – strings
  • Roland Harker – lute
  • Teo Macero – conductor
  • Lisa Garber, Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Eugene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Terry Rosiello – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • John Berg – design
  • Anthony Loew – artwork

Track listing:

  1. A Heart in New York – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  2. Scissors Cut – Jimmy Webb
  3. Up in the World – Clifford T. Ward
  4. Hang On In – Norman Sallitt
  5. So Easy to Begin – Jules Shear
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt
  7. Can’t Turn My Heart Away – John Jarvis, Eric Kaz
  8. The French Waltz – Adam Mitchell
  9. In Cars – Jimmy Webb
  10. That’s All I’ve Got to Say (Theme from The Last Unicorn) – Jimmy Webb

Stick Men: Open

On June 1, 2012, Stick Men self-released “Open”, band’s third studio album.

Personnel:

  • Tony Levin – Chapman stick
  • Markus Reuter – guitar, electronics, mixing
  • Pat Mastelotto – drums
  • Lee Fletcher – mastering
  • Ritxi Ostáriz – design

Track listing:

  1. Amino 21
  2. Open Pt. 1 – Plunge
  3. Alabaster
  4. Open Pt. 2 – Plow
  5. Cyber Shards
  6. Open Pt. 3 – Truncheon
  7. Glass Heart (for Renée)
  8. Time Capsule

Joan Armatrading: What’s Inside

On May 30, 1995, “RCA” label released “What’s Inside”, the fourteenth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded 1994 -1995, at “A&M Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, “Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, California, “Kiva Recording Studios” in Memphis. Tennessee, and was produced by Joan Armatrading and David Tickle.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, e-bow guitar, arrangements
  • Hojah Farah – acoustic guitar
  • B. J. Cole – slide guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Todd Cochran – keyboards
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Tony Levin – bass
  • Darryl Jones – bass
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Alex Acuña – percussion
  • Memphis Horns – horns
  • The London Metropolitan Orchestra – strings
  • Kronos Quartet – strings
  • Boz Burrell – tin whistle
  • K. La – backing vocals
  • Ray Williams – backing vocals
  • Terry Evans – backing vocals
  • Willie Green, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Caroline Dale – arrangements, orchestration
  • Dana Brayton – arrangements
  • Wolfgang Amadeus – engineer
  • Malcolm Springer – engineer
  • Tom Luekens – engineer
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Chad Munsey – second engineer
  • David Tickle, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Andy Brown – musical director
  • Sherri Maxwell – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. In Your Eyes
  2. Everyday Boy
  3. Merchant of Love
  4. Shapes and Sizes
  5. Back on the Road
  6. Lost The Love
  7. Songs
  8. Would You Like to Dance
  9. Recommend My Love
  10. Beyond The Blue
  11. Can’t Stop Loving You
  12. Shape of a Pony
  13. Trouble

Liquid Tension Experiment: Same

On March 10, 1998, “Magna Carta Records” label released the self-titled, debut Liquid Tension Experiment album. It was recorded in September 1997, at “Millbrook Sound Studios” in Millbrook, New York, and was produced by John Petrucci, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • John Petrucci – guitar
  • Tony Levin – Chapman Stick, bass guitar, electric upright bass
  • Jordan Rudess – keyboard
  • Mike Portnoy – drums
  • Paul Orofino – engineer
  • Kosaku Nakamura – engineer assistant
  • Kevin Shirley – mixing
  • Rich Alvy – mixing assistant
  • Leon Zervos – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John Petrucci, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy.

  1. Paradigm Shift
  2. Osmosis
  3. Kindred Spirits
  4. The Stretch
  5. Freedom of Speech
  6. Chris and Kevin’s Excellent Adventure
  7. State of Grace
  8. Universal Mind
  9. Three Minute Warning (part 1)
  10. Three Minute Warning (part 2)
  11. Three Minute Warning (part 3)
  12. Three Minute Warning (part 4)
  13. Three Minute Warning (part 5)

Don McLean: Same (third album)

In November 1972, “United Artists” label released the self-titled, third Don McLean album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City and was produced by Ed Freeman.

Personnel:

  • Don McLean – guitar, vocals
  • Warren Bernhardt – piano
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • Neil Larsen – piano
  • Ed Trickett – hammered dulcimer
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Howard “Buzz” Feiten – guitar
  • Tony Levin – bass
  • Bob Rothstein – bass, vocals
  • Russ Savakus – bass, violin, vocals
  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion, conga
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • West Forty Fourth Street Rhythm and Noise Choir – chorus
  • Tom Flye, Dennis Ferrante, Ed Sprigg, Rod O’Brien – engineer
  • John Olson – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Don McLean, except where noted.

