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Akkerman, Jan

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Focus guitarist, won many accolades in Britain during the early 70s.

Founded: 1946

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Jan Akkerman music site - Dutch guitarist - Nederlandse gitarist

Colosseum

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Led by Jon Hiseman, one of Britian's first jazz-rock bands. The core lineup came together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers #89, for the Bare Wires album.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Welcome to Temple-Music

Colosseum II

Latter-day outfit from Jon Hiseman, known for good musicians and unspectacular music.

Founded: 1975

Location: London, England

Website: Welcome to Temple-Music

Gilgamesh

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Founded: 1973

Location: London, England

Halsall, Ollie

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From Timebox to Patto to Boxer, via the Rutles and Tempest, and on to Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall was one of England's most original guitar players.

Founded: 1949

Location: Southport, Merseyside, England

Website: Welcome to The Official Ollie Halsall Archive

Hansson & Karlsson

Organ/drum duo from Sweden, Hansson & Karlsson were early jazz-rock pioneers. Despite having Jimi Hendrix as fan and jam partner, recordings were near-impossible to find outside their native country. Hansson would later achieve international success as a solo artist.

Founded: 1966

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Hattler, Hellmut

Bassist for Kraan, one of the world's finest.

Founded: 1952

Location: Ulm, Germany

Website: HATTLER

Heckstall-Smith, Dick

One of England's early jazz-rock luminaries, Dick Heckstall-Smith work included Blues Incorporated, Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Colosseum. Phew!

Founded: 1934

Location: Ludlow, England

Holdsworth, Allan

One of the progressive era's most recognizable guitarists, Allan Holdsworth has had a journeyman's career in the music world. During the 70s, he played for Igginbottom, Sunship, Nucleus, Tempest, Gong, The New Tony Williams Lifetime, Jean Luc Ponty, Soft Machine, U.K., and Bruford.

Founded: 1946

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Website: The Real Allan Holdsworth

Ikarus

Location: Hamburg