See if you can find some clips of Vida Blue, live if you really want to hear him stretch out. I have a bootleg DVD that a friend gave me that has some choice spots really highlighting his playing. It's a band with Russell Batiste on drums and Page McConnell on keys . A few vocals here and there, but definitely not a vocal centric project. I don't think of it as fusion, but there's elements along with more atmospheric groove heavy playing and I know you appreciate good grooves Joseph!Oteil so fuggin' good ... would luv to hear him in all out fusion band without a singer!