Arcana (American band)

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Origin USA
Genres Avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, free jazz
Years active 1995–1997
Labels DIW, Axiom/Island
Associated acts The Golden Palominos, Praxis, Massacre, Material, Painkiller, Miles Davis, The Tony Williams Lifetime
Past members Bill Laswell
Tony Williams
Derek Bailey

Arcana was an American jazz fusion band that formed in 1995 and originally comprised guitarist Derek Bailey, bassist Bill Laswell and drummer Tony Williams. The original lineup released one album, The Last Wave, in July 1996, before Bailey left the band. Guitar duties for the second album were recorded by guest musicians Nicky Skopelitis and Buckethead, and Arc of the Testimony was released in October 1997. The band split up after the release of their second album due to the death of Williams in February 1997.

Band members[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

The following musicians contributed to Arcana's second album, Arc of the Testimony: