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We Are The Levitts

Artist: Levitts
Levitts - We Are The Levitts CD
Label: Venus
Regular Price: $12.95
On Sale For: $6.48 
Year: 2008
Format: CD


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13 year old guitarist Sean Levitt was improvising on a borrowed guitar at the Central Park fountain for a young attentive audience when he was spotted by ESP. While being auditioned, Sean mentioned his musical family, which included his father, drummer Al Levitt; his mother, vocalist Stella Levitt; his 15 year old drummer brother George; his singing sisters Michele (16), Minou (14) and Teresa (11); and his two younger brothers Billy (9) and Robin (6) who had not as yet chosen their instruments, although Billy was convinced that if he could get his hands on a flute, he could play it.

Levitts - We Are the Levitts Sean's great-great-grandfather on his mother's side was a young Lisbon architect who voyaged to Mexico to design the church of Santa Maria del Oro, and there married Mariana, a beautiful Mexican girl. His grandfather is a classical and flamenco guitarist who, as a youth, ran away with a band of gypsies, and learned to play the guitar. He settled in California where he performed on radio and motion picture sound tracks.

Sean's parents, Al and Stella, worked with Georgie Auld in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and toured with Lionel Hampton. Father Al played with Stan Getz, Paul Bley and Lee Konitz. Al lived in Paris during the 1950s and played there with Sidney Bechet, Bud Powell, Luckey Thompson, Martial Solal, Barney Wilen, Stephane Grappelly, Rene Urteger and Sacha Distel.

This CD features the Levitts, playing with close friends, Chick Corea and Bob Leeman (piano); Ted Kotick (bass); Pete Yellin (alto sax, flute); Eddie Shu (harmonica); Evaline Steinbrock (cello); Ronnie Cuber (baritone sax); Lou Orensteen (flute); Don Heller (vocal); Larry Provost (composer, guitar)
1. The Saints of My City Are Children
2. Notes So High
3. Fun City
4. Then Was Then
5. Springtime
6. Candy
7. Once I Had a Little Duck
8. Departed Hymn
9. O Amor Em Paz
10. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
11. We're All Through
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