Favorited 10 Questions With Tony Levin by Jon D'AuriaJon D'Auria (Bass Magazine)
The innovative icon reveals which band he'd love to fill in for, his first bass, and what he'd be doing if he wasn't a musician

Tony Levin is far and away my favorite musi­cian. Even before I picked up the bass gui­tar, I kept find­ing his name in the lin­er notes of my most-​liked albums. I’ve seen him play with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Stick Men, and with his broth­er Pete play­ing in their Levin Brothers jazz combo.

And of course, once I did start study­ing his bass (and Chapman Stick) lines, they were a rev­e­la­tion. Endlessly cre­ative, both dri­ving and being dri­ven by the song, only showy when the moment called for it, flu­id, some­times fierce, always the per­fect mix­ture of tech­nique and emotion.

I’m due to see Stick Men when they swing down to Houston in . Until then, here’s their lat­est EP: