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The Levin Brothers
Pete & Tony Levin revisit their roots with this cool jazz album, inspired by and done in the style of classic jazz they listened to as kids. 16 melody-focused original tunes featuring stellar sidemen. Available on CD and limited edition vinyl LP.
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Meditations
Pete & Jazz flautist Ali Ryerson collaborate on this textural adventure.
Ali, playing alto flute, does sensual improvisations against a backdrop of Pete's lush electronic orchestrations.
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Iridium Live

Live at the Iridium in NYC
Pete's organ trio w. guitarist Dave Stryker &  drummer Adam Nussbaum joined by Alex Foster, Lew Soloff & John Clark
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Jump!
High-energy organ trio set, featuring guitarist Dave Stryker, drummer Lenny White and percussionist Manolo Badrena
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Live in Italy
Pete Levin organ trio - Pete, John Cariddi & Harvey Sorgen - do a smokin' live set at Moody Jazz Cafe in Foggia, Italy  December 2008
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Certified
Organic
High-energy organ trio set, featuring guitarists Joe Beck, John Cariddi, Jesse Gress & Mike DeMicco.  Not your father's organ trio!
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Deacon Blues
Pete's 2007 organ trio debut for Motéma
w. Joe Beck, Danny Gottlieb
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Party In The Basement
Pete's 1st solo album for Gramavision (1989) was a tribute to Gil Evans, with whom Pete worked for 15 years. Much of the album is performed by an 8-piece all-star band - all alumni of the Gil Evans "Monday Night Orchestra."
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A Solitary Man
Pete's 2nd solo album for Gramavision (1990) used a Weather Report-styled quintet featuring saxophonist Alex Foster and bassist Jeff Berlin.
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Recording
Woodstock, NY,
River Edge, NJ
& Santa Monica, CA.  2010
Dave Stryker
@ Knoop Studio
Lenny White
@ Knoop Studio
Pete & Dave
@ Knoop Studio
Manolo Badrena
@ Knoop Studio
Roman Klun
@ Knoop Studio
Pete & Alan Meyerson
@ Remote Control Productions
Roman & Lenny
Manolo
Roman & Manfred Knoop
Lenny
Pete, mixing
@ Petesville Studio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Updated Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My brother Tony and I, along with some great players - Erik Lawrence, David Spinozza, Jeff Siegel & Steve Gadd -  have made a very cool jazz album. We're fortunate to have the enthusiastic support of a terrific indie label, Lazy Bones Records, and to have the album released on both CD and a Special Edition vinyl LP.  Tony and I like to keep our fans well informed; so we're now offering ...

A BRIEF HISTORY OF GOLD
RECORDS, AS REPORTED
(only somewhat accurately)
BY TONY LEVIN

You can read this important, scholarly dissertation on Tony's website.

New page up on the Levin Brothers site; "Making Of The Album" photo gallery.  Got over 1000 hits in the first day!  Pretty cool.

And hey, we've got a music video - the "Not So Square Dance."  Approve the groove and be cool like a fool, you dig?  Turn up your hi-fi and hit that full-screen doo-dah at the lower right. Solid!

 

This month ...

 

Sunday, November 16th, 11am -2pm in Ridgewood, NJ @ The Memoire Restaurant, I'm doing a fundraiser event for the Ridgewood Jazz Festival Jazz - an organ trio with guitarist John Cariddi and drummer Lee Finkelstein.
Friday, November 21st, 7pm @ The Cutting Room, NYC.  Once again, The Monday Night Band: All-star alumni of the Gil Evans Orchestra reunite to celebrate the band's "Monday Night at Sweet Basil" era.  We'll be recording a live album this show.  Come and be part of it.

Click for more show info and a link to get advance tickets.

 

Just below - a short video from our September show at The Cutting Room.  Take a look ...

Coming & Going ...

  10/31/14 - 11/2/14  Spent a long weekend in Key West, Florida playing with vocalist/harpist Rob Paparozzi.  All 3 nights were at The Green Parrot, easily the hippest bar in town.  Enthusiastic crowds packed the  place every night.  Key West-based guitarist Larry Baeder brought us down, but it was otherwise a NYC band, groovin' at a level that usually doesn't happen in Mararitaville!  Also in the band, bassist Eric Udel and drummer Lee Finkelstein.  Making it more fun, Rob, Eric and Lee are all current members of the touring Blues Brothers Band.  When we did "Soul Man" and "Knock On Wood" ... we did it right!  On Saturday, Rob even wore his Blues Brothers duds. 


Lee Finkelstein, Eric Udel, Pete, Rob Paparozzi, Larry Baeder

  10/26/14 Rob Paparozzi led a heavy groovin' brunch concert at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY.  Lee Finkelstein on drums, the amazing John Tropea on guitar and me on Hammond organ.  That's 3 guys currently doing the Blues Brothers Band ... and me.  Oh yeah!  Great photos by Ed Conway.


Pete, Lee Finkelstein, Sari Schorr (sittin' in), Rob Paparozzi, John Tropea

  10/15/14  The Wednesday night jazz series in Woodstock, NY in Catskill Mountain Pizza's back room.  I was this week's "special guest" with the Syracuse/Siegel Duo - drummer Jeff "Siege" Siegel and bassist Rich Syracuse.  Great playing balls-to-the-wall piano trio to a packed house.  By the way, Jeff is the drummer on the Levin Brothers album; that makes him an honorary Levin Brother.  Now if we could just get him to shave his head ...


Photo: Lisa Saalfield

Photo: Scott Docherty

  9/29/14  Sari Schorr Band @ The Falcon in Marlboro, NY.  An experiment:  We decided to take a lot of the rockers in our repertoire and go "unplugged."  John Cariddi playing acoustic guitar, Sue Williams using only her upright acoustic bass, and me playing only piano.  Jerry Marotta coming up with amazing and unusual grooves, and it's a whole new thing.  We're hoping to take it into the studio next month.  To be continued ...


Pete, John Cariddi, Sari Schorr, Jerry Marotta, Sue williams

  9/6/14  Castles Made Of Sound; 9 all-star alumni of the Gil Evans Orchestra, reunited to celebrate the band's "Monday Night At Sweet Basil" era at The Cutting Room in NYC.  We weren't sure what it would be like; it's been some 30 years since we did this.  But inspired by the music and an enthusiastic New York jazz audience, it all came back.  I terrific night.  Hope you were there.  We will do it again.  And again!  Photos by Samantha Levin.


Front: John Clark, Alex Foster, Lew Soloff, Tom Malone, Dave Stryker
Back: Pete, Beth Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan

  8/30 & 31  I subbed the keyboard chair this past weekend with Bill MacPherson and Nee Sackley and their world-beat band Native Vibe for a brief tour in New York and Connecticut.  We were joined by Connecticut drummer John Perigrinelli and Nanny Assis, a dynamic New York percussionist I've played with over the years. Lots of infectious African grooves; I'm not knowledgeable about those, but they wanted jazz solos - and that I can do!  Had an absolute ball playing with them.

  8/23/14  Played with Ali Ryerson's quintet in Warwick, NY as part of the town's Summer Concert Series.  We hadn't played together for several months, so it was a bit of pressure remembering the ins and outs of the charts; but we hit our stride and did a nice 2-hour set.  Great crowd - and the threatened rain didn't happen.


