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
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT