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Jazz has always been about bridges and breaking down boundaries. Some years ago Wynton Marsalis dissed Miles Davis for his forays into jazz fusion. Marsalis' opinion was that jazz was a particular thing rooted in the New Orleans style. The great Cannonball Adderly, however, said that jazz had always been a fusion of influences. Certainly, the music arose in New Orleans from African roots, but it was that spirit fused with the instruments of European classical music that gave it voice.
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