Pete, Ali, Karl Latham, Mark Egan, Mike DeMicco

  8/22/14  Beautiful concert at the Public Theater in Auburn, NY with bassist Peter Maciulewicz's quartet.  Harvey Sorgen and I came up from Woodstock.  Peter, Harvey and I have performed as a trio a few times, but this time were joined by Rochester guitarist Bob Sneider.  Special treat for me was having a mint condition 1954 Hammond B-3 waiting for me.  Really nice!


Pete, Peter, Harvey Sorgen, Bob Sneider
  8/14/14  The Jeff Ciampa Quartet headlined on opening night for the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival.  The venue - The Landmark Inn - is a 250 year old restaurant, where owner/chef Michael has been a big supporter of live music for years.  I played organ on this one.  Jeff on guitar was joined by saxaphonist Joel Frahm and drummer Karl Latham.  Sold out house.  Great audience.


Karl Latham, Pete, Joel Frahm, Jeff Ciampa

  7/27/14  Jazz brunch at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY with the Erik Lawrence Quartet.  We do these about every month, but occasionally one of them really rocks.  Along with Erik and guitarist Rob Reich, we were joined by drummer Ben Perowsky.  My bandmate from the Gil Evans days, Shunzo Ohno, was in the house and joined us on trumpet.  Also, vocalist Janice Hardgrove sat in.  I knew Janice from NYC when we were both doing lots of jingle dates.  We've both migrated upstate to Woodstock.  Small world!  Thanks to Ed Conway for these great photos.

  7/24/14  At the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ with vocalist Sari Schorr and a new band testing out it's wings.  The band features Rob Paparozzi on harp and vocals.  My old bandmate, Johnm Cariddi is on guitar, and a great rhythm section - Jerry Marotta and Sue Williams. 

  7/12/14  Rob Paparozzi and a Woodstock-based band in Erie, PA at the Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Festival.  It's a wonderful, free concert series, put on by Tony Steffanelli  and Romolo Chocolates, that's been going on for years.  I played it with an organ trio in 2012.  It mostly features jazz groups - Tony is a big jazz fan - but they're branching out a bit this year.

L to R: Pete, Rob Paparozzi, Jim Curtin, Jimmy Eppard, Jerry Marotta

The "green room" at Romolo Chocolates is like being transported to Candy Land.  We couldn't resist a little mugging for the camera.

  6/6/14  Rocked the house at The Falcon with blues guitarist Beki Brindle and the band - Frank Ganci on bass and Vito Luizzi on drums.  A real treat to play with Vito, who's just coming off of years on the road with guitar legend Johnny Winter.  I'll be joining them for several dates over this summer.  These photos are by James Rice.  This is the 2nd time he's taken a great shot of me from a loft high above the stage.  The other one's at the top of this page.

  6/13/14  at The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock with Marc Black's band - 2-set concert to do a live recording and 6-camera video shoot.  Audience seating, plus a large area in front of the stage for dancing - and the dance floor was packed.  Marc is a wonderful singer-songwriter and a dynamic performer.  I don't get to play with him very often; Warren Bernhardt has been his regular keyboardist for many years.  For this outing, Marc decided to use both of us.  Made it even more fun for me.  Still waiting for more photos to surface.

Warren Bernhardt      Pete       Marc Black       Mike Esposito
Eric Parker     Don Davis     Amy Fradon

  5/25/14  Terrific jazz brunch at the Falcon in Marlboro, NY with a marvelous vocalist, Alexis Cole.  Along with Rob Reich on guiter and the irrepressible Adam Nussbaum on drum.  Nobody commented or seemed to notice, so I should explain:  In honor of author Douglas Adams (Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy) May 25th is "Towel Day" during which Adams fans carry a towel around all day.  Mine is draped off the edge of the Hammond.  Photos: Samantha Levin

 

  5/21/14  Next week, Tony's home for a week or so from the Peter Gabriel tour.  So on Tuesday, we're back at Scott Petito's studio to begin final mixes.  Spent a couple of days doing intense listening and making mix notes.  Meanwhile, today, in a studio in Arizona, Steve Gadd is laying drum tracks for a couple of our tracks. Not too shabby guest artist for the  album!

  Locally, I just signed on for a sort of residency.  With the summer tourist season starting up, Catskill Mountain Pizza in Woodstock is doing live music in their back room.  Jeff Siegel (drummer for the Levin Brothers project) has organized a Wednesday night Jazz series.  For a few dates in June and July, I'll be doing an organ trio there with guitarist Matt Finck.  Matt's a great player.  If you're in the 'hood, definitely stop in for one of these.  No cover, no minimum.

  5/17/14  Nice Saturday night hit in Peekskill, NY at 12 Grapes, a beautiful restaurant and music venue.  John Cariddi (guitar), Jerry Marotta (drums) and I backing premier harmonica whiz and vocalist Rob Paparozzi.  We grooved!  This was one of the rare gigs where I'm playing organ bass with Jerry - easily my favorite rock drummer.  Deep pockets!

  5/9/14  A nice evening in concert with bassist Peter Maciuliwicz and drummer Harvey Sorgen in the newly renovated Theater Mack in Auburn, NY.  I don't get to do piano trios in a concert setting very often, so I was really laying for this one.  Brought out a few new tunes I hadn't performed yet, including one that was written for the upcoming Levin Brothers album project.  Full house - great reception from a wonderful audience.  There's a tentative plan to do it again on August 22nd.  Nothing firm yet.  To be continued ...

  5/4/14  Played another Jazz Brunch @ The Falcon in Marlboro, NY - this time with Rob Paparozzi.  Rob is one of the premier Harmonica players in the New York session scene, and a great vocalist; he is currently one of the front men with the Blues Brothers Band.  Rob knows how to rock the house.  Also on stage, guitarist John Cariddi and drummer Lee Falco.  Our sedate Jazz session evolved into a smokin' R&B set as guitarist Paul Pesco sat in with us.  Paul and I were bandmates on an Annie Lennox tour in the 90's.  Hadn't seen him in several years.  What a great reunion!


Paul Pesco (far right) joins us for the 2nd set

  4/25-27/14  Ali Ryerson Quintet - Tri-State Con Brio tour.  5 gigs in 4 days.  Ali, Mike DeMicco, Mark Egan, Karl Latham and me.  The band was smokin' by the end.  Wish it had gone on longer!  (I don't say that very often!)  Most of these pics - by Chris Drukker - were from our gig at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ.  A beautiful, intimate venue - a great place to hear Jazz.

  4/25/14  We're into the Ali Ryerson Quintet tour, fresh off a great night at The Falcon in Marlboro.  Today, headed for Old Lyme, Connecticut and the Side Door Jazz Club.
Just got news today: A project I'm launching - The Gil Evans Legacy Band - is confirmed for two upcoming dates in August and September and tentative European tours for next year.  Very excited about this.  More news to come.  Meanwhile, take a look at the band page.

  4/23/14 Just finished 2 weeks with many studio hours logged. Editing and mixing for the Levin Brothers album and for John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet album.  This month, Tony's off to England for some Peter Gabriel gigs, and I'm about to take off for a short tour with Ali Ryerson.  Next week, I'll be turning my attention back to my newest solo album project, now projected to be a November release. Meanwhile, lighting new fires under the Gil Evans Legacy band project - a couple of gigs booked.  It's going to be a busy year.

