The Best in Straight Ahead Jazz Music and American Jewish Fiction
We are proud to present two outstanding artists: one a teen jazz vibraphone phenom, Amy Levin and the other an extraordinarily gifted writer of American Jewish fiction, Robert M. Levin.
And if you're wondering, yes, they are related.
Buy it on Amazon A Brief History of Howard by Robert M. Levin
If you’ve spent any time going to acupuncture, studying Asian Philosophy, Tai Chi, or Chinese Herbal Remedies, you’ve no doubt come across the stories of ancient masters who have managed to live 200+ years through a superior understanding of the inner workings of Ch'i, or life force.
Some have used this knowledge to better humankind, while some have placed more emphasis on “superior” instead of “understanding,” and have become like a deadly virus, like an impending nuclear explosion threatening to cover the planet. This is the villain of this novel, Dr. Wang—one such master who is a half step from assembling the final pieces to this horribly destructive puzzle. Read more...
What I Did Over My Summer Vacation - Amy Levin Quartet
This recording, made when the jazz vibraphone phenom was only 15 years-old, demonstrates virtuosity, passion and a super sense of rhythm.
Listen to a clip of her rendition of Charlie Parker's "Confirmation."
Available at Amazon.com.
H Johnson, host of Jazz Classics on WABE:"Amy is a very special young talent."
Masani, host of The Jazz Spot on Georgia Public Broadcasting:
"Amy's talent sparkles! I'm thrilled to be a part of spreading the word about
Lew Prince, Vintage Vinyl, St. Louis:
"This is absolutely f****** amazing!"
Nicole Sweeney, host of Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK: "It's hard to believe she's only 15 on these tunes!"
“A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOWARD presents an opportunity to discover a classic: gifted writing, intellectual stimulation, and just enough 'Hollywood' suspense to prevent you from guessing what happens next. Pay attention; you can’t imagine where you’re going to end up on this journey!”
Jennifer Elin Cole, Cookie Bear Press
“A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOWARD is brilliant, astonishing, soulful—it reads like a jazz improvisation would play: surprising, moving, virtuosic and ultimately satisfying.
“It's the classic story of the grand fight between good and evil, with a solution provided by Stephen Hawking via Fritjof Capra and Isaac Singer. (Now, how is that for a hybrid?)
“It is an astonishing work of innovative fiction”
Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, NYC
"Whether you see it 'your way' or the author's, A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOWARD is more than an entertaining, thought-provoking, and engrossing tale (much more...as a sequel is underway). Levin truly captures the 'Spirit of St. Louis' in place and time. As I was carried along by the story, reading ceased and listening took over, leaving me with the impression I had just participated in a very satisfying conversation."
Vikary E. Fins, Ph.D. English Literature, Educator