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Remember Shakti: Remember Shakti

Read "Remember Shakti" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

In the mid-1970's many believed John McLaughlin had committed commercial suicide by abandoning electric instruments and Western sensibilities in favor of an all-acoustic group with Indian musicians. In fact, record sales for this group, Shakti, were quite disappointing. Sometimes though, a musician has to follow his muse. In this case, McLaughlin was led to create a very fertile groundbreaking group in the form of Shakti. With all due respect to the very fine group Oregon, Shakti was really the first ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Remember Shakti: Saturday Night in Bombay

Read "Saturday Night in Bombay" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

Last year's Saturday Night in Bombay suffers from a bit of confusion in the liner notes. They refer to a “certain Friday Night in San Francisco in 1978." That certain Friday night Jacques Denis was talking about, The Guitar Trio's Friday Night in San Francisco , actually took place in 1980. Liner note mistakes like that are bothersome, since there's no reason not to get things right on the record. Of course, Denis was attempting to link the earlier album's ...


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