3/30/14  Finally settling a bit after a string of live gigs and lots of driving.  This week, getting prepped for a recording project in NYC with John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet.  Then Tony's will have finished the Crimson Projekct tour and we'll be back to work on the Levin Brothers album. Not likely we'll be finish mixing for a while yet, but with a planned September release, we've got time.  Meanwhile, I've played organ on some tracks for Beki Brindle's album.  She's still working on it, so it'll be a little while.  Beki rocks!  Too be continued ...

3/11/14  Lots going on.  Spent this morning organizing and making plans.  I have 9 gigs this month with various people. Whew!  Without my computers and the GPS, I doubt I could keep it all straight.  What did we do before we had them?
Caught up for now on the Levin Brothers project.  Tony's traveling in Europe, so I can push it aside for a bit.  When he comes back, we edit, fix and mix.  Still planning on a September release and thinking toward doin' it live.
Finally getting back to my solo album, which has been on hold for a couple of months.  Lenny White, Dave Stryker and Rob Paparozzi played some really great stuff back in January .  Time to get back to it.
Sometime in early April, I'll be recording with John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet.  Along with other material, we'll be doing his Jazz arrangements of two of the Mozart Horn Concertos.  A band fronted by French Horn and Bassoon, this is a truly unique group.
Then, later in April, I'm doing a 4-day, 5-concert tour with Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson.  Her "all-star" quintet includes Mike DeMicco (guitar), Mark Egan (bass) and Karl Latham (drums).
Yes, I am having fun! 

3/8/14  The Gabriel Butterfield Band rocks the house in Middletown, NY at Brian's Backyard BBQ.  Love this place.  The funky roadhouse appearance is deceptive: There's always great music happening, the food is great, the sound and house engineer are excellent, and Brian Remaley is one the rare good people in the music business.


Rob Paparozzi, Jimmy Eppard, Gabe Butterfield, Jim Curtin, Pete

2/21/14  All You Need Is Love - a celebration of the Beatles performed by a 13-piece all-star band to a capacity crowd at Woodstock's Bearsville Theater.  The show was conceived and put together by Leslie Ritter, Scott Petitio, and David Spinozza, who did most of the more complex arrangements.  With the hectic insanity leading up to the show, nobody thought to properly video and record the show.  So , you had to be there.  It's not an easy or inexpensive show to mount, but hopefully we'll get to do it again someplace.


L to R: Pete, Sara Milanovitch, Josh Colow, Jane Scarpentini, Jerry Marotta, Scott Petito, Maura Kennedy, Dave Spinozza, Pete Kennedy, Leslie Ritter, Deirdre Broderick


The core band. L to R: Pete, Josh Colow, Jerry Marotta, Scott Petito, Dave Spinozza, Deirdre Broderick


The string section.  Pete, Sara Milanovitch, Jane Scarpentini


L to R: Pete, Sara Milanovitch, Josh Colow, Jane Scarpentini, Jules Shear, Leslie Ritter, Scott Petito, Dave Spinozza, Maura Kennedy, Gail Ann Dorsey, Deirdre Broderick

2/11/14  John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet in concert in NYC at the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, Baha'i Center.  This otherwise stock jazz quintet is made unique by the two players who front the band - John Clark (French Horn) and Michael Rabinowitz (Bassoon).  Both of them defy the conventional perceived boundaries of their instruments, and just take it out!  For the first time, we performed John's arrangements of two Mozart Horn Concertos, all 6 movements.  I'm guessing that's never been done.  We'll be recording some time in April.  To be continued ...


Pete, John Clark, Marty Jaffe, Michael Rabinowitz, Tommy Campbell

2/6/14  Finished the first round of recording sessions for the first Levin Brothers Band CD with Tony, a project we've been planning for months.  This week was mainly focused on recording drums with Jeff "Siege" Siegel.  The schedule got pressured some when we lost Wednesday to a major snow & sleet storm, but we're caught up and on track. It's feeling pretty good.  In two weeks, when Tony's back from England, we'll be joined by guitarist David Spinozza and saxophonist Erik Lawrence.  Lovin' this project!


photographer Jack Casadone & engineer Scott Petito in modern dress

2/2/14  Played a nice Sunday brunch to an enthusiastic crowd at The High Falls Cafe in High Falls, NY with extraordinary vocalist Kitt Potter.  Two old friend in the rhythm section, Charlie Kniceley and T. Xiques.  And yes, we did this on Superbowl Sunday!  (But were home in plenty of time for the game.)  Making music with Kitt is always a treat.  Photo: Anne Coleman

1/31/14  First warmup gig for the Levin Brothers Band project, just the core trio of Tony, Pete and drummer Jeff Siegel.  We're getting set to start recording in a few days; guitarist David Spinozza and reedman Erik Lawrence will join us for there.  Just to loosen up a bit, the core band played at an intimate local venue - try a couple of the new tunes, get the kinks out, play some jazz!  We were thinking to keep it low-key, but we got a packed house.  Go figure!  The band is inspired by jazz groups from the early 50's, so we're dressing the part, even if we don't quite sound like that.  Photos are by Ed Kurys.

12/31/13  Many interesting projects in the works have had me busy writing, arranging and doing battle with ProTools in my home studio.  Just finished a music track for activist Jacqui Drechsler for an upcoming video aimed at reigning in the Indian Point nuclear power plant.  The track is pretty amazing.  Mixing it next week. Then it'll get turned into a music video.  I'll preview it here when we're done.

I'm continuing work on my next solo album.  Next week, hooking up with Lenny White, Dave Stryker and Rob Paparozzi to play on it.  Still organ-based Jazz, but much more eclectic than usual  Many terrific guest musicians.
In the next few weeks, I'll be recording with French Hornist John Clark's group, "The Odd Couple Quintet."  John and I were band mates for years in the Gil Evans Orchestra; he's an amazing player!  Also amazing in this band is Michael Rabinowitz, who plays Jazz Bassoon like you've never heard.  This is gonna be fun!

Meanwhile, I'm working on a Jazz album with my brother Tony, who's getting into playing Jazz cello.  The project is inspired by bassist Oscar Pettiford, who we've both admired since the 50's.  (If you don't know ... Google him!)  Many guest musicians lined up.  We'll be recording in January and February.

12/29/13 Jazz Brunch @ The Falcon in Marlboro, NY with the Erik Lawrence Quartet - Rob Reich on guitar and Lee Falco on drums.  This has become my favorite venue in the Hudson Valley.  Great vibe.  And ... there's a nice Hammond B-3 waiting for me there.  No shlepping!

12/28/13  Played a fun local gig with guitarist Ted Orr's band, Blue Food @ Harmony Cafe.  Horn section and slammin' rhythm section that grooves hard.   And it's almost in my backyard, so I'm home in 10 minutes.  Love that!

12/8/13 A Jazz brunch with bassist Charlie Kniceley in High Falls, NY turned into an event.  We backed a wonderful Jazz vocalist, Jay Clayton, and legendary tap dancer Brenda Bufalino.  Standing-room-only crowd, peppered with local celebrities and performers, and 3 or 4 Grammy-winners.  Jay charmed the folks.  Brenda knocked 'em dead.  Fun gig!

