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Eddie Jobson

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As recently as 2006, the Editor-in-Chief of Emmy magazine wrote: “The word ‘genius’ is bandied
about a bit too freely these days, but in Jobson’s case, the term not only applies, it’s been used to
describe him since his northern England childhood, when he was such a violin and piano prodigy that he wrote his first string quartet at 13 performed with his first professional symphony at 14…” His performances and compositions have received press accolades, having been described as “brilliant” , “intriguingly original” , even, “magnificent” , and “dazzling” .

Jobson started guitar and classical piano at age 7, and violin at age 8. Turning professional at only
15—by age 17, he had already acquired an international reputation with the pioneering electric-violin band and Warner Brothers recording artists Curved Air. In the same year he was invited by Roxy Music front-man Bryan Ferry to be the keyboardist and orchestrator on Ferry’s first solo album—a project that would garner the teen star the first of his nine gold albums.

At age 18, Jobson became a full blown member of Roxy Music, replacing synthesist Brian Eno, and
helping the band create their first No.1 album—a point that would mark the beginning of ‘Roxymania’ in Britain and the start of their most critically acclaimed and influential period.

At the age of 21, with twenty albums to his credit—having recorded with King Crimson, and on several solo projects by the members of Roxy, Deep Purple, and The Who—Jobson joined Frank Zappa, in the bandleader’s only 4-piece ensemble.

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  • Simon_The_Snare

    Wow, just finished listening to his first single album "Yesterday Boulevard",because i thought it's UK album... This guy is really talented,must get Zinc and Theme of Secrets !!!

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Magus_Perde

    Try his works with Jethro Tull!

    21 Dec 2009 Reply
  • DevastatorMetal

    That's what quality musicianship is about. U-Z played great yesterday.

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Altarielle

    Eddie thank you so much for that great show last night!

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Equ1nox

    I've seen U-Z today, they're playing like gods!

    9 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Victorbender

    One of my most respected musicians. His office was by my studio in Burbank at some point in the 90's but could never run into him to ask him about his current projects. His stuff is so hard to find!

    20 Jun 2009 Reply
  • iturra

    Eddie Jobson es un exelente musico, sus aportes con Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, Uk, entre otros avalan su espectacular trabajo. Y su dibersidad de estilos.

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Fuming_Hume

    he was great at the Krimson Festival in Moscow - old good cold Eddie Jobson :)

    9 Sep 2008 Reply
  • theaxemeister

    I remember the amazing sound of Eddie's album Zinc from my early teens--it was a delight to hear from it again.

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • kaiserzeitgeist

    Interesting line from the song Resident, ...I will grow a new identity which they cannot steal away. Always stuck in the back of my mind.

    15 Jan 2008 Reply
  • kaiserzeitgeist

    Eddie Jobson was always getting into stuff way back when. When I was younger and a guitar player a friend gave me the Zinc album, over 20 years ago. It was interesting. Picked it up recently and gave it another listen. Cool.

    15 Jan 2008 Reply

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