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?

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Episode 143 – Heaven and Earth release

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and forty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some thoughts about the release of Heaven and Earth and the reaction to it. Also, a great review of Yes live by Kevin Brodie.

  • How did all the negative reactions to the new album make you feel?
  • What does Fragile sound like live?
  • Does the current Yes gig concept work?

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Episode 142 – Heaven and Earth review

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and forty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring my initial review of the new studio album, Heaven and Earth.

  • Did the extracts of tracks tell us all there is to know about the new material?
  • Can we hear what Geoff Downes mentioned last week?
  • What do Jon Davison and Roy Thomas Baker bring?

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Episode 137 – Believe Again

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and thirty seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a sneak peek at the first track on teh new studio album, Heaven and Earth.

  • How did this track leak out?
  • What is it like?
  • Does it bode well for the rest of the album?

SPOILER ALERT!

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Episode 118 – Yes concert intro music

Photo by Bob Mantin
How to hype up the crowd…

The one hundred and eighteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the music the band have used over the years to introduce their concerts.

  • How many different pieces have been used?
  • Are they all classical?
  • Which is the most effective?

Listen and see if you agree, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Please get involved with the YMP e-book – for a copy of the guidelines, please see the full blog post on the front page of the website.

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