KEYBOARD MAGAZINE

December ’04 Issue

 

Spotlight: Happy The Man

The Muse Awakens

 

It’s been 25 years since the last release of new material from this legendary prog band, but it’s worth the wait.  The compositions are by turns beautiful, melodic, grooving, emotive, and humorous.  Between David Rosenthal’s synth and keyboard palette and Frank Wyatt’s saxophones (and keyboards), the orchestrations are lush and inventive.  Is it “proggy”?  Sure, but not “notey” – just excellent music from some great musicians.

ERNIE RIDEOUT