I have loved and admired Trevor Rabin for ah-hem over 20 years. I discovered him when he rejoined the group Yes for their Union tour. Yes, I’m dating myself, but I have to share how long I’ve been taken with Mr. Rabin.
For the Yes “Talk” tour, a friend and I purchased general admission tickets to their show at Red Rocks, arrived early that morning and camped out on the stairs all day. Yes, we pushed and shoved our way to 3rd row seats right in front of Trevor’s space. And yes, we died a little that magical night.
I’ve also traveled to see Trevor and Yes in St. Louis and at Sea World San Antonio of all the odd places. The nice thing about Sea World, was you could bring your camera into the show. My favorite picture of Trevor still sits on my desk to this day.
Needless to say, I’ve followed Trevor Rabin’s incredible career. He has a successful career writing movie scores for many, many movies. If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve heard his work. He has written music for I Am Number Four, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, G-Force, Get Smart, National Treasure, Snakes on a Plane, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Armageddon and Con Air to name a few.
I counted the days until his new solo album, his first in almost 20 years, was released this month. “Jacaranda” is essential Trevor Rabin and truly shows off his amazing talent. He plays all of the instruments, except when joined on a few tracks by Vinnie Colaiuta, Lou Molino III, his son Ryan Rabin and Tai Wilkenfeld. To say I love this album is an understatement, however, I was disappointed that he does not sing on any of the tracks. His voice is silky and smooth and pairs beautifully with his guitar. You can purchase “Jacaranda” through iTunes or Amazon.
Here’s a sample of one of the tracks from the album:
Don’t miss out on some earth-shattering music. Trevor Rabin is one of the best guitarists and musicians of our time.