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John McLaughlin

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John McLaughlin, also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player 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).

He moved to the United States in 1969 to join Tony Williams's group Lifetime

Album

The Montreux Years

Label: BMG
Released: 2022
Track listing: Radio Activity; Nostalgia; Acid Jazz; David; Florianapolis; Sing Me Softly Of The Blues; El Hombre Que Sabia.

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News: Recording

Robben Ford and Bill Evans New Album 'Common Ground' Out On September 30th On MPS

Robben Ford and Bill Evans New Album 'Common Ground' Out  On September 30th On MPS

MPS is proud to announce the release of the newest project by Robben Ford and Bill Evans, called Common Ground on September 30th, 2022. The multiple times Grammy nominees Ford and Evans have shared the stage in Europe, North America and even Japan and already released a collaborative album called The Sun Room together in 2019 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin Live from 1990, Steve Khan Live in Koln and David Binney

Read "John McLaughlin Live from 1990, Steve Khan Live in Koln and David Binney" reviewed by Len Davis


Dennis Chambers from Groove and More, John McLaughlin from Live at Royal festival Hall, Steve Khan from The Suitcase Live in Koln, Plus ARC Trio, Sixun and Scott Kinsey. Playlist Dennis Chambers “Virtual Life" from Groove and More (Soul Trade) 00:00 John McLaughlin “Florianapolis" from Live at Royal Festival Hall 1990 (JMT) 07:50 David ...

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Article: Album Review

Henry Lowther's Quarternity: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Chris May


The British trumpeter and composer Henry Lowther, who first made an impact in the 1960s and released the well received album Can't Believe, Won't Believe (Village Life) in 2018, came to jazz via a circuitous route. After playing cornet in a provincial Salvation Army band, he moved to London around 1960 to study violin at the ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla

Read "A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Origins of the Tabla The twin hand drum was developed in its current form about 300 years ago on the Indian subcontinent but the roots of the tabla may date to pre-Muslim, Arabia. The name comes from “tabl," the Arabic word for drum, and temple carvings of tabla-like double-hand drums date to 500 BCE. Tabla is ...

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Article: Interview

Gary Husband: The Gemini Dimension

Read "Gary Husband: The Gemini Dimension" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


Even if forced to count just one of the two musical associations he's most noted for—a 35-year long relationship playing with the late Allan Holdsworth, and a 15-year long (and counting) stint in John McLaughlin's 4th Dimension—Gary Husband would still easily make many people's musician watchlist. But with both to his credit, (each on a different ...

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Article: Interview

Alf Terje Hana: The Further Edge

Read "Alf Terje Hana: The Further Edge" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


Unless you hail from jny: Norway, chances are you haven't heard of (or are just hearing about) guitarist Alf Terje Hana. With a music career stretching back into the '70s and a sound that's as personally stylized and cutting-edge fresh as anything birthed in the 21st century, Hana's music and name are just starting to circulate ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Powerful music from John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Dave Douglas

Read "Powerful music from John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Dave Douglas" reviewed by Len Davis


Retrospective of the the years 2000-2010 including John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, fretless bassist Mark Egan, trumpeter Dave Douglas, Chris Poland and OHM and CAB. Playlist John McLaughlin “Recovery" from To The One (Abstract Logix) 00:00 Wallace Roney “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" from Miles From India (Times Square) 08:34 Mark Egan “Three Way Mirror" ...

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Article: Album Review

Ragawerk: Ragawerk

Read "Ragawerk" reviewed by Chris May


Fusions of jazz and Indian raga go back to the mid-1950s, when the London-based Indian composer John Mayer began experimenting with the concept and, in the early 1960s, went on to form Indo-Jazz Fusions with the alto saxophonist Joe Harriott. Meanwhile, across the pond, John Coltrane became so fascinated with raga that he named his son ...


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