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Mr. Roboto, Meet Mr. Mahavishnu


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This episode's title is a wee bit misleading. The boys don't meet Mr. Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, of course) but rather Matt Phillips, long-time listener to the podcast who just happened to write a very good book on the famous fusion guitarist called John McLaughlin: From Miles and Mahavishnu to The 4th Dimension. The book covers the whole of McLaughlin's recorded career—not just his best known years with the Mahavishnu Orchestra—and our conversation is also wide-ranging. And, no, Mike hasn't turned into a robot. He just sounds like one because recording zoom is trickier than it seems.

Matt Phillips' Recommended John McLaughlin Albums

  • Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia)
  • Passion, Grace and Fire (Phillips)
  • The Heart of Things (Verve)
  • Is That So? (Abstract Logic)


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