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Michael Landau

Michael Landau is a jazz/blues/rock/fusion guitarist based out of Los Angeles. His unique style features an ability to master incredibly difficult technique while demonstrating a wealth of harmonic and tonal ingenuity. His songwriting ability is astounding and underrated, as such masterful compositions such as "Johnny Swing" and "Me/Five Storks" show that Landau is not just a soloist and guru, but a true genius of blues/rock compositions.

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Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

Perth, Australia (2004 - present) Tangled Thoughts of Leaving emerged from the shadows of the live scene in Perth, Western Australia with the release of their 2008 EP, Tiny Fragments. By way of a piano-led amalgamation of prog, metal, post-rock, jazz, and nois - TToL have created a very unique sound. Members:
Aaron Pollard

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Trix

There are two artists named Trix: 1.A power fusion combo, the members of Trix are from Casiopea and T-Square. The four person powerhouse plays their butt off. A must hear !!
Personnel: 平井武士 (Takeshi Hirai): guitars
熊谷徳明 (Noriaki Kumagai): drums
窪田宏 (Hiroshi Kubota): keyboards
須藤満 (Mitsuru Sutoh): bass Homepage: http://homepage2.nifty.com/ost-noriaki/
2. The hottest electro-punk-mashup DJ based in Shanghai. Plays regularly at your favourite venue in Shanghai, The Shelter.

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Diagonal

The Brighton based seven-piece progressive-jazz-rock band. Woodwinds, Guitars, Basses, Drums, Singings, Synths, Pianos & Organs meld together to make the musical cake of Diagonal.
More information:
http://www.last.fm/music/Diagonal
http://www.myspace.com/diagonalband There is another band called Diagonal - Diagonal (1999 - 2004) is a Brazilian band from São Paulo influenced mainly by names of the "post-punk/post-hc" as Gang of Four and Jawbox. The musical proposal of the four members of diagonal is clear and explores to the maximum the possibility to try new paths and textures.

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Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham, born May 16, 1944 in Panama, is one of the world's most influential drummers, best known for his jazz fusion in the 1970s, with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he pioneered a powerful style of drumming with jazz, rock and funk influences. He is the first drummer to unseat Buddy Rich in the Down Beat music polls. Cobham has played and recorded with hundreds of top musicians, including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Larry Coryell, and Horace Silver; and is famous for his explosive, fast, spectacular playing.

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Hannibal

There are multiple artists/bands under this name: 1) Marvin Peterson, known as Hannibal Lokumbe - a koto and trumpet player who composes under his first name, Hannibal started out working with Pharaoh Sanders and others in the avant-garde jazz community before releasing his deep jazz masterpiece "Children of the Fire" in 1974. His operetta "African Portraits" premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1990 under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.

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ROVO

Rovo is a psychedelic rock-jazz band founded in 1996 in Tokyo by former Boredoms guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto (山本精一), electric violinist Yuji Katsui (勝井祐二), and synthesizer/effects technician Tatsuki Masuko (益子樹), with Jin Harada (原田仁) on bass guitar, Hiroshi Nakanishi (中西宏司) on synths, and featuring two drummers/percussionists, the prolific Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (芳垣安洋) (of legendary improv noise group Ground-Zero) and Yoichi Okabe (岡部洋一).

Read more about ROVO on Last.fm.

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Jim O'Rourke

American indie rock and avant-garde musician, composer and producer Jim O'Rourke has been a key component in the increasing overlap of the American and European music , working in everything from and to and and building many a bridge in between. A Chicago native, his work has found equal luck with experimental jazz and fanatics, room denizens, and bedroom experimentalists, and has had the resultant effect of cross-pollinating many otherwise isolated compositional communities.

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