Our final recommendation for The 2020 PopCult Gift Guide today is a new compilation of live performances by Eddie Jobson and friends, available as a two-CD set. It’s perfect for any fan of terrific virtuoso progressive rock. You can’t go wrong with Eddie Jobson-Live.

Jobson is not a household name outside of prog-rock circles, but he has a rather impressive list of accomplishments. He is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, after all.

Eddie Jobson is best known for his virtuosic violin and keyboard work with Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and UK,and here he brings us a compilation of solo live performances from Poland, Russia, Japan and the U.S.A. with his all-star ‘U-Z Project.’

These concert recordings also include guest musicians Simon Phillips, Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, Alex Machacek, Greg Howe, Marc Bonilla, Trey Gunn, Mike Mangini, TJ Helmerich, Ric Fierabracci, Billy Sheehan, and special guest appearance by John Wetton.

In addition to his own works and those of his band UK (with John Wetton, UK was sort of a dry-run at the style of music ASIA made), Jobson and friends cover tunes by John McLaughlin, Emerson Lake and Palmer and King Crimson. It’s a prog-rock celebration.

The 2CD Digipak includes a 20-page booklet, filled with photos and information about the performances. You can order it from Amazon now.

And check out this performance by Jobson with the late John Wetton, doing their UK song, “Ceasar’s Palace Blues”…