11/24/13  Another Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY with the Rob Paparozzi Quartet; Rob on harp & vocals, Rob Reich on guitar, Lee Falco on drums, and me at the Hammond.  Clear, crisp winter day - no snow yet - good crowd, including some friends I hadn't seen in a long time.  Nice day!.   

11/8/13  Nice, laid-back trio gig with vocalist Ria Curley in the lounge at the Inn At Saratoga - actually in Saratoga Springs, NY - along with Albany bassist Bob Kendall.  We're doing it again on Friday the 15th - 7pm-10pm.  Good food - kitchen's open 'til 9.  No cover charge.

10/31/13  Groovilatin' and silly getups for Halloween.  It's getting to be the National Holiday around here!  I dug out a blonde wig I wore in a movie shoot back in 2000.  Amazing it survived this long.  I look kind of interesting with hair.  Haven't had any since June 1979!  Kingston, NY @ Keegan Ales with Joe Beesmer & Uncle Funk.

Joe Beesmer, T Xiques, Paul Casciaro, Ross Rice, Pete

10/11/13  Back at the Falcon in Marlboro with the Hugh Brodie Quartet.  Hugh is a legend in the Hudson Valley, both as a sax player and for his spiritual compositions and approach to music.  Usually my gigs at the Falcon are on their Hammond B3, but this time I just used their fine 7-foot grand piano.  Nice change for me.  Also in the band - Harvey Sorgen on drums and the iconic Malcolm Cecil on bass.  Even though we're practically neighbors, this is the first time I've gotten to play with Malcolm.  He's pretty amazing.  We'll be doing some hanging soon.

9/29/13  Played the Jazz Brunch at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY today with Erik Lawrence, John Cariddi and Lee Falco.  Then Jerry Marotta and I took a run up to Albany to catch Steve Hackett and the Genesis Revisited Band, then hung out with Steve and the band afterwards. Nice group of guys ... and a great band!  Turns out Steve's house sound mixer is an engineer I worked with at Konk Studio in London back in the 80's.  Damned small world!


Jerry Marotta, Steve Hackett, Pete

9/28/13  Played with the Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band at Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock.  Great night of amazing music.

9/23/13  Spent a wonderful day at Dave Cook's Area 52 Studios recording with a Mamadou Kelly and a group of musicians from Mali.  Some really different stuff for me.  I had a great time, and I learned a lot.  Never too late to learn!


Hama Sankare, Leila Walet Gobi, Mamadou Kelly, Pete, Baba Traore


Leila Gobi band

9/15/13  Uncle Funk did a set at Keegan Ales as part of a fundraiser for the Healthcare Is A Human Right organization in Kingston.  Live music went from 1-11pm, with over a dozen great bands.  Mini-reunion for Uncle Funk, what with Jesse Gress home after a long Todd Rundgren tour.  We got there at 6:30, played at 7:00, home by 8:30. Sometimes short gigs are good!


L to R: Jesse Gress, Joe Beesmer, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Pete

8/31/13  Scott Petito put together an all-star band for a one-nighter at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock.  We did all covers associated with Woodstock artists, past and present, and gave them our own twist.  As a gag, Scott had named the band "How the Hippies Saved Physics" for this one gig.  But to our surprise, M.I.T. professor David Kaiser - author of the book by that same title - came to the gig and gave a nice talk to the audience between our sets, explaining where the title comes from.  Very cool guy.  Like I've been saying for years; "No two gigs are alike!"


How the Hippies Saved Physics.  LtoR: Lindsey Webster, Eugene Ruffolo, Joe Bonadio, David Kaiser (author of the book of the same name), Marc Shulman, Scott Petito, Don Byron, Pete

8/26/13 Full day recording at Will Schillinger's Pilot Studio for Chrissy Gardner's new album - working with producer Jerome Fox, guitarist Benny Landa, bassists Tony Levin and drummer Joe Vitale.  I recorded at Will's NYC studio many times over the years.  Last year he designed and opened a world-class studio in the Berkshires in Central Massachusetts.  Fantastic!


L to R: Joe Vitale, Benny Landa, Abigail Zsiga, Tony Levin, Chrissy Gardner, Pete, Will Schillinger, Jerome Fox, Brett Long   Photo: Lisa Daly

 


CLEANHEAD PHOTO-OP
Tony Levin, Will Schillinger, Pete

8/17/13  The Gabriel Butterfield Band at the Philly Folk Festival.  The Philly Fest is a wonderful 3-day festival that's been running for over 50 years.


L to R: Jimmy Eppard, Jimmy Vivino, Gabe Butterfield, Steve Guyger, Jim Curtin, Pete

8/16/13  Standing room only for the Gabriel Butterfield Band in Marlboro, NY at The Falcon - a show that featured Jimmy Vivino on guitar and vocals, and 2 of the best Blues Harpists in the biz - Rob Paparozzi and Steve Guyger.


Jimmy Vivino, Jim Curtin, Jimmy Eppard, Gabe Butterfield, Rob Paparozzi, Pete, Steve Guyger

Lots going on this month.  The Butterfield experience has a couple of big hits: Friday, August 16, we're at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY.  Jimmy Vivino is fronting the band, which this time out includes both of our harp/vocalists, Rob Paparozzi & Steve Guyger.  There's no cover charge at The Falcon, but this show will almost certainly be packed.  Reservations strongly recommended.  Then, the next day, the band is heading for Pennsylvania to play the Philadelphia Folk Festival.  We'll be recording live at both shows.  Meanwhile, the core band will be at B.B.King's in New York for the annual NY Blues Hall of Fame bash, where we're all being inducted.  How 'bout that!  Other gigs this month with Nikki Armstrong, Rob Paparozzi, Uncle Funk, Scott Petito and Lindsay Wagner.
Meanwhile, I'm starting work on another solo album project.  I'm going to involve lots of my favorite players this time out.  Sessions starting next week.  More on this as it develops.
Lots going on this month!
7/21/13  Double header today.  (I usually avoid those these days, but had to go for it this time.)  Playing a Jazz brunch from 12-3 at The Brasserie in Poughkeepsie, NY - piano trio with bassist Jim Curtin - my bandmate from the Butterfield band - and drummer Joe Carozza.  Then it's hustle back to Woodstock for a soundcheck with Joe Beesmer & Uncle Funk, for an 8pm hit at the Bearsville Theater.  Definitely will be two extremes!

Uncle Funk @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock 7/21/13


Joe Beesmer, Tom Nicholson, Ann Rain, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Pete


7/5/13  Trekked up to Greenfield in North Central Massachusetts to The Arts Block, a wonderful arts complex.  The concert in their big venue was with French Hornist John Clark and his "Odd Couple Quintet." a straight ahead jazz group that features French Horn and Bassoon as the front line instruments.  Pretty unusual! Bassoonist Michael Rabinozitz has completely broken the mold on what you'd expect a bassoon to be capable of doing in a Jazz group.  He's amazing!  Also copped a Cleanhead photo-op with our drummer Abe Fogel (photo in the right hand columna) and enjoyed working with a terrific young bass player Marty Jaffee.  Great gig.

