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A Reason for Being Alone

Label: Apology records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Blues on Thursday; A Reason for Being Alone; Emma's Ennui; For Pete's Sake; Her Solitary Wish; Your Call; New Schooled; Polar Bear Waltz; Blues Through Stained Glass.

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Alex Levin: A Reason for Being Alone

Read "A Reason for Being Alone" reviewed by Donald Elfman


Pianist/composer Alex Levin has penned a fine set of tunes for his sterling players--bassist Diallo House and drummer Taylor Davis; and the complementary playing (on selected tunes) of guests Max Hacker and Stacy Dillard on tenor saxophones, Chad Coe on guitar and William Martina on cello--to bring to fruition. This music is very much in the ...

Album

A Reason For Being Alone

Label: Apology records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Blues on Thursday; A Reason for Being Alone; Emma's Ennui; For Pete's Sake; Her Solitary Wish; Your Call; New Schooled; Polar Bear Waltz; Blues through Stained Glass.

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The Alex Levin Trio: A Reason for Being Alone

Read "A Reason for Being Alone" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The title of this disc might suggest an inward-looking or melancholic listening experience; but the Alex Levin Trio, plus a couple of tenor saxophonists sitting in--Max Hacker and Stacy Dillard--blows the roof off on the opener, “Blues on Thursday." It's a bright, gregarious, Art Blakey-esque sound, the horns sparring like a couple of free-swinging welterweights, snapping ...

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The Alex Levin Trio: A Reason For Being Alone

Read "A Reason For Being Alone" reviewed by Victor Verney


Pianist Alex Levin, a Philadelphia native, has demonstrated a two-track mindset scholastically, geographically, professionally and artistically. After moving to New York City to study piano at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Levin transferred to Brown University, where he earned a degree in English literature. He then moved to Berlin, where his quartet The ...


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