Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
I'm just coming off of a tour with ARW, which was like being in the true YES band with Rick and Trevor. We played a lot of the wonderful music of YES and had the best time ever, reminding me of what really matters. That musical friendship and a sense of Harmony makes the music shine, and that's what we did in the early seventies and eighties. And here I am again with Rick and Trevor, really having such fun. Being accepted into the Hall of Fame is like icing on the cake of life...
-- Jon Anderson
Olias of Sunhillow
40 Year Anniversary Edition Pendant
parts of the sacred geometry of the Olias symbol
The Square represents the FOUR TRIBES
The Triangle represents the THREE SPIRIT BEINGS
ARW Tour Dates Announced!
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Anderson / Stolt
Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt team up for 'The Invention Of Knowledge'
Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary Yes
vocalist & singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and
progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings,
Transatlantic), have announced the release of their
collaborative album ‘The Invention Of Knowledge’ for
24th June 2016 via InsideOut Music.
Jon Anderson had this to say: “Music is always the driving force in my life...working with such a wonderful musician as Roine Stolt made the creation of this album very unique,we are very excited with the release of 'Invention of Knowledge'.“
Roine Stolt adds: “It is not aiming at being new Yes music; just new music, modern and classical, rock and ethno, tribal and orchestrated, grooving and floating. Hopefully in the true spirit of “progressive” - leaning forward, surprising and also comforting with familiar run-arounds. We’ve been “inventing” as we go along - Jon is an endless source of new ideas. We’ve been bouncing ideas back and forth for months and as a result there are probably dozens of versions of these songs. It’s been a very interesting and rewarding time and the result is just insanely detailed.”
InsideOut label-head Thomas Waber comments: “I have been talking to Jon for ages about making an album of ‘Yes music’ – as Jon calls it - and Roine seemed like the perfect guy for him to work with. I am really happy that it has finally happened and I am also thrilled with the material they have come up with. I think it will please a lot of fans!”
The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine’s band Transatlantic, and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation At Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber. The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, ‘Awaken’ & ‘Olias Of Sunhillow’, but giving it a modern twist. Written & recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped & refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realise the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the Yes Symphonic tour) & Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold & Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlöw, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas who all provided backing vocals.
The full track-listing for the album is as follows:
Everybody Heals 13:20
Invention Of Knowledge 23:10
Keep an eye out for more news in the coming weeks!
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"Better Late than Never" Now Available
AndersonPonty Band Featuring Music Icons Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Release New CD/DVD “Better Late Than Never”
Los Angeles - One of the most eagerly awaited
releases of 2015 by the AndersonPonty Band, featuring
music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, is
scheduled to hit the streets early Fall 2015! “Better
Late Than Never” is the new album taken from a live
performance, and enhanced with innovative production.
The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding
performances by the band captured in September 2014 at
the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.
The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical compositions. “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”, as well as some of Jean Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean Luc's classic tune “Mirage”.
YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!
“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.” - Jon Anderson
“Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.” - Jean Luc Ponty
The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars - well known guitarist who has worked with Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.
Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the dream has finally come to fruition! In support of the new release, a world tour is currently in the works. Also, a videography documenting the making of the “Better Late Than Never” album will be released along with videos and performances.
AndersonPonty Band tour dates can be found on the
For more information and forthcoming tour dates visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: http://www.andersonpontyband1.com/
AndersonPonty Band Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andersonpontyband1
Jon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.com
Jean Luc Ponty official website: www.ponty.com
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Chris was a very special part of my life; we were
musical brothers. He was an amazingly unique bass
player - very poetic - and had a wonderful knowledge of
harmony. We met at a certain time when music was very
open, and I feel blessed to have created some
wonderful, adventurous, music with him. Chris had such
a great sense of humor... he always said he was Darth
Vader to my Obiwan. I always thought of him as
Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh.
We travelled a road less travelled and I'm so thankful that he climbed the musical mountains with me. Throughout everything, he was still my brother, and I'm so glad we were able to reconnect recently. I saw him in my meditation last night, and he was radiant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Love and light.....Jon
Awaken with Todmobile
This from Jon, regarding his performance of "Awaken" with Todmobile in Iceland back in November 2013:
Here is the video. Make sure to watch in HD!
Hear Jon's "Mysteries of Music" Special
Jon has provided audio for the "Mysteries of Music"
program he recorded a few years back, which was
originally broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
In this 40-minute special, Jon talks about his own musical development as well as his appreciation for World Music and the sounds of nature. The soundtrack includes many examples of these topics, as well as the YES masterpiece "Awaken".