Unlike nuclear fusion, jazz fusion occurs when atomic forces are smashed together using an alto saxophone made of concentrated boron. Become a Geiger counter of improvised polyrhythms with today's GrouponLive deal: for $41, you get one reserved ticket to see Return to Forever IV at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. (a $65 value before fees, or up to an $83 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is located in sections A or D and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at will call. In order to sit together, groups must redeem their Groupons together.
A supergroup plucked from the free-form dreams of jazz aficionados, Return to Forever IV melds the skills of a remarkable crew of legendary virtuosos. Chick Corea's whirling keyboards, Stanley Clarke's raconteuring bass, and Lenny White's elliptical drums mingle with the post-Stradivarian bow-wrangling of Jean-Luc Ponty and the fluttery fingers of guitarist Frank Gambale to stir a sound palette as rich and rare as stolen unicorn gold. Adding to the tempest of untamed notes, Dweezil Zappa proves that talent doesn't fall far from the tree with Zappa Plays Zappa, for which he teams up with a collection of accomplished bandmates to salute the music of his father, Frank Zappa.