6/27/13 Full house at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock for the Gabriel Butterfield Band with special guests Kal David and Lauri Bono.  A former Woodstock resident, Kal was the frontman for The Fabulous Rhinestones. He hadn't performed in Woodstock in almost 10 years.  Many of his fans came out to hear a mixture of Butterfield and Rhinestones hits.  Photos below.
6/1/13  Just back from Wyomissing, PA (yeah, I had to look it up too) and a nice gig with the Gabriel Butterfield Band.  Building 24 is a newly renovated restaurant and club in this suburb of Reading.  Great gig.  A couple of photos below.
5/18/13 Rob Paparozzi and an all-star quartet (Dave Stryker - guitar & Lee Finkelstein - drums) in Marlboro, NY @ The Falcon.  It was a killin' night!  Photos below ...


5/17/13  Ali Ryerson and I have just reissued a CD we did 10 years ago - basically music to relax by.  A departure from the Jazz genre that Ali and I are known for, this is actually one of my favorite albums, Ali playing beautiful Alto Flute lines over my bed of electronic textures.  New cover art - actually an idyllic country pasture that is my back yard. If you look carefully, you'll see my dog Cocoa relaxing in the sun.  Available on CDBaby.

 

5/13/13  Three decades of Gil Evans Orchestra alumni gathered for a concert to celebrate Gil's birthday.  Great music.  Great reunion for us. Photos below
4/16/13  The Gabriel Butterfield band hauled down from Woodstock to Long Island to do a video shoot for Blues Warehouse.  This band rocks!  Click on the Youtube video just below.  Turn your volume up!!


 

4/16/13  Tony found a lot of photos from the Paul Simon tour we did in 1979.  Sent me this one, backstage with Richard Tee.  Wow!  Memories!  No idea what we were talking about, or what that bottle is.


4/16/13   Video shoot today with the Gabriel Butterfield Band at EKO Studios on Long Island.  Gabe, Jimmy Eppard, Rob Paparozzi, Jim Curtin and me.  For those of you non-New Yorkers who don't know the area - Woodstock to Long Island means braving the dreaded Long Island Expressway at rush hour to do this.  That's called, artists suffering for their music!  More on this once we know we've survived.  Video coming!!
I'll be in Boston all this weekend for a big family gathering - a celebration of Belle Levin's life.  We have cousins coming in from all over the country; some relatives I haven't seen for years, spouses, kids, partners I've never met, ladies from Mom's quilting group coming in from Cape Cod.  It's gonna be great!  We'll be doing what the Levin family has traditionally done for years ... eat!  {URP}
3/31/13  Back at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY for Easter Sunday Jazz brunch with the Erik Lawrence Quartet - with guitarist Rob Reich and drummer Lee Falco.  Mala Waldron and Jeremy Baum sat in with us, which was a real treat.  Photos below by photographer Sylvain Durand.

2/27/13 at Iridium, NYC.  Pete Levin Septet celebrating Gil Evans.  Lots of photos below.

2/1/13  Recorded in April 2012 at The Iridium in NYC, my organ trio was joined by 3 great horn players, with all of us alumni of the legendary Gil Evans Orchestra.  I dropped most of our planned setlist and we jammed on pieces remembered from our time with Gil - especially significant since 2012 saw many events celebrating Gil's centennial.  It was a fun, spontaneous evening in the freewheeling spirit of Gil's bands, with dynamic performances from everybody on stage - Lew Soloff, Alex Foster, John Clark, Dave Stryker, Adam Nussbaum, and me.  The Iridium recorded it, I remixed it, and .... here it is!!   Physical CD @ CDBaby, digital download @ iTunes. Click on the image.

 

2/1/13 Standing-room-only crowd at Shanghai Jazz for harmonica master Rob Paparozzi in a Jazz quartet setting.  A couple of photos below.

 
 

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6/27/13 Full house at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock for the Gabriel Butterfield Band with special guests Kal David and Lauri Bono.  We rocked the joint.  A former Woodstock resident, Kal was the frontman for The Fabulous Rhinestones. A California resident for decades, he hadn't performed in Woodstock in almost 10 years.  Many of his fans came out to hear a mixture of Butterfield and Rhinestones hits.  Lauri joined us on stage for a couple of tunes and tore the place up.  We love Lauri!


Jimmy Eppard, Rob Paparozzi, Gabe Butterfield, Kal David, Jim Curtin, Pete

6/1/13  Gabriel Butterfield Band in a beautiful, new venue outside of Reading, PA.  Building 24 is a former industrial space that's been converted into a restaurant and nightclub, with amazing decor, state of the art sound and lights, good food and a great crew.


Pete, Steve Guyger, Gabe Butterfield, Jimmy Eppard, Jim Cutrin

5/18/13  Rob Paparozzi Quartet in Marlboro, NY @ The Falcon, my favorite Hudson Valley music venue.  In addition to his singing chops (he's currently front man for the Blues Brothers Band) Rob is one of the world's top harmonica players.  When he does his own small groups, it's billed as the "Hudson River Rats" - and it grooves like crazy!  Last night, I was one of the Rats, along with Dave Stryker on Guitar and Lee Finkelstein on drums.

5/13/13  Three decades of Gil Evans Orchestra alumni gathered for a concert to celebrate Gil's birthday.  Great music.  Great reunion for us.  Chris Hunter, David Binney, Tim Heggarty, Dave Mann, Alex Foster, John Clark, Bob Stewart, Lew Soloff, Shunzo Ohno, Miles Evans, Noah Evans, Tom Malone, Dave Bargeron, Earl McIntyre, Mark Egan, Delmar Brown, Kenwood Dennard, Mino Cinelu, Paul Metzke, Oz Noy, Matt Garrison, Don Pate .... whew!  Photos by John Ward

4/25/13  The Ali Ryerson quintet in Marlbory, NY at the Falcon.  We had a double problem come up: Drummer Karl Latham had hand surgery and couldn't play, and bassist Mark Egan had a last minute emergency.  No rhythm section ... yikes!  Luckily Thierry Arpino and Tony Levin were available and jumped in.  A short rehearsal, soundcheck and we killed it.

3/13/31  Back at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY for Easter Sunday Jazz brunch with the Erik Lawrence Quartet.  We're doing this once a month now; it's one of the easiest and pleasurable gigs I do.  (Except for getting up early in the morning.  That's rough!)  Along with guitarist Rob Reich and drummer Lee Falco, we had two people join us on stage, keyboard player Jeremy Baum and the wonderful Mala Waldron on piano and vocals.  Jeremy and I swapped off between piano and organ.  Lots of fun.  (Unfortunately, no photo of Jeremy.) Next one on Sunday, April 28th.

These photos were taken by Sylvain Durand

3/29/13  Bassist Peter Mack organized a concert in the Auburn (NY) Public Theater with a quintet built around Omar Tamez, an amazing Mexican avant-garde jazz guitarist.  Nice hang - and we did take it out!


Omar, Tamez, Harvey Sorgen, Peter Mack, David CasT, Pete

3/22/13  Gabe Butterfield Band in Woodstock, NY at The Colony.  Smokin' 5-piece band led by Rob Paparozzi & Jimmy Eppard, doin' the Butterfield song book.

