Levin, Alex

Apology Records, 2006CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 13.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Alex (p) leads a trio with Diallo House (b) and Taylor Davis (d) playing nine of his original compositions. William Martina adds romance on “Emma’s Ennui” using the bow when he takes the lead on cello. Guitarist Chad Coe makes a noteworthy guest appearance on the same tune. By the time they hit track 4, “For Pete’s Sake” they are fully warm and Alex turns it up a notch on piano doing a little call and response with Davis. Stacy Dillard and Max Hacker add sax on a couple of tracks giving yet another dimension to the pallet. Our favorite was the swinging “New Schooled” which showed the maturity of the band. Good listening!


Publicist: Kari-On Productions