Scottsdale Arts and Danny Zelisko Presents
Soft Machine and the Levin Brothers
Soft Machine, the progressive jazz-rock band from London, teams with the storied Levin Brothers, Pete and Tony, in the group’s first North American Tour since 1975. Created in 1966, Soft Machine pioneered psychedelic and progressive rock and led the so-called “Canterbury” trend, which emphasized using wind instruments, complex chord changes and long improvisations. The band’s new studio album, Hidden Details, is scheduled for release in July.
Pete and Tony Levin are graduates of the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, respectively. Pete Levin, an early synthesizer specialist, has worked with hundreds of jazz and pop artists such as Miles Davis, Annie Lennox and Dave Brubeck, while Tony Levin, a bassist and Chapman Stick expert, has played on numerous notable recordings with artists Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Buddy Rich and many more. They formed Levin Brothers in 2015 and have toured along the East Coast and in Latin America and Japan. This will be their first tour in the Southwest.