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Tony Levin...the rare BruLev Duett

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by JohnnyRook, Mar 2, 2006.


  1. JohnnyRook

    JohnnyRook

    Jul 1, 2005
    Hello gentle people!

    Our bass-community is currently very intensively discussing the so called 'rare BruLev Duet' of Tony Levin and Bill Bruford. You will find it on Tony's homepage under www.tonylevin.com/stuff.html the third link under 'Media'.

    Despite we have a set of very seasoned professional bass players in our European community we were up to date unable to determine how Tony played this jam.
    The discussion started in our 'Slap'-forum but since no one has ever seen him slapping (let alone double thumping) we guessed that this might have been his famous 'funk fingers'. But where did the fast pops come from?

    Does anybody know more about this duet?

    thanks for you input

    -JR

    P.S: I've already mailed Tony twice about this but he's a very busy man...
     
  2. He definitely uses "Funk Fingers" on this. I saw him do this live during the "Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe" tour in Toronto in 1989. Amazing musician. Saw him live in 2003 with his solo band and got to meet him afterwards. Very cool guy.
     
  3. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Yep, he's using the Funk Fingers.
    [​IMG]

    I've got a pair. Those things are the Fonk! :)
     
  4. JohnnyRook

    JohnnyRook

    Jul 1, 2005
    Many Thanks!
    Some of us have guessed that this were the Funk Fingers!

    Does anyone know if Tony will ever produce them again for the public?

    cheers

    -JR
     
  5. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Funk Fingers FAQ says: