Farewell Tony Levin

February 2011 - Tony Levin, British jazz drummer who moved convincincly between mainstream jazz and free improvisation in a career that included work with Tubby Hayes, Humphrey Lyttelton, Keith Tippett and Paul Dunmall, died 3 February. Simon Spillett, in his recent JJ series on British rhythm sections (August-November 2010), referred to Levin's "breathtaking intensity" with Alan Skidmore and others. A tribute by Mark Gardner will appear in the April issue of Jazz Journal.

Tony Levin

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