Howard Levy

Howard Levy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Howard Levy (born July 31, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York City) is a Grammy award winning, American harmonicist, pianist, composer, and producer. He is probably best known as a founding member of B la Fleck and the Flecktones, with whom he won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for their live recording of their 1991 song "The Sinister Minister." He was the first to use the overblow and overdraw techniques for chromatic playing on the diatonic harmonica in the 1970s. These allow a harmonica player to obtain all the missing chromatic notes in the Richter-tuned diatonic harmonica. In 1988, Levy co-founded the Flecktones, leaving the group in 1993. He has appeared on over 150 albums and has played on several movie soundtracks. In 2001, he composed the second concerto written for the diatonic harmonica (the first being William Russo's Concerto for Blues Band and Orchestra). He has performed it many times with orchestras in the United States and Europe. As of 2009 Levy has rejoined the Flecktones as a touring member of the band, as well as for the band's 2011 album, Rocket Science.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136612917
  • 9786136612911