  1. Dreidel
  2. Bronco Bill’s Lament
  3. Oh, My What a Shame
  4. If We Try
  5. The More You Pay (The More It’s Worth)
  6. Narcisissima
  7. Falling Through Time
  8. On the Amazon – Vivian Ellis, Clifford Grey, Greatrex Newman
  9. Birthday Song
  10. The Pride Parade

Bozzio Levin Stevens: Black Light Syndrome

On July 15, 1997, “Magna Carta” label released “Black Light Syndrome”, debut Bozzio Levin Stevens studio album. It was recorded in January 1997, at “Clear Lake Audio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Wyn Davis, Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Steve Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Steve Stevens – guitar, pedals
  • Tony Levin – Chapman stick, bass guitar
  • Terry Bozzio – drums, percussion
  • Wyn Davis – engineer, mixing
  • Todd Langner – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Steve Stevens.

  1. The Sun Road
  2. Dark Corners
  3. Duende
  4. Black Light Syndrome
  5. Falling in Circles
  6. Book of Hours
  7. Chaos/Control

On April 3, 1995.

On April 3, 1995, “Virgin” label released “Thrak” the eleventh King Crimson studio album. It was recorded October – December 1994, and was produced by David Bottrill, Belew, Bill Bruford, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp – electric guitar, Mellotron, soundscapes
  • Adrian Belew – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Levin – bass guitar, Chapman Stick, electric upright bass, backing vocals
  • Trey Gunn – Chapman Stick, Warr guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
  • Pat Mastelotto – drums, percussion
  • David Bottrill – production, recording

Track listing:

All lyrics by Adrian Belew, except where noted, all music by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

  1. Vroom
  2. Cod: Marine 475 – lyrics by Robert Fripp
  3. Dinosaur
  4. Walking on Air
  5. B’Boom
  6. Thrak
  7. Inner Garden I
  8. People
  9. Radio I
  10. One Time
  11. Radio II
  12. Inner Garden II
  13. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  14. Vrooom Vrooom
  15. Vrooom Vrooom: Coda

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring?” album by Brother Jack McDuff (his fourth album for Blue Note). It was recorded in December 1970, and was produced by Lew Futterman.

Personnel:

  • Brother Jack McDuff – organ
  • Randy Brecker, Olu Dara – trumpet
  • Dick Griffin, John Pierson – trombone
  • Paul Griffin – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Tony Levin – electric bass
  • Donald McDonald – drums
  • Mike Mainieri – percussion
  • Ray Draper – percussion, vocals, tuba, arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack McDuff except where noted.

  1. Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring? – Ray Draper
  2. Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya – Ray Draper
  3. Who’s Pimpin’ Who? – Ray Draper
  4. Classic Funke
  5. Ya’ll Remember Boogie? – Ray Draper
  6. Wank’s Thangnt

On October 31, 1994.

On October 31, 1994, “Discipline Global Mobile” label released “Vroom”, a mini album and EP by King Crimson. It was recorded in May 1994, at “Applehead” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by David Bottrill, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp – guitar
  • Adrian Belew – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Levin – bass guitar, Chapman Stick
  • Trey Gunn – Chapman Stick
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
  • Pat Mastelotto – drums, percussion
  • David Bottrill – engineer
  • Bill Smith Studio – design, graphics
  • The Douglas Brothers – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

  1. Vrooom – (includes Coda: Marine 475, and a 0:17 unlisted ‘Intro’ piece)
  2. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  3. Cage
  4. Thrak
  5. When I Say Stop, Continue
  6. One Time

On September 25, 2007.

On September 25, 2007, “Lazy Bones Recordings” label released “Stick Man”, the sixth Tony Levin studio album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Scott Schorr and Tony Levin.

Personnel:

  • Tony Levin- lead vocals, cello, bass guitar, Chapman stick, NS Upright bass, piano, keyboards
  • Chris Albers- acoustic guitar
  • Pat Mastelotto- drums, percussion
  • Scott Schorr- drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Tim Dow- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Levin.

  1. Welcome
  2. Gut String Theory
  3. Speedbump
  4. Slow Glide
  5. Shraag
  6. Not Just Another Pretty Bass
  7. El Mercado
  8. Orange Alert
  9. In her Locket
  10. Rising Waters
  11. Metro
  12. Zeros to Disk
  13. Sticky Fingers
  14. Rivers of Light
  15. Chop Shop
  16. The Gorgon Sisters Have a Chat
  17. Dark Blues