Jazz Articles about U.K.
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by Kurt Ellenberger
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 3: U.K.'s First Album U.K.PrologueIn the second part of this series, I laid out my criteria for what would constitute a fusion of jazz and rock that remained true to both styles, which, in my definition, means that the resultant music would have to appeal to both rock and jazz fans, which is not an easy task. Steely Dan's Aja is a rare example of wildly successful pop music ...read more
by John Kelman
Well, there's certainly been a wait for this one, but for fans of what may be the last high profile progressive rock group to emerge in the 1970s, U.K.'s Ultimate Collectors' Edition proves well worth it. What began as an already sizeable 16-disc box for a group that, during its relatively brief tenure, released just two studio albums and one live recording, has become an 18-disc set with the addition of a recording of the group's final show in Nijmegen, ...read more
by John Kelman
With violinist and keyboardist Eddie Jobson out of a self-imposed retirement that lasted over two decades, he's been wasting no time getting his name back out to progressive rock fans. 2008 saw the formation of UKZ, a new group following in the footsteps of late 1970s progressive rock supergroup U.K., which he formed alongside ex-King Crimson bassist and vocalist John Wetton, ex-Crimson and Yes drummer and percussionist Bill Bruford and guitar icon-in-the-making Allan Holdsworth, but with an entirely new and ...read more