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Trevor Rabin


Trevor Rabin has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician and composer. Born in 1954 in Johannesburg, he is the son of a prominent lawyer Godfrey Rabin, who was also a highly respected violinist. Godfrey performed as first chair for the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra for over a decade. His mother was a well known actress and an accomplished classical pianist. Trevor showed a natural gift for music, beginning classical piano lessons from the age of six and, after hearing Hank B. Marvin from the Shadows, started playing guitar at age twelve. One year later he joined his brother Derek's band and started playing his first local gigs soon after


Article: Album Review

Chris Squire: Fish Out of Water (Deluxe Edition)

Read "Fish Out of Water (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by John Kelman

If ever there were an album that deserved the deluxe treatment, it would be Fish Out of Water (Atlantic, 1975), which would turn out to be (more or less) the only solo album ever released by Yes co-founder and electric bass trailblazer Chris Squire. There was a special remastered edition released in 2007 by Castle Music, ...



Label: Varese Fontana
Released: 2012
Track listing: Spider Boogie: Market Street: Anerley Road; Through the Tunnel; The Branch Office; Rescue; Kilarney 1&2; Storks Bill Geranium Waltz; Me and My Boy; Freethought; Zoo Lake; Gazania.


Article: Interview

Trevor Rabin: All Colors Considered

Read "Trevor Rabin: All Colors Considered" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It wouldn't be the norm, that's for sure, but 23 years between solo albums is just one unusual facet of guitarist/composer Trevor Rabin's career to date. Whether taking a stance against apartheid in the early '70s in his native South Africa or turning down the opportunity to play in super group Asia for artistic reasons, Rabin ...


Article: Album Review

Trevor Rabin: Jacaranda

Read "Jacaranda" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's been 23 years since Can't Look Away (Elektra Records, 1989), guitarist Trevor Rabin's previous solo album of original material, and 18 years since his departure from Yes. Rabin's relatively low profile since reflects his immersion in composing almost 40 film soundtracks. Jacaranda is a dazzling offering that showcases Rabin's virtuosity in numerous styles, drawing from ...


Anerley Road

Featuring the music of Trevor Rabin
Duration: 07:15

Jacaranda is Trevor Rabin's new solo album. He describes the track 'Anerley Road' in his notes: "I lived here from when I was eight years old until moving to London in 1978. Tal Wilkenfeld was so inspiring. Her playing on this had a big impact on me, and the track. Her solo is beautiful. Lou Molino's drums are as usual so good, effortless and perfect. I used the dobro, gut string, my Alvarez signature, Westone Rainbow, Gibson Super 400 CES, old Les Paul, my Strat, a Gretsch and the Barney Kessel. The fast weird solo near the end is a Tobias guitar that he custom made for me."

Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Trevor Rabin

Read "Take Five With Trevor Rabin" reviewed by Trevor Rabin

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 ...


Song of the Day

The Branch Office

Label: Varese Fontana
Released: 2012
Duration: 02:07


News: Event

Grammy Winning Guitarist Trevor Rabin Hosts Workshop at Guitar Center's August 17, 2012

Grammy Winning Guitarist Trevor Rabin Hosts Workshop at Guitar Center's August 17, 2012

Meet-and-Greet & Signing of latest album, Jacaranda at 6:30PM Workshop at 7:00pm Hollywood, CA: South African born Grammy winner, Trevor Rabin, will be conducting a workshop and album signing at Guitar Center on August 17th, 2012. The event will take place at 14209 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 beginning at 7pm. The platinum selling guitarist ...


Article: Album Review

Yes: Open Your Eyes

Read "Open Your Eyes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Not well-received among diehard Yes fans, Open Your Eyes was originally released in 1997, and reissued here, in LP format, in 2012. Nowhere as prominent or striking as the band's classic '70s outings, here keyboardist Rick Wakeman is absent and replaced by keyboardist/guitarist Billy Sherwood, who lines up with eminent guitarist and longtime member Steve Howe. ...


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