Tag: Yes

Just Say YESTIVAL to Another Excess.

A Rousing Yes to Yestival with Yes, Renaissance, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Volto! and The Musical Box In 1971 I went to the Orpheum Theater in Boston for a double bill of Yes and King Crimson.  Being too hip for the room, I was there to see the Islands edition of Crimson. Yes of course,…

Why Do People Hate Prog Rock? Yes Is the Answer, Maybe.

Hear the Podcast of Echoes with Yes Is The Answer Editors Marc Weingarten & Tyson Cornell. Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell are Progressive Rock fans and they’ve edited a collection of personal essays about the genre called Yes is the Answer and Other Prog Rock Tales. Contributors such as novelist Rick Moody and music critic…

Progressive Rock Awards.

I didn’t even know they had these and it seems a little late in the game, but Prog Magazine, a journal in the UK with a reported readership of about 25,000, sponsored their first Progressive Music Awards show.  As the first, they understandably acknowledged a lot of the pioneers in the field, granting awards to…

Echo Location: Bill Bruford Redux

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090325.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSBill Bruford brings Plays Taps to Progressive Rock. ((((( You can hear an audio version of this blog, with music ))))) No one gives the rock drummer much attention, unless he happens to be the signature progressive rock drummer of the last 4 decades. That’s the…

Drummer Bill Bruford Retires

Bill Bruford is an icon of Progressive Rock drumming. He came to renown as an original member of Yes, recording several albums with them before moving on to King Crimson. Over the years he’s spent more and more time with his cerebral jazz band Earthworks. But now he says he’s packing in live performances, concentrating…