Wynton Marsalis says that fusion isn't jazz, and he should know. But good fusion certainly has its share of jazzy moments, and Abraham Laboriel's Guidum is good fusion. Whether its appearing on the Christian-schlock label Integrity or its inclusion of songs called "Let My People Go" and "Out from Darkness" make it a gospel record is anyone's guess. But anyone with the good taste to have plunked for Koinonia's early-'80s gospel fusion albums, on which Laboriel played, should easily find Guidum a not-guilty pleasure.
New York saxophonist Abraham Burton's music has been called exquisite jazz. His solos are powerful and creative. He began developing his natural skills by attending Hartford's Hartt School of Music where he learned well from talented artists like Michael Carvin and Jackie McLean. Burton graduated from the school with a B.A. in music and a new love for the work of jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong and Lester Young.
Neoton Família (also known as Neoton in Spain, Newton in West Germany, Neoton Familie in East Germany and Newton Family in the rest of the world) was one of the most successful Hungarian pop-bands, their carrier spanning several decades, with changes in line-up. Most active from 1977 to 1989, they released albums and singles and toured in 25 foreign countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Japan, India, South Korea, also producing many of the best-known hits in the country. From 1979 to 1989 the band sold over 6 millions records in Hungary and about 1.5 millions records in other countries and takes on this indicator second place behind the famous band Omega. Bolond Város is the debut album by Neoton, released in 1970.