Influenced by the progressive rock scene in Europe and by jazz fusion in America, However was formed in 1977 in the United States. The quartet consisted of Peter Princiotto (vocals, bass, guitar, piano, keyboards), Bill Kotapish (guitar, bass, vocals, percussion), Bobby Read (vocals, sax, flute, clarinet, keyboards, piano, percussion), and Joe Princiotto (drums, cymbals, percussion). The band released Sudden Dusk in 1981, which displayed their experimental brand of symphonic, jazzy progressive music with several time shifts and stylistic changes. They released Calling four years later with Don Berkemeyer (vocals, bassoon, recorder) and Terresa Gayle (vocals) in the lineup. Although the album continued in the same musical vein as its predecessor, it had a glossier production. In the 1990s, Sudden Dusk and Calling were released as digitally remastered CDs on Kinesis; they were then reissued with additional mastering in 2009 and 2010 respectively, on North America East Recordings.
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