Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray | First Takes

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First Takes

by Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray

Recorded in a four-hour studio session in 2012, the first time these three musicians played together as a group. Daring and coherent free improvisations on diatonic harmonica, piano, bass and drums.
Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop
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1. The First Nine Minutes
Howard Levy, Larry Gray & Miles Levy
9:09 $0.99
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2. Octave Melody
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
5:08 $0.99
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3. Empathy
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
4:37 $0.99
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4. Solos, Duets & a Trio
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
5:30 $0.99
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5. Groovin' With Miles
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
6:43 $0.99
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6. Urban Hoedown
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
5:03 $0.99
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7. Room Without Windows
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
6:46 $0.99
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8. Speculation
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
7:49 $0.99
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9. Funktion
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
3:33 $0.99
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10. Drone / Arco
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
4:35 $0.99
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11. Blues for Von
Howard Levy, Miles Levy & Larry Gray
7:08 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This CD was recorded in a four-hour session on the afternoon of June 25th, 2012 at Transient Sound in Chicago. Larry and I had played together many times, Miles and I had played together many times, but this was the first time the three of us played together. The music was totally improvised. The only things we discussed were time, meter and tempo. There are no “fixes” or overdubs, although there is some editing on several tracks.
– Howard Levy

Engineering and Editing by Vijay Tellis-Nayak
Assisted by Patrick Mcanulty, TransientSound.com
Mix Engineers: Joel Fox, FoxMusicRecording.com
Mastered by: Brian Schwab, Schwab Music
Produced by Howard Levy
Special thanks: David Graham for tuning the piano
“Blues for Von” is dedicated to Von Freeman (1923-2012)
“Speculation” is dedicated to Andrew Hill (1931-2007)
Photography & Graphic Design: Bob Kessler

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