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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Robson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 19:10
^"Too many classical performers to mention."
 
I'm pretty sure the classical world is still the most unknown given the tremendous amount of compositions since at least three centuries ago.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brainstormer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 20:52
Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:

How much proggyness would make a non-prog band prog enough to out-prog a nominally prog band that is not so proggy, like the last 30+ years of Genesis or Yes?

I really hear that "how much wood would a woodchuck chuck" there  LOL

Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:


(I guessing you are asking what non-prog bands appeals to those with "discerning tastes"?)


Yes, exactly.

Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:


Too many modern era jazz bands to mention. Let's say Herbie Hancock in the 1960s, or the best of Chick Corea in the 1970s, although a lot of his stuff is listed here as jazz-prog-rock (?). Newsflash: Chick Corea is jazz, which is not a subgenre of progressive rock. 

Too many classical performers to mention. 

Some Oregon

Some Joni Mitchell.

Some Sting and The Police.


I wonder what Sting or the Police you mean, although I can see Copeland has become a legit
composer.   I haven't heard any of his work, though. 

Originally posted by Argonaught Argonaught wrote:



Anyone who practiced the Third Stream with good taste and musicianship, let's say select Don Sebesky.


Never heard of this "Third Stream" before.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2014 at 01:04
The last two albums by the Police have a lot of proggy moments. Sting always used great jazz players in his music. Ten Summoner Tales is the classiest Crossover album since Breakfast In America imo.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2014 at 20:13
Steely Dan
Spirit
Philip Glass
Steve Reich
Astor Piazzolo
Material
Airto Lindsay
early Burt Bacharach
Hans Zimmer
Vangelis
John Serrie
Mark Isham
Shadowfax
Chopin
John Martyn
Bruce Cockburn
Jane Siberry
Martha and the Muffins (M & M)
The Style Council/Paul Weller
Everything But The Girl
The Art of Noise
Cocteau Twins
doves

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Red House Painters.  Talk Talk  was an 80s alt rock group before Spirit of Eden.  How about the Cure? I will second Everything But The Girl and The Cocteau Twins.  Everything But The Girl is a group that hit several genres including jazz, acoustic, and techno.  The Cocteau Twins was a group I was following at the same time as Dead Can Dance, so they have that 4AD connection.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2014 at 23:44
To me if it's not complicated or sophisticated then I can't really see it as prog so in a sense the question doesn't make sense to me. I'll play along anyway though. In no order:


Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
XTC
The Tubes
Moody Blues
Phish
Allman Brothers
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Talking Heads


Honorable mentions: Bob Dylan, The Fixx, ELO, Deep Purple, the Beatles
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