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This flamenco-rock band featured the talent of David Allen, and a pre-Jethro Tull John Glascock on bass.


From Long Island, Cathedral's lone 1978 release is regarded a classic of US prog rock.

District 97

Okay, I'm biased, but please do check them out.

Happy The Man

America's premiere progressive band was nearly Peter Gabriel's backing band!


Kansas' legacy is undoubtedly as America's greatest progressive rock band, and their oeuvre would become the blueprint for a new breed of prog-metal bands that emerged in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Livgren, Kerry

The songwriter of Kansas, and member of Proto-Kaw

Mahavishnu Orchestra

Founded by guitarist John McLaughlin after his stint with Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu were perhaps the most successful fusion band, both artistically and commercially.

New York Gong

Daevid Allen split from partner Gilli Smyth in the late 70s, eventually moving to New York via Giorgio Gomelsky's Zu festival. He teamed up with Bill Laswell and what would later become Material.

Residents, The

Though the members of The Residents were perpetually draped in obscurity, their music rose steadily to the forefront of avant-rock in their native America. Found-sounds, tape cut-ups, occasional musical passages (!), and some of the most obtuse vocals committed to record charm their many albums, all released by San Francisco-based Ralph Records.

Sea Level

Ex-members of the Allman Brothers' fusion outfit, named after keyboardist Chuck Leavell.

Sound Of Contact

Reprising his father's roles with Genesis, Sound Of Contact is Simon Collins' new project with Dave Kerzner, Kelly Nordstrom and Matt Dorsey. After a cancelled US tour, their future seems tenuous at best.


Hailing from Champaign-Urbana in Illinois, Starcastle burst on to the radar with their brand of prog; very much Yes-like.


Larry Fast, one of the pioneers of electronic music and technology, released an exemplary series albums for the Passport label in the mid to late 70s. In addition to production for artists on the label, he has also performed with Nektar and Peter Gabriel. In the mid-80s, he curated the Audion label for Passport.

Tony Williams Lifetime, The

Tony Williams, John McLaughlin and Larry Young. The birth of fusion.

Tony Williams Lifetime, The New

Tony Williams reformed his Lifetime in the mid-70s with a new lineup featuring Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Alan Pasqua on keyboards and Tony Newton on bass. Marlon Graves replaced Holdsworth for the second album.


The Prog supergroup of the modern era, combining the talents of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Neil Morse (Spock's Beard) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion).


In its first incarnation, Todd Rundgren's take on progressive rock

Walsh, Steve

The voice of Kansas.

Zappa, Frank

The one, the only.