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LEVIN, TORN, WHITE and Scott Schorr – the story of a remarkable album – 497

Produced by Wayne Hall, Jeffrey Crecelius and Preston Frazier

[Above] Photo of Scott by Jerry & Lois Photography

This week I was able to speak to Scott Schorr about how he created the LEVIN TORN WHITE album. You may not know Scott’s name but you’re bound to have heard some music he has been involved with.

Founder of record label and music publishing company, Lazy Bones Recordings, Scott describes himself as ‘a successful Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Beat Maker, Mixing Supervisor and Video Editor’.

He has produced recordings for some people you might have heard of such as Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann and Mike Keneally as well as numerous albums by Tony Levin. If you haven’t heard the LEVIN TORN WHITE album, then it’s time to remedy that situation.

  • How did this meeting of 3 iconic prog artists happen?
  • What do the track names mean?
  • What was it like working with these 3 characters?

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Scott’s Company – Lazy Bones Recordings:

Scott’s website:

https://www.scott-schorr.com/

Get yourself a digital download of the album:

https://levintornwhite.bandcamp.com/

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David Torn:
https://davidtornmusic.com/
Tony Levin:
https://tonylevin.com/
Alan White:
http://alanwhite.net/

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5 replies on “LEVIN, TORN, WHITE and Scott Schorr – the story of a remarkable album – 497”

Great idea for a show, as Scott IS a “successful” and wonderful music man. I’ve heard great things about him from my friends Jordan & Marco. And the bottom line is the album is FABULOUS. To me it features Alan’s best studio drumming in many years, and I highly recommend it to all fans of Alan’s, as well as of Tony’s and David’s. Attached is one of my signed cds, which I received from both Tony & Alan upon release in ’11. After 10 years now a sequel would be wonderful, and Tony & Alan have told me over the years they would love to do another, but I think the time has passed now. I also highly recommend the two Levin Rudess Minnemann albums!

Thanks so much for the kind words, Doug. It does my heart good to know that people like you respond positively to these types of albums. When you create something for hours in a vacuum, you never know how others will respond.

Hi there Kevin, One thing that would be interesting to ask Scott about is what the three musicians thought about the finished product ? Since they really did not have the opportunity to jam together, what was their take on the result ?

Another fine episode. Thank you! Huge props to Scott for getting the Levin-Torn-White project together. I really love this album, and I’m particularly glad that they got a solidly left-field guitarist in David Torn involved. His collaboration with Bill Bruford and Mark Isham on ‘Cloud About Mercury’ is also superb. Like Steve Perry, I’d be fascinated to hear how Scott negotiated with edits and composites with the three musicians, and how they feel about the end product. Content, I hope. It’s certainly an interesting way of putting music together! I got the CD as soon as it came out, and now rather regret not having grabbed a copy of the vinyl. I hope someone donates one to Scott at some point. I’d help with that if I was in a position to do so. I’ll also be covering this album in the new and significantly expanded edition of my book, ‘Solid Mental Grace: Listening to the Music of Yes, which should be out by November, incidentally…

This episode reminded me I have this CD. I’d forgotten about it. Took it out for a spin. Very industrial; I have to be in that mood. If you like this, check out Bruford Levin Upper Extremities. Also a great album.

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