Weather Update: Fusion Grows Up and Grows Out in the 21st Century

Modern improvised electric music isn’t exactly your father’s fusion. In fact, the genre has expanded exponentially since the pioneering jazz-rock excursions of Miles Davis and his bandmates in the 1960s and ’70s. Four recent releases make that point abundantly clear. Like the Davis disciples in Weather Report, the members of keyboard trio Medeski, Martin and

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