Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain – 215

Saxlife Plays Yes!
CD donated by John Doyle 2016

John Doyle very kindly sent me his copy of Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain which is the brainchild of saxophonist, Jamison Smeltz. So this week I got to listen carefully to Yes classics arranged for saxophone quartet.

There is also a review from Mark Anthony K of Heaven and Earth.

  • How does Yes music sound when arranged for saxophone quartet?
  • How were the tracks put together?
  • Is this a good ‘tribute’ album?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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Mark’s interview with Phil Naro from Yessongs – 214

Yessongs live!
Yessongs live!

It’s half term in the UK so I was planning on having a very short episode. Fortunately, Mark Anthony K came to the rescue with a review and a great interview with Phil Naro from Yes tribute band, Yessongs. Thanks Mark!

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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An interview with Steve Howe on Yes in 2016 and beyond! – 213

Steve Howe
Steve Howe, legendary guitarist of Yes.

It was very exciting to speak to Steve Howe this week and ask him about the forthcoming UK and European tour as well as Yes’ plans for the future.

  • How has Billy Sherwood settled in?
  • Does Steve prefer playing whole albums?
  • Are there plans to tackle┬ámore whole albums?
  • Are Yes going back into the studio?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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Magnification 15th Anniversary – 212

Magnification
A collection of Magnification items purchased in the 2000s

I finally manage to speak to Mark Anthony K about Magnification 15 years after its release.

  • Is this a Yes album?
  • Is it progressive rock?
  • What is the production like?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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