Pete, Gabe Butterfield, Jimmy Eppard, Rob Paparozzi, Jim Curtin
3/10/13  Ali Ryerson quintet in Montclair, NJ at Trumpets.  Photos: John Meixner


Ali Ryerson


Pete


Mike DeMicco


Mark Egan


Karl Latham

February 27 - New York, NY at The Iridium. CD release party with an all-star septet - Lenny White, Dave Stryker, Lew Soloff, Alex Foster, Tom Malone and John Clark.  This is a reunion of Gil Evans Orchestra alumni, celebrating Gil and the live recording we did here last April. We did a pretty well reviving the spirit of the dynamic, controlled chaos of the Gil Evans Orchestra of the late 70's and early 80's.  Photos by Samantha Levin


L to R: Tom Malone, John Clark, Dave Stryker, Alex Foster, Lew Soloff, Pete, Lenny White


Flutist Ali Ryerson sat in to play "Where Flamingos Fly"


Tom Malone, Dave Stryker, Pete, Lew Soloff, Lenny White, John Clark, Alex Foster

February 19.  Did avideo shoot for the Long Island Blues Warehouse TV show with Nikki Armstrong and her band, "Whole Lotta Blues."  It was down and dirty real time live, no fixes, no 2nd takes - with almost no soundcheck! The video and audio are excellent.


Pete, Rob Chaseman, Jason Green, Nikki, Jim Toscano, Lee Marvin

February 14th at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY.  The Erik Lawrence Quartet.  I do love a club with a Yamaha grand and a good Hammond on stage.  All I have to do is walk in and play; no shlepping!!  It was Valentine's day, by the way.  I wore the only red shirt I own, a hockey uniform shirt from The Skating Elvises.  I guess the other guys forgot - although Erik did wear a tie.


Erik Lawrence, Rich Syracuse, Pete, Jeff "Seige" Siegel.  Photo: Gary McKeever

February 1st at Shanghai Jazz in Madison, NJ.  A standing-room-only crowd came out in the snow to catch harmonica master Rob Paparozzi doing a mix of jazz and blues with a great rhythm section - Sue Williams on bass, and Lee Finklestein on drums - (and me, getting to just walk in and play a nice Yamaha baby grand.)  Really nice night.  I'll be playing with Rob again soon in Woodstock; we'll be puttin' on our blues shoes with the Gabe Butterfield band


With the mirrors - hard to figure out what's what.

December 31 at New World Home Cooking, Saugerties, NY.  Uncle Funk rings in the New Year again at Ric Orlando's flagship Woodstock restaurant.  Jesse Gress, Jerry Marotta, Joe Beesmer, Tony Levin, Pete.  Sitting in later, Marc Black & Ric Orlando

December 15 at Brian's Backyard BBQ in Middletown, NY.  Doin' the Paul Butterfield songbook with The Gabe Butterfield Blues Band.  Jimmy Eppard, Jim Curtin, Gabe and Pete, with special guest Rob Papparozzi.


L to R: Rob Papparozzi, Jimmy Eppard, Gabe Butterfield, Jim Curtin, Pete
November 29th & 30th.  Recording Nick Holmes new CD at Avatar Studio in NYC - great band doing it the old way, direct to 2-track.


Jay Messina, Pete, Steve Gadd, Michael Bacon, Sid McGinnis,
Nick Holmes, Mike Mainieri, Dave Mann, Tony Levin


Pete & Lew Soloff


Our home away from home for over 3 weeks.
"Pimp my ride" somehow doesn't work.

6/15/11  Finishing up the tour in New York City at The Iridium Jazz Club.  Lew Soloff sat in with us for the last set.  Photo: Paul Levin

Below, photos by Nelson Onofre

6/6/11  Back in the U.S. - the trio's only New Jersey gig this year at Trumpets, in Montclair.   Photos by Christopher Drukker

4/15/11  Fribourg, Switzerland at Cintra Cafe  Photos: Jean-Marc Guélat


They had a real-time clock projected onto the wall behind me.  Pretty cool!

L to R: Photographer Jean-Marc's son, Dave Stryker, Pete,
Roger Salem (agent), Francis Tanguely (Cintra owner), Lenny White

4/22/11  Montpellier, France at JAM - a beautiful performance venue.  In addition to our concert, Lenny did a master class in the afternoon.  I learned a few things too!

4/20/11  Lyon, France at Hot Jazz Club.  Again, Letizia Gambi joined us for a couple of songs from her upcoming album.

4/18/11  Paris, France at Sunset-Sunside

4/15/11  Brescia, Italy at JazzOnLive.  This is a terrific venue with nice decor, great sound and excellent food.  We had a ball playing there. During this set, we were joined by our friend, vocalist Letizia Gambi, who lives near Milano.  Lenny produced her upcoming CD release.  I've heard some of this beautiful CD, a melding of Neapolitan songs and Jazz.  It's really good.  I was honored to be a part of the project. 
Photos: Laura Passera.  Grazie Laura

4/14/11  Salumeria della Musica - Milano, Italy.  We were joined once again for a couple of tunes by vocalist Letizia Gambi.

Photos: Alberto Borgonovo.  Thank you Alberto

 

 

 

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All-star alumni of the
Gil Evans Orchestra, reunite to celebrate the band's "Monday Night At Sweet Basil" era.

 


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Rob Paparozzi All-Stars
The Green Parrot
Key West, FL
10/31/14 - 11/2/14

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Rob Paparozzi All-Star Jazz 'N Blues Brunch
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
10/26/14

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Syracuse/Siegel Duo
Catskill Mountain Pizza
Woodstock, NY
10/15/14

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Sari Schorr Band
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
9/29/14

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The Gil Evans Tribute
The Cutting Room
New York, NY
9/6/14

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Native Vibe
New York & Conn.
8-30&31-14

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Ali Ryerson Quintet
Summer Concert Series
Warwick, NY
8/23/14

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Peter Mack Quartet
Public Theater Jazz Auburn, NY
8/22/14

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Jeff Ciampa Quartet
Warwick Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
Warwick, NY
8/14/14

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Beki Brindle
Brian's Backyard BBQ
Middletown, NY
8/10/14

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Erik Lawrence Quartet
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
7/27/14

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Sari Schorr Bad
Stanhope House
Stanhope, NJ
7/24/14

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Rob Paparozzi
Romolo Chocolates
Music Festival
Erie, PA
7/12/14

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Beki Brindle
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
6/6/14

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Marc Black Band
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
6/13/14

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Alexis Cole
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
5/25/14

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Rob Paparozzi
12 Grapes
Peekskill, NY
5/17/14

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Peter Mack Trio
Theater Mack
Auburn, NY
5/9/14

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Rob Paparozzi
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
5/4/14

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Ali Ryerson Quintet
Tri-State Con Brio Tour
April 2014

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Rob Paparozzi Quartet
Shanghai Jazz
Madison, NJ
3-28-14


Bernard Purdie & Rob


Bassist Jeff Ganz grab a Cleanhead photo-op

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Alexis Cole Quartet
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
3-16-14

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Uncle Funk
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
3-14-14


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Gabe Butterfield Band
Brian's Backyard BBQ
Middletown, NY
3-8-14

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All You Need Is Love
A Beatles celebration with a 13-piece all-star band.
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
2-21-14

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Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium at the
Baha'i Center
New York, NY
John Clark &
The Odd Couple Quintet
2-11-14

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NRS Studio
Catskill, NY
Recording with the
Levin Bros. Band
2-4-14

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High Falls Cafe
High Falls, NY
Kitt Potter Quartet
2-2-14

