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Steve Howe - Photo By Tim Cashmere

Steve Howe - Photo By Tim Cashmere

Steve Howe Goes From Classic Rock To Classical

by Paul Cashmere on September 28, 2011

in News

Steve Howe - Photo By Tim Cashmere

Steve Howe - Photo By Tim Cashmere

Yes guitarist Steve Howe will pay homage to his classical roots with the album ‘Time’, to be released in November.

‘Time’ has been five years in the making for Howe. It is a collaboration with film and TV composer Paul K Joyce.

‘Time’ is Steve’s take on the works of the great classical composers like Bach and Vivaldi. It will also be his first album ever without drums.

Steve Howe was voted Best Overall Guitarist by Guitar Player magazine five years in a row from 1977-1981. Rolling Stone ranked him no.69 of the Top 100 guitarists of all time.

In the late 60s, Howe declined offers from The Nice and Jethro Tull but in 1970 said yes to Yes. He stayed with Yes until 1980, and played on the classic albums ‘Close To The Edge’, ‘Fragile’ and ‘The Yes Album’.

In 1982, he formed supergroup Asia with John Wetton of King Crimson, Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Geoff Downes of The Buggles. Their big hit was ‘Heat of the Moment’.

In 1985, he was part of GTR with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.

Steve’s last album with Yes as the 2001. In 2007, he formed a jazz band, the Steve Howe Trio, with his son Dylan.

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