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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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Episode 93 – Jon Davison and the new Yes album

Jon Davison
Jon Davison – photo by Bob Mantin

The ninety-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an examination of what Jon Davison might bring to the writing and performing of the next Yes album, based on what he added to the Glass Hammer album, ‘If’.

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Does Jon Davison has a recognisable writing style?
  • What was his contribution to ‘If’ by Glass Hammer?
  • Do Glass Hammer and Jon Davison simply copy old-style progressive rock from the masters?

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