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Friday, 17 August 2012

LINK: Trevor Rabin interview

Meet Trevor Rabin:
Trevor Rabin is a South African-born composer, guitarist, songwriter and producer.

Rabin learned guitar and piano as youth, and played in a couple of bands as a teenager. His involvement in his first serious band, Rabbitt, led them to become to this day South Africa's most successful band. He left the band to pursue a solo career in the UK in 1978. In tandem with performing, Rabin became increasingly involved in production, working with Manfred Mann, Ray Davies and Jack Bruce, among others.

At this time he linked up with Chris Squire who was in the process of forming his own band. The band grew and eventually, with so many ex-Yes men in the group, including the lead singer Jon Anderson, they resurrected the name Yes.

Rabin's first album with Yes, 1983's 90125, was unlike their previous proggy output and they scored hits with the singles "Owner of Lonely Heart" and "Leave It." Rabin played on further releases Big Generator, Union and Talk, but at the same time he had released one solo album and finally decided to leave Yes in 1995 to concentrate on his own music.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=42704#.UC5WY6llR2M

Trevor Rabin at Gonzo

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