Joel Levine - The Whistleblower (2017)
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:49 | 132 MB
Composer Joel Levine speaks a unique voice with the recorder with his debut release The Whistleblower on the Iyouwe label. The 13 song disc, Levine's first as a solo artist, finds the Toronto based recordist joined by singers and instrumentalists including legendary drummer and multi-Grammy award winner Lenny White. Levine says, “I grew up in Philly where I began to play the recorder in the early '60s but when the time came to move on to another instrument, as most students do, I stayed with the recorder. Everything changed when I heard Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, especially Coltrane. I wanted to play that music on the recorder which, as far as I could tell, nobody ever had. I wanted to speak using the voice of the recorder."