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: