Steve Howe belongs to a group of distinctive guitar virtuosos who have emerged from the field of rock music. While he dedicates himself, together with his colleagues from Yes, to the art of the wall-of-sound style, the British musician, rooted in the tradition of jazz, blues and country stars such as Les Paul, Wes Montgomery and Chet Atkins, normally chooses a more quieter sound on his solo efforts. After the acoustic song collection ‘Natural Timbre’ and the etheric album ‘Skyline’, there is much more variety on the new work ‘Elements’. And it’s a new event in the home of Howe because the master‘s two sons, Dylan and Virgil, belong to the latest band project called Remedy.
Stephen James "Steve" Howe is an English musician and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist in the progressive rock group Yes. He has also been a member of the Syndicats, Bodast, Tomorrow, Asia, and GTR, as well as having released 19 solo albums as of 2010. Paul Sutin had already begun work on his first album Seraphim when he was introduced to Steve Howe. That introduction came via Terry Yallop. Together they released Seraphim, and then another album, entitled Voyagers (Sutin pre-recorded much of the album before Howe joined him in Switzerland.) Paul Sutin has also worked on some of Steve Howe's solo albums, including Skyline.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A tribute to the great European guitarist Rene Thomas – and one that features Thomas himself fronting a sweet small combo with Fender Rhodes from Rob Franken – with a sound that's unlike any other album that Rene ever recorded! Thomas first rose to fame on the bop scene in Paris in the postwar years – but here, he's got a much more longform approach to guitar – really stretching out on these very long tracks that build beautifully with his own richly chromatic lines, and some great solo moments from Franken. The group also features Koos Serierse on bass and Louis Debij on drums – and titles include "My Wife Maria", "Jesus Think Of Me", "Star Eyes", and "Round Midnight".
24 tracks compilation from the legendary Yes guitarist. Features some of his finest solo recordings including "Seraphin", "Voyagers", "Quantum Guitars" and "Natural Timbre".
Voyagers is the second album by Steve Howe & Paul Sutin. Originally to be entitled Voyagers in the Blue Universe (as the album was to be about dolphins, but the idea was dropped when everybody was doing dolphins), this is Howe and Sutin's second album together after Seraphim in 1988. Sutin pre-recorded much of the album before Howe joined him in Switzerland. It was released in 1995.
This Silkheart release has one of the finest all-around recordings by Steve Lacy's Sextet. The leader, a longtime master of the soprano sax, is joined by the underrated altoist Steve Potts (who doubles on soprano), pianist Bobby Few, bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel, drummer Oliver Johnson, and Irene Aebi on vocals and violin. Aebi's singing, which is always an acquired taste, is as accessible as it ever was on the joyful "Gay Paree Bop"; all five compositions are Lacy originals. Overall, this set gives listeners a particularly strong example of the work of the innovative Steve Lacy Sextet.