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Sunday, 27 March 2011

A to Z of Progressive Rock Keyboard Players


W
here possible, I have tried to concentrate on progressive rock specialists, but found it difficult to leave out influential players and other cross-over genres like avant-garde, melodic, AOR, psychedelia and jazz-rock. Since starting this post I have made a number of amendments, deletions and additions. This is it so far, but it is far from complete. 

I would appreciate it if someone more knowledgeable could indicate the non-specialists and multi-instrumentalists (who may or may not be specialists).


A
Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple)
Verden Allen (Mott the Hoople)
Jim Anderson (Home)
Rod Argent (The Zombies, Argent)
Tony Ashton (Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Family)
Brian Auger (Trinity)

B
Tony Banks (Genesis)
Hugh Banton (Van der Graaf Generator)
Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree)
Peter Bardens (Camel)
Peter Baumann (Tangerine Dream)
John Beck (It Bites)
Roy Bittan (E Street Band)
Tim Blake (Gong)
Tomas Bodin (Flower Kings)
Emmanuel Borghi (Magma)
Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)
Tom Brislin (Spiraling, Yes)
Gary Brooker (Procul Harum)
John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick (The Who)
Joseph Byrd (United States of America)

C
Jonathan Cain (Journey)
Tony Carey (Rainbow)
Jon Carin (Pink Floyd, Roger Waters)
Wendy Carlos
Gonzalo Carrera (Landmarq, Karnataka, Galadriel, Infusion)
Tim Cashion (Grand Funk Railroad)
Bill Champlin (Chicago)
Chick Churchill (Ten Years After)
Julian Colbeck (ABWH, Steve Hackett)
Chick Corea (Return to Forever)
Michael Cotton (The Tubes)
Kenny Craddock (Lindisfarne)
Vincent Crane (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster)
David Cross (King Crimson)
Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
Mike Curtis (Crazy Horse)

D
Rick Davies (Supertramp)
Dennis DeYoung (Styx)
Del Detmar (Hawkwind)
Francis Descamps (Ange)
Thomas Dolby
Geoffrey Downes (Buggles, Yes, Asia)
Anne Dudley (Art of Noise, Jaz Coleman, David Gilmour)
George Duke (Frank Zappa)

E
Jonathan Edwards (Karnataka, Panic Room)
Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Emerson, Lake & Powell, 3, Emerson, Hughes & Bonilla)
Brian Eno (Roxy Music)
John Evan (Jethro Tull)

F
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
Larry Fast (Nektar)
Graham Fields (Rare Bird)
Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart)
Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
Alan Fitzgerald (Gamma, Night Ranger)
Christoph Franke (Tangerine Dream)
Taff Freeman (Nektar)
Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream)
Mitchell Froom (Gamma)
Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad, Silver Bullet Band)
Magne Furuholmen (A-ha)

G
Don Gallucci (Touch)
Jem Godfrey (Frost)
Lawrence Gowan (Styx)
Alan Gowen (Gilgamesh, National Health)
Dave Greenfield (The Stranglers)
Dave Greenslade (Colosseum, Greenslade)
Jim Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)

H
Jan Hammer (The Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Peter Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator)
Herbie Hancock (The Headhunters)
Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
John Hawken (Renaissance, Strawbs)
Greg Hawkes (The Cars)
Isaac Hayes
Zeus B. Held (Birth Control)
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep, Blackfoot)
Tim Hodgkinson (Henry Cow)
Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish)
Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Simon House (Hawkwind)
Garth Hudson (The Band)
Thomas Hughes (Nektar)
Gary Husband

I
Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly)

J
Jean-Michel Jarre
Dave Jarrett (Quiet Sun)
Keith Jarrett
Karl Jenkins
Iain Jennings (Mostly Autumn)
Eddie Jobson (Curved Air, Roxy Music, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa)
Billy Joel
Jens Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen, Stratovarius)
Clive John (Man)
Elton John
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Howard Jones
Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)
Nick Judd (Audience)
Seth Justman (J. Geils Band)

K
Dabe Kaffineti (Rare Bird)
Volker Kahrs (Grobschnitt)
Tony Kaye (Yes, Badger)
Mark Kelly (Marillion)
Larry Knechtel (Bread)
Steve Knight (Mountain)
Al Kooper (Blood Sweat & Tears)
Igor Koroshev (Yes)

