German group MATALEX is mainly an instrumental rock group, even though the bandleaders Alex Gunia (guitars) and Matthias Kraus (keyboards) have a lot of experience in Jazz and studied at Berklee College of Music (Boston) in the late 1980s.
Reuniting for a fall 2006 tour to pay tribute to time spent in the mid-'70s fusion juggernaut, the New Tony Williams Lifetime, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist Alan Pasqua recruited Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip and in-demand drummer Chad Wackerman.
Howe-Wooten-Chambers is a Jazz-Fusion trio having produced one studio album called "Extraction", featuring musical compositions mostly by Greg Howe. The prolific guitarist finds himself backed up by two of the most famous names in the genre. Victor Wooten on the bass and the drummer Dennis Chambers contribute to making this tight Jazz-Fusion record a perfect example for the genre.
The Fents were one of the original Second Wave Striving Jazz-Rock Bands, co-led by Adam Holzman and guitarist Ted Hall. The group was together for 8 years and released two albums, "First Offense" (1983) and "The Other Side" (1987).
Gongzilla is one of many Gong offshoots. It got its start from the incarnation of Gong led by Pierre Moerlen in the 80s (Pierre Moerlen's Gong). The driving force behind Gonzilla is the duo of guitarist Bon Lozaga and bassist Hansford Rowe, and they have been joined by various other musicians over the course of their existence.
Andrea Marcelli: born in Rome, in 01/22/1962.
Graduated from the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone (Rome) in classical clarinet, jazz composition and arrangement (1986), also attended clinics with Tommy Campbell and Peter Erskine.
T Lavitz: piano, bass (3);
Dave Weckl: drums, percussion;
Frank Gambale: acoustic guitar;
Jerry Goodman: violin (2, 5, 8);
John Patitucci: acoustic and electric bass;
Steve Morse: acoustic guitar (3, 4).