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Jon Anderson


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4 stars Here is Jon's 20 minute creation from 2011 that was released as a download only. It really shows his strength with long-form pieces, and definitely succeeds in capturing his musical vision. He does re-use some of the vocal melodies and structures he's visited before, but for the most part it's an all-new musical experience. Jon teamed up with his friend Stefan Podell to create a heavily symphonic piece with minimal rock instrumentation. It plays out in my mind as something of a Yes/Jon&Vangelis/Jon Solo hybrid, and I think it would be very suitable as accompaniment to choreographed dance. I don't know if it's ever been performed live, but it could certainly be something he might take to Yes/ARW and have them build it into a progressive rock "epic" similar to "The Gates Of Delirium" . Maybe Jon, Rick and Trevor could poach Billy Sherwood from Yes for the bass guitar parts and coax Bill Bruford out of retirement for the drums ? ;) If only....
Progfan1958 | 4/5 |


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