i dont know much about this record at all, and cant find anything out, by checking the web.
L.d levy, who plays bass clarinet, flute and alto sax on this is a real mystery.
i suspect its either a pseudonym , or as glmlr has suggested to me ,that he was a student of richard davis.
richard davis is one of the great virtuosi bassists in the music, some one who has played with everyone from, kenny burrell , andrew hill, eric dolphy ,jaki byard, booker ervin, don freidman to stravinsky .
he also played with many in the post free continuum anthony braxton, steve lacy ,david murray , roscoe mitchell,and beyond, making many great albums of his own as a leader, for muse king records(japan) hep, and diw among them.
jd levy sounds very much like eric dolphy at times on this , and on the whole the project is somewhat reminicent of the alan douglas produced "conversations session" by dolphy in duet with richard davis.
richard davis here plays incredibly freely throughout, and he makes levy sound great, in fact rather than mere support or underpinning, davis provides most of the textural interest on this album.
levy's probably playing out of his skin as a result.
this is ripped from vinyl in good nick, i bought it new though slightly water damaged 23 years ago.
please come forward if you have any info whatsoever ,about either l.d. levy or the session as a whole.
this was released on a lable calling itself "corvo" operating out of milwakee, ive looked hard for info but could come up with only one thing, its listed in richard davis discog.
i think this may well be the only album ever released on corvo.
wonderful chamber "free -jazz" links in comments
AGAIN THANKS TO YANN FOR HIS HELP!
buy richard davis discs
and check out his homepage here.
heres his discog http://www.richarddavis.org/bio/disc.htm
postscript- having just gone through richard davis extensive discog, i see that there's another corvo release, by ld levy called" the eagle and the king"