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British guitarist John McLaughlin contributed to creating the bold new sound of Miles Davis's great proto-fusion works, In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. He was a member of what could be the first great fusion band, Tony Williams' Lifetime, and then founded what Ben Ratliff describes as "the ideal band for the time," the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Host Intro 0:00
John McLaughlin Quartet "Binky's Beam" from Extrapolation (Polydor) 3:31
John McLaughlin Quartet "Peace Piece" from Extrapolation (Polydor) 10:38
Tony Williams Lifetime. "To Whom It May ConcernThem & Us" from (Turn It Over) (Polydor) 13:42
Host speaks 20:57
Mahavishnu Orchestra "Awakening" from Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia) 24:37
Mahavishnu Orchestra "You Know, You Know" from Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia) 28:04
Mahavishnu Orchestra "A Lotus On Irish Streams" from Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia) 33:10
Host speaks 38:45
Mahavishnu Orchestra "Birds of Fire" from Birds of Fire (Columbia) 41:09
Mahavishnu Orchestra "One Word" from Birds of Fire (Columbia) 46:47
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