Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ... Yanni

updated 04/27/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/27/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>• On Yanni Voices, the New Age instrumentalist, 54, prominently uses singers for the first time.

ON "CAMP YANNI" Camp Yanni is my house. It's on the ocean [in South Florida] and it's got the studio of my dreams. I tend to be private, but once we found [the four singers on Yanni Voices], they were here all the time, so we called it Camp Yanni.

ON HIS LOVE LIFE I do date, but that's all I want to say. When I went out with Linda [Evans], we were so publicized that now I try to keep my private life as private as possible.

ON CUTTING HIS FAMOUSLY LONG HAIR It was three years ago. I was in Greece and I was scuba-diving almost daily, and my hair got on my nerves. Long hair is not very good in the water. So I started trimming it a little bit at a time. And I ended up liking it shorter!

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