"A Series of Small Serendipities"

Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two

My week has been filled with a series of small serendipities. Funny how you think the thought, and, bam!...along comes something related and totally unexpected. Happy accidents. Sadly, not enough space here to share all of the serendipities of the week. Perhaps, I will post a blog entry providing a more complete picture at some point in the future. But, here is one: in composing this week's show, I realized that the last several episodes have been focusing more on jazz and ambient music and not all that much in the true prog-rock vein. Literally, in that moment, and while simlutaneously thinking about the band Yes, I happened upon a twitter post pointing to an excellent review by John Kelman, over at All About Jazz about Yes' newest release, "Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two." Excellent discovery! In short, Yes has released a massive retrospective collection of live performances culled entirely from performances in 1972, plus one compilation disc featuring highlights from the collection. Fantastic stuff if you really dig '72 Yes. I will be featuring on this week's show a couple of tracks from the collection's highlights disc, plus some excellent new music from recently received jazz releases. Listen live on Tuesday (9AM-11AM) and if you miss the "live" show you can always catch the all-music, 24/7 "Alloy" station. Thanks for listening!