Daniel Levin’s Recent Listening

Source: Dusted Magazine.

Cellist Daniel Levin has been based in New York City for most of his professional life. But he was born in Vermont and educated at the New England Conservatory of Music, and he is close musical kin to certain other Northeastern improvisers. Like Mat Maneri, with whom he has played, and Mat’s father Joe, Levin is tuned in to the possibilities that exist between the notes, and he understands how improvisation and composition work in consort to express musical imagination. And like Joe Morris, he’s a monster on his instrument who is loath to sound just one way or do just one thing.