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A quartet of inventive musicians who produced sounds on the edge of jazz, Tunnels was the brainchild of Swiss vibraphonist and percussionist Marc Wagnon and bassist Percy Jones, who was an essential element of the first recording put out by the band, titled With Percy Jones and released in 1994. Drummer Frank Katz, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Van Manakas were also brought on board and helped develop the spastic fusion style that would be evident on Tunnels' second album, Painted Rock, which was released by Wagnon's label, Buckyball Music, in 1999. The group resurfaced in 2002 with the release of Progressivity, which featured notable appearances from guitarist John Goodsall and violinist Mark Feldman. ~ Stacia Proefrock