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King Crimson rules metal-jazz

August 05, 2007

Greg BURK rightly traces heavy jazz fusion to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis ["Metal Jazz," July 29], but he missed the real birth of metal-jazz: King Crimson's 1969 bebop-metal epic, "21st Century Schizoid Man" -- a bone-crunching tectonic collision of Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix that hasn't really been matched since.

South Pasadena

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