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Pete Levin: Certified Organic

Read "Certified Organic" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Trio music generally combines bass and drums with a piano, guitar or saxophone. Organist Pete Levin deviates from this formula on Certified Organic. The only constants are himself and drummer Harvey Sorgen. Apart from that, he employs one of four guitarists on each of the 10 tracks, one of two percussionists on several, and a saxophone on two. So, in essence, it's an organ-led trio plus one or two on all but three songs. The organ also plays the bass ...

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Pete Levin: Certified Organic

Read "Certified Organic" reviewed by John Kelman

Pete Levin is sometimes overshadowed by his brother Tony, an in-demand player in the art-rock world (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), who also built serious jazz cred in his youth with vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Warren Bernhardt. But keyboardist Pete Levin has built a fine discography of his own more closely linked to the jazz world. A lengthy stint with composer/arranger Gil Evans, and session work with guitarist John Scofield and trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard helped spread his name, but it's ...


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