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Dave's Coffee House
Saugerties, NY
Levin Brothers Band
1-31-14

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Erik Lawrence Quartet
12-29-13


Pete & Erik

Falcon owner Tony Falco introduces the band

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Harmony
Woodstock, NY
Ted Orr & Blue Food
12-28-13


Pete, Ted Orr, T. Xiques

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With Letizia Gambi
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
12-20-13

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Pete, singer Paul D'Adamo
& Tony Levin @
Dreamland Studio
Woodstock, NY
12-11-13

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High Falls Cafe
High Falls, NY
Brenda Bufalino
& Jay Clayton
12/8/13

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Rob Paparozzi Quartet
11/24/13

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Inn At Saratoga
Saratoga Springs, NY
Ria Curley Trio
11/8/13

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Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY
Halloween bash w.
Joe Beesmer's Uncle Funk
10/31/13

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Erik Lawrence Quartet
Pete, Lee Falco, Erik Lawrence, Rob Reich
10/27/13

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The Wine Hutch

Kingston, NY
Charlie Kniceley Trio
Pete, Charlie Kniceley, Erik Lawrence
10/27/13

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The Egg

Albany, NY
Steve Hackett
9/29/13

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Levon Helm Studio

Woodstock, NY
Midnight Ramble
9/28/13

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Area 52 Studios

Saugerties, NY
Mamadou Kelly
9/23/13

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Keegan Ales

Kingston, NY
Uncle Funk
9/15/13

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Pilot Studio

Great Barrington, MA
Chrissy Gardner
recording session
8/26/13

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Gabe Butterfield Band
w. Jimmy Vivino
8/16/13

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Cleanhead Photo Op
Pete & Abe Fogel
John Clark & The
Odd Couple Quintet
Arts Block
Greenfield, MA
7/5/13

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Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
Gabriel Butterfield Band w. Kal David & Rob Paparozzi
6/27/13

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Building 24
Wyomissing, PA
Gabriel Butterfield Band
6/1/13

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Rob Paparozzi Quartet
5/18/13


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Highline Ballroom
New York, NY
Gil Evans Birthday Celebration
5/13/13

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Ali Ryerson Quintet
4/25/13

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Erik Lawrence Quartet
3/31/13

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Pete & Pete Simpson
of Blue Man
New York, NY

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Auburn Public Theater
Auburn, NY
Omar Tamez Quintet
3/29/13

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The Colony
Woodstock, NY
Gabe Butterfield Band
3/22/13

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Trumpets
Montclair, NJ
Ali Ryerson Quintet
3/10/13

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Iridium, NYC
Pete Levin Septet
celebrates Gil Evans
2/27/13


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Blues Warehouse
Nikki Armstrong
2/19/13

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Club Helsinki
Erik Lawrence Quartet
2/14/13

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Shanghai Jazz
Rob Paparozzi Quartet
2/1/13

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New Year's Eve
@ New World
Saugerties, NY
Uncle Funk
12/13/12

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Brian's Backyard BBQ
Middletown, NY
Gabe Butterfield Band
12/15/12

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Avatar Studio
New York, NY
Nick Holmes recording sessions
11/30/12

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Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
Butterfield Revisited
11/16/12

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Danny Louis & Pete
Bearsville Theater,
Woodstock, NY
11/11/12

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Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
The Woodstock Allstars
Hurricane Sandy
Relief Concert
11/11/12

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Pete, David Rhodes & Tony Levin
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, CT
10/13/12

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Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
Simon Phillips &
Python Soup
10/8/12

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
Pete Levin Group
9/22/12

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Cove Haven
Lakeview, PA

Nikki Armstrong
9/1/12

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Warmdaddy's
Philadelphia, PA
Joe Louis Walker
8/18/12

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Vergilio's
Key West, FL

Larry Baeder Band
featuring Nikki Armstrong
8/7/12

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Marc Black
The Colony
Woodstock, NY
7/21/12
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Woodstock All-Stars
Athens, NY
7/20/12

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Paul Butterfield Blues
Band revisited
Black Potatoe Festival
Clinton, NJ
7/14/12
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
7/13/12
Briggs Farm Blues Fest
Nescopeck, PA
7/7/12
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Simon Phillips
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
7/2/12
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Gabe Butterfield band
Harmony
Woodstock, NY
6/22/12

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Ladies Sing The Blues
Mark Sganga band
Mexicali Blues
Hackensack, NJ
6/20/12
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Pat Bianco Band
Valley Stables
Oakland, NJ
5/31/12
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Jazz Brunch
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
5/27/12
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GI Blythe Band on tour
NYC, Washington, Albany & Woodstock
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Connolly's - NYC
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Uncle Funk
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
5/5/12

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Ali Ryerson Quintet
Birdland
New York, NY
5/3/12
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Pete Levin Trio
Rosendale Cafe
Rosendale, NY
4/28/12
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Pete Levin Quartet +
The Iridium
New York, NY
4/18/12
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Ali Ryerson Quartet
Jack & Luna's
Stone Ridge, NY
4/7/12
 
Pete, John Menegon, Harvey Sorgen
Old Dutch Church
Kingston, NY
3/24/12
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Jerry Marotta's
3rd Annual
54th Birthday Bash
Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY
2/10/12

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 Pete & guitarist
Dario Caraceno
Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY
2/10/12
 Pete & trumpet player
Chris Pasin
after a gig at 76 House
Tappan, NY
2/8/12
 
Pat Bianco Band
Endless Vine
Franklin Lakes, NJ
1-18-12
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New Year's Eve with
Uncle Funk
New World Home Cooking
Saugerties, NY
12-31-11
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Charlie Kniceley Quartet
Rosendale Cafe
Rosendale, CT
12-17-11
and ... a Cleanhead
photo-op

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Ali Ryerson Quintet
Mattatuck Museum
Waterbury, CT
12-1-11
Ed Xiques Quartet
Jack & Luna's
11-12-11
House Concert for the
Don Gardner Memorial
Scholarship Fund
10-02-11

Genya Ravan
Rockin' a private party
Kingston, NY
9-24-11

Hart Attack Band
Drum Boogie Festival
Kingston, NY
9-17-11

Hart Attack Band
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
9-10-11

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Pete Levin Trio
w. Dave Stryker &
Adam Nussbaum
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
9-8-11

Pete Levin Trio
Romolo Music Festival
Erie, PA
8-27-11

Ali Ryerson Quintet
Brookfield, CT
CD Release Concert
8-21-11

Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY

Andi Turco-Levin
for Mayor fundraiser
Tony Levin & Friends
7-31-11

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Riverfront Park
Athens, NY
Woodstock All-Stars
07-29-11

Rosendale Street Festival
The Hart Attack Band
07-23-11

Stella May Gallery
Kingston, NY
Mike DeMicco Trio
07-09-11

Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY
Nicole Hart &
The Hart Attack Band
06-25-11

Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY
The Woodstock All-Stars
with Genya Ravan
06-26-11

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Iridium Jazz Club
New York, NY
06-15-11
Trumpets
Montclair, NJ
06-04-11
Cintra Cafe
Fribourg, Switzerland
04-24-11
JAM
Montpellier, France
04-22-11
Hot Jazz
Lyon, France
04-20-11
Sunset-Sunside
Paris, France
04-18-11
Salumeria della Musica
Milano, Italy
04-14-11
JazzOnLive
Brescia, Italy
04-15-11

and a
Cleanhead Photo-op!

