Keystone Korner presents:


“Iridium Live CD Release”

Gil Evans Orchestra alumni
celebrating Gil Evans.



Pete Levin – organ

Lew Soloff – trumpet

Alex Foster – sax

Howard Johnson – baritone sax

John Clark – french horn

Dave Stryker – guitar

Lenny White – drums


Wednesday, February 27th

Sets 8pm, 10pm

 $30 music charge

The Iridium

1650 Broadway /51st

212 582 2121


In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists, receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre.  Says Levin,

“What I got from Gil was the unshakable notion that playing music was to create from a place where there are no boundaries. If it can be imagined then it can be done.”

In April 2012 – Gil’s centennial year – a night at The Iridium became a spontaneous celebration as 3 horn players sat in with Pete’s organ trio. With a stage-full of Gil Evans alumni, the set list was discarded in favor of pieces remembered from Gil’s book, played in the dynamic, freewheeling spirit of the Gil Evans Orchestra of the 80’s.  The just-released recording from that night is being reprised on February 27th.