Drummer Bob Levey, Son of Legendary Bebop Pioneer Stan Levey Returns to the Scene with “Homey” by his Group “The Intervention Band”

Drummer Bob Levey who left music to raise his family, and build a highly successful business, has returned to the scene with his group “The Intervention Band” on a refreshing new CD entitled “Homey.”

Colorado based drummer Bob Levey and his “Intervention Band” have released a refreshing new CD entitled “Homey.”

Levey is the son of Bop Drummer Stan Levey http://www.stanlevey.com, one of the premiere storytellers in Ken Burns’ “Jazz” documentary, who is considered one of the earliest bebop drummers, one of the very few white drummers involved in the formative years of bebop and accepted as one of bop’s most important drummers, along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach.

He played in Philadelphia with Dizzy Gillespie’s group in 1942, at the age of 16. Soon after he went to New York, where he and Dizzy worked on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, and every major star in the music business from that period.

Bob Levey is following in his father’s footsteps, with an excellent and swinging new release called “Homey” with his group “The Intervention Band.” The CD has been well received on jazz radio in the United States, and embraced by jazz fans around the globe.

Before giving up playing music professionally to raise his family, Bob Levey played in many clubs in the L.A. area, recorded for the dance show Boss City in the 60’s with Jeannie Brown, played with Charlie Albertine (American Bandstand Theme), Phenias Newborn Jr, Bobby Nutcoff, the violin player with Neil Young’s Band, and he also played with a young jazz group that included Ted Nash Jr., who went on to play in the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

Levey has even contributed to the world of Hip-Hop, most notably being sampled on the platinum sellling “When the Shit Goes Down” by Cypress Hill and De La Soul’s “Intro” on the hit CD “Buhloone Mind State.”

Homey is an album that is swingin’ creative, fresh, and as relaxing as the Mile High Colorado air. Assisting Levey on this recording are Justin Pfeifer on piano, Ashton Taufer, a 23 yar old Berklee graduate on bass, and virtuoso Tim Fox on trumpet and piano

Tracks

1. Autumn Leaves
2. Groovin’ High
3. Israel
4. I Thought About You
5. Peri’s Scope
6. Solar
7. Very Early
8. You Go To My Head
9. Beatrice
10. Lament

To purchase and hear samples, click this link http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/InterventionBand.

Also available on Amazon, iTunes and on The Intervention Band website at: http://www.theinterventionband.com/

To read Aspen Times article, click this link: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100228/ASPENWEEKLY/100229819/1083 … ofile=1078

For radio promo, interviews and more information contact:
Maxx Myrick of Myrick Media (http://www.myrickmedia.com): maxx@myrickmedia.com, or (212)283-1481

“Quotes”

“You have to play it with feelling Bob, well you know about that”
Louis Hayes

“The beauty is that I can see the importance of this music in your life, you are living it…”I can feel the depth of your love in your sound…it’s beautiful man, music respect my brother…”
Abraham Burton, sax player for Art Taylor and Louis Hayes

“I really enjoyed your playing as well. One of the things about your playing that I remember enjoying was the amount of space you used when comping (left hand) behind the soloist. You did what Airto Moreira said once in a clinic. He learned from Miles Davis: “you listen, and then play, and then you listen then play it”
Brazilian Drummer Henrique De Almedia

“I don’t know if you believe in this stuff, but…You have “that sound” when I first heard you in that Colorado Jazz Festival, I asked the guys “Who is this drummer?” because it sounded like an old soul…it sounded impregnated with tradition…maybe it is in your DNA?
Henrique

“Cool Stuff. Really cool old-school jazz, my friend. Play on brother.”
Paul Barrare – vocalist/guitarist Little Feat

“Just had a chance to listen to the tunes you sent me. All I can say is Wow! You know it will get air time up here!”
Scott Harper – KJAX and Jazz Aspen Board Member

“You’ve got that touch, which I didn’t doubt that you had at all. I knew you’d have it!!!
Chad Anderson – Cymbalholic owner

Myrick Media is a marketing and promotions consultancy with expertise in Music, Broadcast, Promotions, Events and New Media.

Our diverse client base includes national and international celebrities, recording artists, record labels, artist management firms, festival producers, cultural organizations, Internet video and music companies among others.

Please contact us at (212) 283-1481 or maxx@myrickmedia.com

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