Yes Interviews From 1971

I hope you’ll take a look at the video Yes Sounding Out on Youtube, part of the BBC’s Crown Jewels series from 1971. The link above goes to a page with parts of the interviews in the video transcribed. I’ve also included a few historical notes of my own. Some of the band member’s remarks have a bearing on modern music education:

5:16 Bill Bruford: “Yes was a good idea at the time. It still is a good idea. Because I wanted to be a musician, and I wanted to learn about the sort of jazz tradition and things. I would have gone to school, were there a school. But there wasn’t a school, so the best thing to do was to form one and to take it around the country, which is Yes. The best place to learn to play is on a bandstand.”