Jones, Percy / Marc Wagnon / Van Manakas / Frank Katz - Tunnels (Mega Blowout Sale)

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Bassist Percy Jones came to everyone's attention via his amazing, totally distinctive work with both Brand X and his appearances on Brian Eno's albums.
One of the great, distinctive bassists of our time, Percy continues to work, but has never gotten the attention I think he has always deserved.
v "In the early 90s, Swiss born musician Marc Wagnon, who had just left Doctor Nerve, sought to create his own music project. He enlisted the help of bassist Percy Jones of Brand X fame and created a jazz fusion dubbed Tunnels. In 1994 they released their first album, also named Tunnels.
With Wagnon, himself a Berkeley College of Music graduate, playing vibraphone, and Percy Jones on fretless bass, Frank Katz, also of Brand X, was picked up to provide percussion duties. Throughout their career, Tunnels has worked with a variety of musicians to add diversity to their three-piece format. On this one, guitarist Van Manakas appears.
Rhythmically the band resembles Brand X; not surprising, considering at one point 2/3 of the band was previous members of Brand X. They're also heavily influence by Mahivishnu Orchestra, and that influence often shines through in their playing."

“The 90s brought about increased activity from 70s fretless hero, Percy Jones. After having reignited the Brand X camp the year previous, this is the start of a lineup that would record parallel to them. Drummer Frank Katz is in the chair for both, and he is fantastic. The twist here is, we have a vibes player in a prominent role.
No surprise, Jones material is dark and grooving, and the vibes suit that 'vibe' quite well. There are a few too many parts where they're just kind of drifting along, but when they lock in, it's really cool. I think I would have left the epic off of this though, in favor of more cohesion, great drum solo aside.”-rateyourmusic
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