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The AndersonPonty Band Announce 'Better Late Than Never' Album

08/17/2015
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(TPC) Original Yes frontman Jon Anderson and international violin star Jean Luc Ponty have announced that the debut album from The AndersonPonty Band will be released on September 25th 2015. We were sent the following details:

Better Late Than Never is the new studio album taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.

Anderson says of the collaboration, "A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is."

Jean Luc Ponty adds, "Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations.

"It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago."

The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars who has played with Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson.

The band revisit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy. Better Late Than Never will be released on September 25th 2015 as CD+DVD (Deluxe Edition) and CD (jewel) through earMUSIC.

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