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Tunnels digs in with locked, organic grooves that underpin galactic explorations rich in melodic content." - Bass Player Magazine, Chris Jisi


Tunnels' newest release quickly takes hold and moves with deliberate fluidity into new but familiar and welcome territory. I was going nuts trying to place the sound until I remembered the classic album Marscape. A glance at the credits confirms my suspicions. Bassist Percy Jones, of Brand X and Marscape fame, is all over this. Jones shares compositional credit with MIDI vibes player Marc Wagon, ex of Dr. Nerve and Shadowline. The result is great music.
This is Tunnels' fifth album. In an effort to redefine itself musically, the band has pared down to the instrumental trio format. And it works. Track two, "Run By Time," has a hook that would be at home on Brand X's best album. The interplay of Jones and Wagon with drummer John o'Reilly shimmers here. Jones' bass is pure fire on "Soliton."
All three have standout moments. But the melding of styles is an aural delight. This is not the classic Marscape is, but it's very close. - Progression Magazine

"Marc Wagnon"

Marc Wagnon is somewhat of an enigma of sorts. I would personally consider him the "Jimi Hendrix of the midi vibes." I was a bit skeptical at first about a jazz trio without a piano or even a saxophone, but Wagnon somehow takes care of it all. Wagnons' style is refreshingly new, innovative to the point of pure brilliance. He has a technique and a dead-on feeling that can be described best in the words of Chuck Berry, "just like ringing a bell."
...All I can say is thank you Tunnels. -- Savon Edwards - Jazzreview.com


The band has made five cds, which are distributed in stores and digitally world-wide. Streaming available through http://buckyballmusic.com and http://www.jukeboxalive.com and all have had tracks that have had radio airplay on college stations and XM Radio. All cds released on Buckyball Records: BR002- Tunnels w/Percy Jones; BR005- Painted Rock; BR009- Progressivity; BR012- Tunnels Live: The Art of Living Dangerously; and BR018- Natural Selection.
All releases are on Buckyball Records. Videos of Tunnels can be found at



This New York-based trio is driven by renowned bassist Percy Jones and vibraphone/percussionist Marc Wagnon. Combining their equally impressive artistic backgrounds, Jones and Wagnon transport the fusion of jazz and rock to another dimension-- creating imaginative soundscapes that awaken the senses.
Tunnels has their own musical vision, yet two groups that demonstrate the artistry and force that drives this trio's music would be the days of King Crimson's 21st Century Schizold Man, and the heyday of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. The band is rounded out by powerhouse young drummer Walker Adams, a recent graduate of the Berklee School. This pioneers-meet-inspired youth combination creates timeless instrumental music that moves the listener beyond conventional boundaries.