L
Robert Lamm (Chicago)
Allen Lanier (Blue Öyster Cult)
T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs)
Dave Lawson (Greenslade)
Peter Lemer (Baker Gurvitz Army)
John Lennon (The Beatles)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Jerry Lee Lewis
Milcho Leviv (Billy Cobham)
Little Richard
Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
Jim Lochart (Horslips)
John Locke (Spirit, Nazareth)
Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
Robin Lumley (Brand X)
Billy Lyall (Pilot)

M
Ian MacLagan (Small Faces, Faces)
Dave MacRae (Matching Mole)
Jean-Luc Manderlier (Magma)
Mark Mancina (Yes)
Manfred Mann (Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
Richard Manuel (The Band)
Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
Chris Marion (Little River Band)
Tommy Mars (Frank Zappa)
Bob Mayo (Peter Frampton)
Lyle Mays (Pat Metheny Group)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings)
Ian McDonald (King Crimson)
Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf)
Ian McLagan (The Rolling Stones, The Faces)
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Mic Michaeli (Europe)
Max Middleton (Jeff Beck)
Steve Miller (Caravan)
Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant)
Francis Monkman (Curved Air, Sky)
Kevin Moore (Dream Theater)
Patrick Moraz (Refugee, Yes, The Moody Blues)
Malcolm Morley (Man)
Neal Morse (Spock's Beard)

N
The Nocenzi Brothers (Banco)
Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena)
Christopher North (Ambrosia)

O
Ryo Okomoto (Spock's Beard)
Martin Orford (IQ)

P
David Paich (Toto)
David Palmer (Jethro Tull)
John ‘Poli’ Palmer (Family)
Lou Pardini (Chicago)
Alan Park (Beggar's Opera)
Ian Parker (The Hollies)
Alan Parsons (The Alan Parsons Project)
Alan Pasqua (Bob Dylan, Billy Squire, Giant, Damn Yankees)
Bill Payne (Little Feat)
Victor Peraino (Arthur Brown)
Danny Peyronel (UFO, Heavy Metal Kids)
Greg Phillinganes (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson)
Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues)
Steve Porcaro (Toto)
John Povey (Pretty Things)
Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Roger Powell (Todd Rundgren, David Bowie)
Flavio Premoli (PFM)
Billy Preston (The Beatles)
Alan Price (The Animals)

R
Lutz Rahn (Novalis)
Mike Ratledge (Soft Machine)
Rob Reed (Magenta)
Billy Ritchie (Clouds)
Peter Robinson (Quatermass)
Falk Rogner (Amon Duul II)
Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey)
Bruno Ruder (Magma)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, The Dixie Dregs)

S
David Sancious (E Street Band, Santana, Sting)
Irmin Schmidt (Can)
Ralph Schuckett (Clear Light, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Utopia)
Klaus Schulze (Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream)
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Alice Cooper, Yngwie Malmsteen)
Ton Sherpenzel (Kayak, Europe, Camel)
David Sinclair (Caravan)
Rikard Sjoblom (Beardfish)
Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle)
Chris Stainton (Joe Cocker's Grease Band)
Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
Dave Stewart (National Health)

T
Richard Tandy (Electric Light Orchestra)
Graeme Taylor (Gryphon)
Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Keith Tippett (King Crimson)
Isao Tomita (Tomita)
John Tout (Renaissance)
Pete Townshend (The Who)
McCoy Tyner (John Coltrane Quartet)

U
Matthias Ulmer (Anyone's Daughter)

V
Thijs Van Leer (Focus)
Vangelis (Aphrodite’s Child, Vangelis, Jon and Vangelis)

W
Oliver Wakeman (Yes)
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
Steve Walsh (Kansas)
Harry Waters (Roger Waters)
Blue Weaver (Amen Corner)
Vince Welnick (The Tubes, Grateful Dead)
Mark Westworth (GLD, IQ, Darwin's Radio)
Benoit Wideman (Magma)
Pete Wingfield (Colin Blunstone)
Bobby Whitlock (Delaney & Bonnie, Derek & The Dominos)
Edgar Winter (The Edgar Winter Group)
Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, Go)
Eric Woolfson (The Alan Parsons Project)
Stuart ‘Woolly’ Wolstenholme (Barclay James Harvest, Maestoso, Mandalaband)
Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth)
Richard Wright (Pink Floyd)
Reese Wynans (Captain Beyond)

Y
John Young (Greenslade, Asia, Quango, The Strawbs, Fish, Jon Anderson)

Z
Joe Zawinul (Weather Report)


Thanks to members of Progressive Ears


Originally posted on Sunday, 27 March 2011

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