This pairing of former Yes frontman Jon Anderson and jazz-fusion violinist Jean- Luc Ponty has been a long time coming. Not only do you get two for the price of one, with the collaboration of each artist reimagining the other’s music, but the package contains a live in-studio audio disc and a concert DVD. In particular, the live DVD was recorded in 2014 at The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO and features great post-production as well as, of course, classic tunes. Anderson seems fit and in fine voice and there are some inspired solos from Ponty. It’s a solid effort that, for the most part, should satisfy fans of both artists.
Score: 8 out of 10
The Anderson Ponty Band
Better Late Than Never
Producer: Jon Anderson & Jean-Luc Ponty