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
Music Legend Eddie Jobson's "The Green Album/Theme of Secrets" Remastered 3-Disc CD & Blu-ray Audio - Now Available!
ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Green Album/Theme of Secrets is a double release of two solo albums from keyboard/violin master, electronic music pioneer and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Roxy Music) Eddie Jobson. The critically acclaimed Green Album, with studio band Zinc, was originally released in 1983 on Capitol Records along with the first CGI MTV video “Turn it Over.”
Theme of Secrets is a groundbreaking electronic music album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. The 1985 release was featured in TIME magazine.
All tracks have been remastered for this special 3-disc CD and high-fidelity Blu-ray Audio re-release.
Available June 14th in the U.S. (June 21st as an import on Burning Shed and elsewhere in Europe/Japan)
Classical prodigy and teen star — Award-winning film composer — “A musical genius” (Editor-in-chief of Emmy magazine) — Inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — World music and jazz record producer — Lecturer on The Art & Science of Music — Electronic music innovator — Electric-violin virtuoso — Award-winning pianist
With an international reputation as the definitive musicians' musician, British musician Eddie Jobson has been recognized as a musical genius since childhood. As a piano and violin prodigy, he was awarded a Diploma of Distinction by London's Royal Academy of Music at the age of 8, performing with his first professional orchestra at age 10. In 1971, at age 16, he was appointed as the Young Persons' Representative to the British Government's Arts Council and, the same year, performed his debut concert at the University of Newcastle—one of the first live concerts to feature the electronic music synthesizer. By age 17 he had acquired a worldwide record deal with Warner Bros. to record his first full album, playing violin, synthesizer and piano.
Transitioning away from classical music and still only 17, he became orchestrator for British singer Bryan Ferry, leading to Jobson becoming a full member of the influential art-rock group Roxy Music, contributing to their first number-one album as synthesist and groundbreaking electric-violinist. Eddie's proficiency in re-sculpting and professionalizing the Roxy sound played a major role in the band's success and their considerable influence on the likes of U2, The Talking Heads and many of the '80s new wave rock/pop groups. Jobson's early pioneering work as a teen, along with the other Roxy members, has resulted in his 2019 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Jobson the first rock violinist to be so honored.
Remaining in the rock and jazz world after Roxy, Eddie—still only 21—was “discovered” by American music icon Frank Zappa and flown to Los Angeles to replace both jazz greats George Duke on keyboards and Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, in Zappa's only four-piece lineup. Returning to England in 1978 after several albums and world concert tours with Zappa, Jobson then formed the internationally acclaimed progressive-fusion band UK with jazz-guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, King Crimson vocalist John Wetton, and original Yes drummer Bill Bruford. The UK albums, along with his other work with King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull and with members of Deep Purple and The Who, established Jobson not only as, arguably, the top rock violinist in the world, but also as one of the top keyboardists.
In the 1980s, Eddie put rock music and concert touring aside and focused on electronic music and the innovative world of computer music. He created the first music video to feature CGI, as well as the world's first album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. Featured in TIME magazine, this critically acclaimed album was one of the very first all-digital CD releases. The 1990s saw Jobson move into the world of television and film scoring—an award-winning side career that culminated in him becoming choral director for Disney on two major movies and the soundtrack composer on numerous films, TV shows and 3D theme-park experiences. Fascinated with all musical forms, he left the world of Hollywood in 2000 and formed a musicians' label called Globe Music as a vehicle for producing a diverse array of jazz and world-music artists. This period also saw Eddie working with the Tuvan throat singers, and composing for and conducting both the City of Prague Philharmonic and The Bulgarian Women's Choir, while also functioning as the choir's spokesperson at Harvard University and on multiple classical radio broadcasts.
An unexpected return to the concert stage in 2008, saw Jobson perform to a festival audience of more than 150,000 people in Kazan, Russia, leading to ten more years of world tours until his permanent retirement from live concerts in 2018. In 2017, Jobson received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
Five new double-CD releases are being planned to commemorate Jobson's almost fifty years as one of the world's most respected musicians. Eddie is also currently producing six video lectures on The Art and Science of Music.
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Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
piscesguy: It looks like someone else has taken my moniker piscesguy and added the name jack prentiss to it. That's okay but I cannot locate an earlier post I had left now. Does anyone know how to resolve this? thank you
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Jul 10, 2020 6:41:59 GMT
steelmonkey: I prefer Scorpios, Leos, Taurases( Tauri?), Cancers and Capricorns but Pisces on the bubble of all right.
Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
maddogfagin: So what's wrong with us Aquarians then. I'm gonna write to your President and complain
Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I go on binges of long forgotten ( Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Humble Pie), Overlooked releases ( Zappa, Prince, PIL) and just plain musical vitamins ( Traveling Wilburys, Pink Floyd) and then remember life is short and I should revert to all Tull all day.
Jul 19, 2020 22:29:08 GMT