As far as the Elektric Band goes...I'm not that big on their recorded output, especially all the stuff with DiMeola, which is much of it. Their are better versions of the lineup, such as the Mike Miller/Gary Novak band of the mid-90's, for which there aren't any recordings, other than video. The stuff of the Acoustic band is good, but it's not fusion. My favorite recording of Corea's from the last 20 years is the largely forgotten "Time Warp" record, and that one is mentioned in places here...even though it's borderline as to whether it's a fusion record.
Again, just my opinion, but I'm happy to share it. I know there are people out there who believe the Elektric Band is where fusion somehow began and ended...I ran into that years ago on Wikipedia...I am not a member of that club. And as a point of reference, the current article on Jazz Fusion on Wikipedia bears only a small resemblance to the major rewrite I did of it four-plus years ago. Anyone can edit Wikipedia, and has.
Hey Fusion07, do you think that jazz/fusion players should be rewarded higher spots on these categories rather than rock/fusion players? Personally, I believe they should considering fusion is a sub-genre of jazz.
Also, you have Terry Bozzio on the fusion drummer list. My question is what fusion albums has he done? I too help edit wikipedia. When labeling genres under musicians or albums I always try to find sources proving which genres they play; yet I have not been able to find any internet sources proving that Bozzio is in fact a fusion drummer/has played fusion/or has done fusion albums. Please help me, because this is driving me crazy. Even Bozzio's Wikipedia page doesn't have him labeled under fusion! If he isn't a fusion drummer, then he doesn't belong under the fusion drummer list; much less at the rank he's at. I mean Weckl needs to be at least top 3.
The origins of fusion were jazz and rock...that's where the term came from...expanded later to include world and other music. At the point of origin, you had Blood, Sweat & Tears that was more jazz than rock, and Chicago was vice-versa - I had that discussion years ago with people on Wikipedia and found it hard to argue one was more important than the other, and there were a few things added to the Wiki page years ago I disagreed with, especially a guy who was a Greg Howe freak....but...Wikipedia is made up of many opinions with varying levels of expertise.
Terry Bozzio's played plenty of fusion music...I consider a lot of the Zappa stuff as such. The stuff he's done recently with Alex Machacek is about as "fusion" as it gets, even for a "purist". He's also done genre recordings with the Brecker Brothers, Jeff Beck, Mark Isham, and others.
If Bozzio is such a great fusion drummer do you think you could prove it to me by showing me a few sources? I have edited his profile by putting classical down, considering a lot of his newer stuff has been described as classical on many reliable websites. Considering the genres that musicians play is very subjective I have a hard time seeing Bozzio on the jazz and fusion lists. I really want someone to prove it to me, because as hard as I try I have not been able to find any fusion stuff done by Bozzio.