Russian-born Igor Khoroshev began to play piano in 1969 at the age of 4. He was schooled in music in his home country and moved to the United States during the '90s. He began playing with various musicians, some of them fairly big names, including Benjamin Orr (the Cars) and Brad Delp (Boston). When Rick Wakeman left Yes, Jon Anderson thought of Khoroshev as a replacement, having heard a tape of him. The story that has been told says that when Khoroshev came in for his audition, he performed one of the longer and more complicated Yes songs for the group on one keyboard, when it is normally done on several. The group members were so blown away by this that they quickly asked him to take the role of keyboardist, although as a side musician, not a full-fledged member of the band. After several years of working with the band, and being recorded on three Yes albums (Open Your Eyes, The Ladder, and House of Yes Live), Khoroshev is no longer with that group. He has released one solo album, Piano Works, and is also involved in a project called MAO Inhibitor.
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