Jazz Musician of the Day: John McLaughlin

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All About Jazz is celebrating John McLaughlin's birthday today!

John McLaughlin, also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitarist from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. He came to prominence with the electric group of Miles Davis in the late 1960s, and with other well- known players such as Chick Corea and Tony Williams.

Before moving to the United States, McLaughlin recorded Extrapolation (with Tony Oxley and John Surman) in 1969. The album showcased McLaughlin as a guitarist of great technical virtuosity, power, speed, and inventiveness (such as the ability to play in odd meters).

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