Total Sax Retain Saxlife Plays Yes
Review by Gary Hill
Saxlife is Jamison Smeltz performing as a saxophone quartet of one. Here he has compiled a collection of his arrangements of Yes songs. The result is certainly intriguing, and works pretty darn well at times. There are other times where it falls just a little short, but really this one should be a sure winner for Yes fans. I would also wonder if it might allow some fans of jazz to have their first taste of Yes music. If this release gets around perhaps we'll find a lot of old school jazz aficionados buying up the Yes catalog. For more info or to order the CD contact Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org. I wonder if the members of Yes have heard this one, and if so, I wonder what they thought. Isn't creativity and new visions what the band is about? I bet they would really like this.
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