Music: Don't Call It Fusion

But who says you can't play Latin jazz on a tabla or make the dreaded Eleanor Rigby swing?

Fusion is back, although it never really went away, as the piles of gold lying around Kenny G.'s house would prove if only we could see them. Confused? Here's a brief refresher:

In the '60s, many jazz musicians found themselves marginalized by rock and soul. Then in 1970 Miles Davis received the first gold record of his life, for Bitches Brew, a sonic eye opener that experimented with electric instruments and rock and funk rhythms--a strange, primal, remarkable album. Soon, however, a whole generation of musicians was squandering its talents on increasingly vapid (though profitable) jazz-rock hybrids that came to...

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