The Owner of a Lonely Heart singer announced the new band news during a recent solo show, revealing the odd couple is planning to start work on new material this summer (14).
Anderson told fans, "I’m going to work with one of the great violin players. We start work in June, I think. Then we’re going to tour next year. I love the violin."
Ponty is best known for his collaborations with rock legend Frank Zappa and he also contributed to Elton John's Honky Chateau album. But he is first and foremost a jazz great, who has worked solo and with Stephane Grappelli and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Illness forced Anderson to quit Yes in 2008, but he recently revealed plans to start a new band.