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Jon Anderson — 1000 Hands Chapter One (March 31, 2019) Jon Anderson — 1000 Hands Chapter One (March 31, 2019) Pamela MÃÃÃéndez ÃÃâ Time (22 Feb 2019)•ƒ•     1000 Hands: Chapter One is the fifteenth studio album by English singer~songwriter and musician Jon Anderson.
•ƒ•     „Pásy se daly do mé garáže, ale zapomněl jsem na ně, protože jsem byl na turné s Yes a nahrával další alba. Myslím, že budou potěšeni, když uslyší hudbu, která je nadčasová. Je to jedna z nejlepších věcí, které jsem kdy udělal.“
Born: October 25, 1944 in Accrington, Lancashire, England
Location: Manchester, UK
Album release: 31 March 2019
Recorded: Solar Studios, Orlando, Florida
Record Label: not
Duration:     52:36
Tracks:
01 Now 1:13
02 Ramalama 3:49
03 First Born Leaders 5:22
04 Activate 8:51
05 Make Me Happy 3:50
06 Now Variations 1:03
07 I Found Myself 5:08
08 Twice In A Lifetime 5:05
09 WDMCF 4:11
10 1,000 Hands (Come Up) 8:24
11 Now And Again 3:40
Personnel:
Jon Anderson — various instruments, vocals
Additional musicians:
Larry Coryell — guitar
Chris Squire — bass guitar
Tim Franklin — bass guitar, ukulele, backing vocals
Stuart Hamm — bass guitar
Matt Brown — drums, backing vocals
Alan White — drums
Billy Cobham — drums
Michael Franklin — keyboards, ukulele, backing vocals
Chick Corea — keyboards
Jean~Luc Ponty — violin
Robby Steinhardt — violin
Jerry Goodman — violin
Charlie Bisharat — violin
Olga Kopakova — violin
Brian Snapp — saxophone, flute
Charlie DeChant — saxophone, flute
Ian Anderson — flute
Tower of Power — horn section
Zap Mama — backing vocals
Bobby Kimball — backing vocals
Solar Choir
Voices of Lindahl
Crossover
Vioelectric
Orlando Symphony Orchestra
Production:
Michael Franklin — producer
Matt Brown — mixing
Bernie Grundman — mastering
•ƒ•     Anderson began the album (originally called Uzlot — “it means a lot of us”) nearly 30 years ago, working with a group of musicians that included Yes drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire. However, due to his heavy touring commitments with Yes, Anderson had to put the record on the back burner. “Before you knew it, I started getting involved in other projects and tours, and years went by,” he explains. “I would listen to the tapes from time to time and think, ‘This could have been a great album! One day I’ll finish it.’”
•ƒ•     Anderson’s voice sounds great. Each of the album’s 10 songs are available to preview on Anderson’s 1000 Hands website.
Grammy~nominated producer Michael Franklin had at one point begun working on orchestrations for the album, but once again Anderson’s jammed schedule required the project to be put on hold. Finally, a year and a half ago, Anderson and Franklin got the album back on track and were determined to see it through. “Our ideas still matched,” Anderson says. “Michael knew everything I wanted to do and how I wanted the music to sound, so we agreed to go for it.”
•ƒ•    Setting up shop in Franklin’s Solar Studios in Orlando, Florida, Anderson laid down backing vocals to his original lead tracks, and Franklin called in an astonishing array of rock and jazz luminaries to fill out the songs: Ian Anderson, Jean~Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Steve Morse, Rick Derringer, Jonathan Cain, and the Tower of Power Horns are just a few of the guests on 1,000 Hands.
•ƒ•     “That’s where the title 1,000 Hands comes from, all of the brilliant musicians who played a part in making the record,” Anderson says. “Michael acted like something of a casting director, bringing so many great players. It was really exciting to hear the record open up and become what I had always envisioned.”
•ƒ•     As Anderson notes: “The musicianship on this album is truly mesmerizing, the production by Michael is very unique, treating each song with reverence and taste. I’m overjoyed to let people hear this project and to be able to tour… will be another highlight in my life.
•ƒ•     “I feel so happy that people of all ages will hear this; musically it says many, many things most of all the joy of music and life.”
•ƒ•     Anderson says: “I’m healthier, I sing as strong as ever, I have a great friendship with a lot of musicians and I hold them very dear. Music always brings you together.”
•ƒ•     For the spring solo tour, Anderson will be joined by Franklin, who will serve as both musical director and keyboardist for the eight~piece band, which will also include his brother, Tim Franklin, on bass, along with drummer Matt Brown, guitarist Tommy Calton, violinist Jocelyn Hsu, percussionist Steady Joseph, keyboardist / trombonist Joe Cosas and saxophonist / flutist Billy Meethers. (Two warm~up dates took place on March 11~12.)
•ƒ•     “I’m looking forward to putting on a great show,” says Anderson. “We’re going to do a lot of Yes music and some songs I haven’t sung in a while, and we’re going to do some songs from 1,000 Hands. I’m thrilled to be playing with Michael, his brother Tim, and all of the great musicians in this band. To be able to go out and give music to the fans is one of the greatest treasures in my life. We promise everybody a really special evening.”
Website: https://jonanderson1000hands.com/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOSOJyT8VPY 
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