07 June 2016: California Guitar Trio w/ Tony Levin and Brand X

In celebration of Tony Levin's 70th birthday, tonight we begin our show with this live recording of his collaboration with the California Guitar Trio from the year 2000. 
California Guitar Trio (CGT) is a band of three guitar players founded in 1991. The three—Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo, Japan—met at a 1987 Guitar Craft course, in which Robert Fripp instructed them in the New Standard Tuning (NST). After completing several of Fripp's Guitar Craft courses, the three toured as part of Robert Fripp and The League of Crafty Guitarists.[1]
Continuing their collaboration then in Los Angeles, they founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991. They continue to play in the New Standard Tuning.[1] Their performances and recordings include original compositions, surf covers, and classical re-workings of classical music. Their influences include European classical music, rock, blues, jazz, world music, and surf music.
Anthony Frederick "Tony" Levin, (born June 6, 1946), is an American musician and composer, specializing in electric bass, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer.
Levin is best known[1] for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. He was also a member of instrumental-prog rock/jazz fusion group Liquid Tension Experiment; the King Crimson-related bands Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, ProjeKct One and ProjeKct Four; and currently leads his own band, Stick Men.


1 Scramble
2 Pathways
3 Discipline
4 Waters Of Eden
5 Dance Of Maya
6 Improvisation
7 Belle
8 Venezualean Waltz No.4
9 Caravan
10 Symphony No 9 (Beethoven)
11 Rukodan
12 Bohemian Rhapsody
13 Elephant Talk
14 Eve
15 Unplugged Scramble (Unscrambled)

Brand X was a jazz fusion band active between 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included John Goodsall (guitar),[1] Percy Jones (bass), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Kenwood Dennard (drums) and Phil Collins (drums). Goodsall and Jones were the sole constant members throughout the band's existence.