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    Posted: March 13 2017 at 11:33
Thought I'd start a thread on Prog Percussion albums. Two immediately spring to mind; Dzyan member Peter Giger's first solo album, Family Of Percussion, released in 1975, and Association PC's member and leader Pierre Courbois's first solo album Myria Poda, released in 1975.
              Both records are astonishing in their creative depth and complex ideas interwoven in a refreshingly creative sound. More than just complex, but groundbreaking in their construction. Each one utilises a whole plethora of drums and percussion instruments from around the world.
                Below are some youtube clips from them.
          

         
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Here is some more of Peter Giger's percussion work, from '75 as well. Brilliant!




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Great stuff!
Not sure if this particularly would qualify as progressive, but Klaus Weiss is a fascinating jazz-fusion/library music composer and percussionist, whose music is, a lot of the time, progressive. Niagara is one of his earlier projects and their self-titled debut consists of two fantastic lengthy funky percussion improvisations.




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Excellent thread idea!

Gotta have this:



Also of interest, though it's a full band record not percussion-only, is Yamashta's Floating Music which has a dream team of Yamashta and the mighty Morris Pert covering the percussion waterfront. Top stuff.

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Can't find it on Youtube, but Jon Hiseman has a whole album devoted to his drum solos called About Time Too!.

I almost bought it once, but percussion nut as I am the prospect of two 15+ minute drum solos on one record was a bit TOO daunting for me. If anyone has it I'd love to know what you think.

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Here's a good one, a duet album between Gregg Bendian and Alex Cline:



Bendian has another excellent percussion duet album with Paul Wertico entitled Bang! - can't immediately find any clips of that one though.  Both records are well worthwhile for afficionados of the sound of things being hit.




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Come on, we can do better than this!

How about Lino Capra Vaccina, the percussion wizard from Aktuala? His 1978 album Antico Adagio, whilst not solely made up of percussion, is a feast of gongs, bells, vibes, drums and all but the kitchen sink being hit, caressed, tickled and stroked. A magnificent album that got a great reissue a few years ago on Die Schactel with an additional album's worth of equally good material:



Vaccina is quite influenced by minimalism, but unless that is a complete turn off for you, very much worth checking out.

What I only discovered recently is that he cut an album that is essentially a spiritual successor to Antico Adagio in 2015. Don't have a video link but the album is Arcaico Armonico on small (but very high quality) Italian label Dark Companion. I've only had the 'new' record for a few days but I think if anything it is even better than its forerunner.



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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Can't find it on Youtube, but Jon Hiseman has a whole album devoted to his drum solos called About Time Too!.

I almost bought it once, but percussion nut as I am the prospect of two 15+ minute drum solos on one record was a bit TOO daunting for me. If anyone has it I'd love to know what you think.

I found a cheap copy and bought it. And I have to say that it's really a much more enjoyable listen than I'd expected. Have spun it a few times now, and I've got to say, Hiseman is awesome on this.  I've had and enjoyed records he drums on for 30-ish years at this point but it has given me a new appreciation of his playing. 

Story behind the record is that with the advent of cheap digital recording equipment Hiseman decided to record every gig on the 1985 German tours of The United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, sixty dates in all. Then he went over all the recordings and picked out his favourite solos for the album.
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Something new for the thread: Moon On The Water, an all-percussion ensemble founded by drummer, composer, organiser and all-round genius Tiziano Tononi (any project with his name on it is worth hearing). They cut three albums between 1985 and 1997 with core members Tononi, David Searcy and Jonathan Scully. On one album they were augmented by Pierre Favre and on another by some guy called Stewart Copeland. So far I've only got the album with Favre, Think With Your Ears - which is excellent.

Sample of their work:




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