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Radio

John McLaughlin, Gary Willis, Tribal Tech, David Binney, Tom Coster

Read "John McLaughlin, Gary Willis, Tribal Tech, David Binney, Tom Coster" reviewed by Len Davis


Today a fusion fest with some of the finest releases over the last 30 years John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Niacin, David Binney and much more.Playlist Niacin “Prelude & Funky Opus" from Krush (Prosthetic) 00:00 John McLaughlin"Mr DC" from The Heart Of Things (Verve) 07:24 Chick Corea “El Stephen Parts 1&2" from The Ultimate Adventure (Stretch) 14:44 Gary Willis “Armageddon Blues" from Bent (Alchemy) 22:13 Tribal Tech “Salt Lick" from Face First (Blue Moon) 29:40 David Binney “Massive Humanity" ...

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Radio

Jazz-Rock-Fusion, Early Days: 1967-1971

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We look at the early days of jazz-rock -fusion with music from 1967-1971 by Joe Zawinul Miles Davis John McLaughlin and Soft Machine. Playlist John McLaughlin “Extrapolation" from Extrapolation (Polydor) 00:00 Tony Williams Lifetime “Via The Spectrum Road" from Emergency (Verve) 07:14 Joe Zawinul “A Soul Of A Village" from The Rise And Fall Of The Third Stream (Atlantic) 14:28 Miles Davis “Frelon Brun" from Filles de Kilimanjaro (Columbia) 21:32 Miles Davis “John McLaughlin" from Bitches Brew (Columbia) ...

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Year in Review

Most Read Album Reviews: 2020

Read "Most Read Album Reviews: 2020" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our most popular in 2020. The Complete 1969 Recordings King Crimson by John Kelman Published: October 31, 2020 Is That So? John McLaughlin Shankar Mahadevan Zakir Hussain by Ian Patterson Published: February 3, 2020 Just Coolin' Art Blakey & The ...

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Live Review

Montreux Jazz Artists Autumn of Music

Read "Montreux Jazz Artists Autumn of Music" reviewed by Martin McFie


The Montreux Palace Autumn of Music Montreux Switzerland 12-17 October 2020 The obvious, burning question for Montreux Jazz Festival press officer Marc Zendrini, concerned plans for the Festival in 2021. He replied “We have safe possibilities for outside performance next summer, all along the lakefront. But for which artists, on what dates, with which airline? It's all too early to tell." The 2020 Montreux Jazz Festival was cancelled in April but the virtual version attracted ...

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Interview

John McLaughlin: Where The Muse Leads

Read "John McLaughlin: Where The Muse Leads" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


John McLaughlin—Miles Davis protégé. Jazz/rock revolutionary. East-meets-West visionary. Acoustic, electric and electronic guitar maestro. Now elder statesman of jazz—what is there left to say? A lot it seems... As a septuagenarian who was facing debilitating hand issues—and possibly the end of his playing career—he was starting to say his farewells to touring only a few years ago. Now he seems a man brimming with hope over his miraculous rebound and new musical inspirations—even while addressing the ...

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Radio

John McLaughlin & The Mahavishnu Orchestra (1969 - 1972)

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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. Playlist Host Intro 0:00 John McLaughlin Quartet “Binky's Beam" from Extrapolation (Polydor) 3:31 John McLaughlin Quartet “Peace Piece" from Extrapolation (Polydor) ...

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Album Review

John McLaughlin Shankar Mahadevan Zakir Hussain: Is That So?

Read "Is That So?" reviewed by Ian Patterson


When mandolinist Uppalapu Srinivas passed away in 2014 it seemed to signal the end of Remember Shakti. A great loss to music on both scores. Five years later, in early 2019, the band reformed with violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan for a one-off concert in India, sparking a new lease of life for the band. And many, no doubt, will eagerly seize upon this John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain and Shankar Mahadevan project as a scaled down Remember Shakti. After all, from the ...


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