Pete & JazzOnLive owner
Guido Pelli

Jazz Club Ferrara
Ferrara, Italy
04-09-11
Jazz Club Rorschach
Rorschach, Switzerland
04/08/11
Grand Casino
Basel, Switzerland
04/07/11
Rosendale Cafe
Rosendale, NY
03/26/11

Mark Morgenstern & Pete

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The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
03/24/11
Endless Vine
Franklin Lakes, NJ
03/16/11
 
Marc Sganga Quartet
76 House
Tappan, NY
03/04/11
 
Jerry Marotta's 2nd Annual 54th Birthday Extravaganza
Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY
02/05/11
Nicole Hart &

High Falls Cafe
High Falls, NY
01/22/11
New Year's Eve
w. Uncle Funk
New World Home Cooking
12/31/10
Nicole Hart &

Pete's Saloon
Elmsford, NY
12/11/10

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Lou Marini
Jack & Luna's
Stone Ridge, NY
11/27/10
 
Hyde Park Brewery
Hyde Park, NY
11/26/10

Scott Petito, Pete
 
Mark Sganga
Ramsey, NJ
11/12/10
Endless Vine
Franklin Lakes, NJ
10/27/10
Pat Bianco Band
w. special guest
Nicole Hart
Long Beach Jazz Festival
Long Beach, NY
09/25/10

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Steve Adelson, Pete
& Omar Hakim


Pete Levin Trio
w. Nicole Hart
Endless Vine
Franklin Lakes, NJ
9/15/10


Ali Ryerson Quartet
Jack & Luna's
Stone Ridge, NY
9/11/10

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Woodstock All-Stars
Athens Park
Athens, NY
8/27/10

Uncle Funk
Colony Cafe
Woodstock, NY
8/21/10

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Retro Rockets &

Penemach
SONO Arts Festival
Norwalk, C
T
8/7/10


Remembering
Don Gardner
Mark Sganga & The New Year's Eve Band
Ringwood, NJ

8/5/10

Pete, drummer Ruperto Ifil & bassist Bruce Wolfeil

Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY  July 2010

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Pete & composer
Michael Levine

Remote Control Productions

Santa Monica, CA

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Hoosier Mamas
Harmony @ Wok & Roll
Woodstock, NY
7/9/10
Uncle Funk
July 4th Music & Fireworks
Kingston, NY
06/27/10


Pete & vocalist
Curtis Winchester

Paulie's Bar & Grill
Pleasantville, NY  6/26/10

(Clicking on this doesn't do anything)


Mike DeMicco Trio
Pete, Jeff Siegel, Mike
Justin's - Albany, NY
06/19/10


Nicole Hart
Croton-On-Hudson, NY
06/06/10

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Betty MacDonald
CD release concert
Kleinert-James Gallery
Woodstock, NY  05/01/10

Rebecca Coupe Franks
Jack & Luna's
Stone Ridge, NY 04/17/10

The Retro Rockets
Pre-Daytona Motorcycle Expo
Ice Box Sports Complex
Newburg, NY  04/11/10

Pete, promoter/club owner Tony G & Pat Bianco
Hackensack, NJ 4/10


How cool is it ... when you go to play a gig and the club owner and the band leader look like your twin brothers!

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The Retro Rockets
Jerry Marotta's 1st Annual 54th Birthday Bash

Keegan Ales
Kingston, NY  02-06-10

We've got some video on Youtube from the gig.  (click a pic)
Jimmy & John Sebastian
Jimmy & Fuzzbee Morse
The band & Fuzzbee.  Long night!

 

The Retro Rockets
Ice Box Arena
Scranton, PA  02-21-10
 

Uncle Funk
Rosendale Rec. Center
Rosendale, NY  02-13-10

Woodstock All-Stars
Palace Theater
Albany, NY  02-11-10

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The Woodstock All-Stars
Iridium
New York, NY  01-27-10
The Woodstock All-Stars
WAMC Theater
Albany, NY  01-22-10

Mark Sganga Band
The Rack
Sugarloaf, Maine  12/31/09

WhiteFlag Project
Kleinert/James Gallery
Woodstock, NY  12/13/09

Zaher Abdelgawad & Pete
Pete & Ray Spiegel
NuBlu
NYC  12/12/09

Zaher Abdelgawad, Aaron Shneyer, Pete

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Jimmie Young
birthday bash

Clifton, NJ  11/01/09


Uncle Funk gets hitched!

Woodstock, NY  10/17/09


 

Pete Levin Trio in Europe

The Blue Note

Milano, Italy 10/13/09

Le Moulin de la Butte

Santeny, France 10/8/09

The Bird's Eye

Basel, Switzerland 10/10/09


Marc Black Band

Alechemy
Woodstock, NY  09/26/09

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Marc, Joe Bones,
Mike Esposito, Pete

Tony Levin Band
Drum Boogie Festival
Kingston, NY  09/19/09

Big finale!

TLB plus Nexus and everybody!

 
Ali Ryerson Quartet
Jack & Luna's
Stone Ridge, NY  9/09


Pete, John Esposito
Stone Ridge, NY  9/09

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Woodstock All-Stars
Athens, NY  08-21-09

Brian Patneaude Quartet
Albany, NY 08-16-09

Photo: Rudy Lu


Pete, Adam Nussbaum,
Jay Anderson
New Paltz, NY  8/09

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Joe Louis Walker

Maximum Blues Festival
Carleton Sur Mer, QC  8/8

Towne Crier
Pawling, NY  7/25

Rockland, Maine 7/12

New Brunswick, Canada 7/9


Marc Black Band
Woodstock, NY 6/27

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Pat Bianco Band
Endless Vine
Franklin Lakes, NJ  6/17
3 Cleanheads in the band!!
Pat Bianco, Pete, Peter O'Brien

Rondi Charleston
Dizzy's CocaCola
New York, NY  06/01
Rondi Charleston
Dizzy's
San Diego, CA  05/22
 

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Michael Veitch
Tinker Street Theater
Woodstock, NY  4/09

Endless Vine
Franklin Lakes, NJ  3/09
Don Gardner, Pat Bianco, Pete
photo: Pahaka September

Rennie Canine project
Nevessa Studio
Woodstock, NY  3/08/09

Pete, Chris Anderson, Flash Johnson, Harvey Sorgen, Rennie Cantine

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STRADELLA  12/5

Photo: Laura Passera

Photo: Laura Passera
Pete & Laura Passera

FOGGIA  12/8
Moody Jazz Cafe
 

 

Pete & Moody Jazz Cafe owner
Nino Antonacci

GIOLA DEL COLLE  12/7
Ueffilo Cantina a Sud
 


BOLOGNA  12/6

LECCO  12/3
Ristorante Perla Nera - John, Harvey & Pete with owners Carmine and Emmanuel.  Great! We ate there 4 times in 3 days!

COSIO/VALTELLINA  11/29
A beautiful theater in this ski resort town in northern Italy
 


Photo: Roger Salem

 


KAL DAVID & THE REAL DEAL, FEATURING LAURI BONO
Dekalb Blues Festival
Atlanta, GA  July 20 '08
 

Black Eyed Sally's
Hartford, CT  July 11 '08
 

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