Recorded November 17, 2002.
This is the debut recording for cellist Daniel Levin and it will earn him a place as a leading young artist who can improvise and compose. On this album he is supported by Matt Moran on vibraphone, Dave Ballou on cornet and Joe Morris on bass. The music is rich, resonant, deep, melodic, and it grooves. This music might remind you of the cool of Miles and the daring of Dolphy but Don’t Go It Alone is totally new, honest and original.
Levin started playing at age 6 and studied orchestral, solo and especially chamber music. He continued his studies with the great cellist and thinker Paul Tobias at Mannes College of Music and with various improvisers and composers including Hankus Netsky, Joe Maneri, John McNeil and Joe Morris at New England Conservatory. He has performed with Rob Brown, Matana Roberts, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jim Hobbs, Steve Lantner, Mat Maneri and many others.