Eddie Jobsons new band UKZ make their live debut on Jan. 24th 2009 at the Town Hall, New York. The new Radiation ep will be available on Jan 9th from globemusic.goestores.com/ and will be in stores in march. Sounds good to me! Very modern punchy sound. They could be well worth keeping an eye on.
The video for the title track Radiation.....more info and audio clips at www.ukzband.com/
Luckless UK issued the wildly underrated Danger Money just as prog fell apart MARCH 29, 2015 BY S. VICTOR AARON
Plenty of rock bands went through rapid lineup changes, ultimately breaking apart over “artistic differences.” That’s essentially the narrative of the short-lived prog supergroup UK, which existed from 1977-80. Plenty of uber-talented musicians with big egos managed to make one or two stand-out albums before splintering under the weight of expectations. That, too, happened with UK.
What didn’t happen for UK is a journey toward the mythical status typically accorded to such groups, that moment where people realize lightning was caught in a bottle — but only after it was released again never to return. Somehow, UK’s standout sophomore effort Danger Money, released this month in 1979, remains largely unheralded — even though it stands now as a classic of the progressive rock genre.
UK originally coalesced when ex-Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford and ex-King Crimson bassist/lead singer John Wetton invited guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist/electric violinist Eddie Jobson to join them in a supergroup of sorts. They made a self-titled debut as UK in 1978, toured as Jethro Tull’s opening act but then Holdsworth and Bruford left to form a separate group led by Bruford. Allan Holdsworth wasn’t replaced, but Eddie Jobson brought in fellow Frank Zappa alumnus Terry Bozzio on the drums, and UK was re-christened as a power trio.
hi - eddie jobson has produced a limited live tour with marc bonilla called the fallen angels tour dedicated to the memory of keith emerson & john wetton - 2 uk dates including at trading boundaries in sussex (an amazing venue) - went to the sussex gig - eddie played a selection of emerson/wetton material including king crimson, elp & uk (sadly no tull material) - the uk numbers had a very similar keyboard sound to that used on the "a" album - between numbers they shared memories including eddie's schoolboy favourite bands being elp & curved air, learning dave swarbrick's fiddle pieces from "full house" & playing live with fairport in russia 2008 on a few numbers - he made himself avaiable to the audience both during the interval & after the gig & i managed to get some tull items including th a album sleeve & tour programme autographed - eddie is now permanently resident in the usa with his wife & son, he is still a fab keyboard player & seems a truly genuine individual - i missed him on the a tour - he rarely plays live these days so if you get the opportunity to see him live don't miss out ! - also the trading boundaries venue is fab & has lots of prog rock type bands (caravan, focus, martin barre, steve howe & lots of others) plus the bonus of a permanent roger dean exhibition, roger was at eddie's gig & is often at the venue, there is a month long exhibition of his works in october which sounds amazing !
Eddie Jobson retires from touring News / 2 hours ago [11/10/17] / by Hannah May Kilroy
Eddie Jobson has announced via his website that he will be retiring from touring.
The multi-musician began his career as a teenager in the 70s and has played with a number of bands including Curved Air, Roxy Music, UK, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa and Yes, and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards.
Jobson announced his retirement from touring via his website. A section of the statement is below, and you can read it in full here.
Firstly, sincere thanks to the Progressive Music Awards and Prog magazine for recently honoring me with their Lifetime Achievement Award, and to Sonja Kristina for graciously presenting it to me. After almost 40 years of sustaining a music career almost exclusively in the U.S., I am always wonderfully surprised to receive any level of recognition in my home country. Nice, thank you.
Secondly, I would like to thank all of the Z-Funders for your extraordinary patience in waiting for me to fulfill all of my obligations, especially as regards delivery of the piano improvisations, the music book and the Japanese studio visit.
As you may have observed, I have been seriously "off the grid" for the last six months; you may have also noticed that the Fallen Angels tour never did extend to the U.S. West Coast or Japan. The reasons for this are too copious to enumerate here, but they do include being injured in a fall; then being involved in a high-speed car crash on a Los Angeles freeway (I have been in therapy for my back for the past four months); and, in the past year alone, dealing with the deaths of nine (yes, nine) close friends, colleagues and family members. Frankly, it has been a rough year.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
futureshock: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Marnie Kringles, Reindeer Kibble, peace of heart and generosity of hand, in this season.
Dec 26, 2018 0:15:15 GMT
steelmonkey: Hey, Senator, pass us that walker, hearing aid, senior bus pass etc. Lost my shopping cart at the grocery store yesterday...walked down an aisle to add a thing or two...never found it, had to start over...I only hope some older guy grabbed it by mistake.
Dec 26, 2018 3:51:04 GMT
steelmonkey: I swear I looked everywhere.
Dec 26, 2018 3:51:27 GMT
nonrabbit: cue me and you having a domestic on aisle 4 "Ya stupid auld bugger ya - you were only pushing it a minute ago!" xxxxx
Dec 26, 2018 21:57:48 GMT
maddogfagin: It was by the entrance, next to the atms
Dec 27, 2018 7:29:23 GMT
steelmonkey: My lone wolf policies might need re-examination for old age. Self reliance might be too dangerous.
Dec 27, 2018 17:42:52 GMT
maddogfagin: And a Happy New Year to the JT Forum membership, guest readers, former members who left for one reason or another and IA and his cohorts for the music. May 2019 be a great year for you all
Dec 31, 2018 7:51:34 GMT
maddogfagin: Just about "had it up to here" with Xmas/New Year food. Had haggis last night and we're celebrating Grandaughter #1's birthday with kebabs all round tonight.😊👍
Jan 2, 2019 14:40:10 GMT
jackinthegreen: We have haggis on Burns Night and St Andrews Day.. Hard to catch the buggers at this time of year though MD..
Jan 4, 2019 0:26:21 GMT
maddogfagin: Sure are - the Cornish sub species (originally shipwrecked off Land's End whilst on transit to Aberdeen and escaped to shore) are devilish little blighters at the best of times.
Jan 4, 2019 7:52:37 GMT
jackinthegreen: Yes MD, well worth catching, just as good as our Scottish ones I believe
Jan 7, 2019 23:01:00 GMT
geostrehl: Oh god - Secret Language of Birds is almost 19 years old!!!!
Jan 11, 2019 0:52:40 GMT
maddogfagin: Now where have they gone ?
Jan 11, 2019 16:55:39 GMT
futureshock: The secret language of birds: millions of yrs old. Just 18+ yrs ago, someone tackled that idea and radiated music back on the topic. That's why it's one of the best reviewed solo albums out there! Chirp that in your blender and take it to the riverside.
Jan 12, 2019 17:23:27 GMT
maddogfagin: And don't forget the owls
Jan 13, 2019 8:25:08 GMT
futureshock: "The Secret Silence Of Owls"...... second best album by Hoo-Hooo-HooooDat
Jan 13, 2019 20:21:05 GMT