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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

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Article: Radio

Chick Corea Electric Band, John McLaughlin and some rock fusion from Virgil Donati and El Grupo

Read "Chick Corea Electric Band, John McLaughlin and some rock fusion from Virgil Donati and El Grupo" reviewed by Len Davis


Music from Chick Corea Electric Band, Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea, Venezuelan keyboardist Santiago Bosch, rock fusion from Virgil Donati and Mederic Collignon playing electric Miles Davis. Playlist Chick Corea Electric Band “Tale of Daring Chapter 3" from Inside Out (GRP) 00:00 John Mc Laughlin and Chick Corea “Raju" from ...

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News: Award / Grant

The Sixth Sense By Roman Miroschnichenko—Setting The Standard For XXI Century Fusion Guitar

The Sixth Sense By Roman Miroschnichenko—Setting The Standard For XXI Century Fusion Guitar

When one listens to the powerful guitar playing of Roman Miroschnichenko, it is easy to be reminded of Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin during his Mahavishnu days, but it soon becomes apparent that Miroschnichenko has his own sound within fusion. While he is never shy to cut loose, he also uses subtlety, mood variations and ...

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Article: Radio

A Musical Tribute To Chick Corea: Part 3

Read "A Musical Tribute To Chick Corea: Part 3" reviewed by Len Davis


We continue with part 3 of our musical tribute to Chick Corea with music recorded between 1986 and 2018. The Chick Corea Electric Band featuring guitarist Scott Henderson and the Electric band featuring guitarist Mike Miller and drummer Gary Novak and we finish with Steve Gadd and Chick Corea from their album Chinese Butterfly.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Zakir Hussain: The Best Jazz / Crossover Albums

Read "Zakir Hussain: The Best  Jazz / Crossover Albums" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Zakir Hussain turned 70 on March 9th. In an unparalleled career, which began in earnest aged 7, the man widely acclaimed as the world's greatest tabla player has played with the giants of both Indian classical music and jazz. It is hard to think of another musician who has straddled both worlds to such a prominent ...

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Article: Radio

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

Read "Jazz-Rock-Fusion, Early Days: 1967-1971" reviewed by Len Davis


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 ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Saxophone Colossi: An Alternative Top Ten Banging Albums

Read "Saxophone  Colossi: An Alternative Top Ten Banging Albums" reviewed by Chris May


Miles Davis once said you could tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker. You might want to add John Coltrane, you might even want to add Davis. But however you cut it, saxophones and trumpets have been the flag bearers of the music. Trumpets got things rolling and saxophones came into ...

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Article: Profile

Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant

Read "Chick Corea: The Passing Of A Giant" reviewed by Doug Hall


The passing of a giant in all categories of jazz. Chick Corea, NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy Award winner, keyboard virtuoso as pianist, composer and arranger has earned, by contribution and breadth of musicianship, all the accolades, awards and recognition. If ever the title applied: a legendary figure in jazz. Beyond Corea's range of solo compositions ...

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Article: Interview

Nicola Conte: Good Juju From Italy’s Spiritual Jazz Shaman

Read "Nicola Conte: Good Juju From Italy’s Spiritual Jazz Shaman" reviewed by Chris May


Ever since his debut album, the acid-jazz masterpiece Jet Sounds (Schema), in 2000, the producer, composer, DJ and guitarist Nicola Conte has kept the jazz world guessing by constantly moving the goal posts. The trumpeter Miles Davis famously said, “I always gotta change. It's like a curse." But with Conte, it feels more like a blessing, ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicolas Meier/ Dewa Budjana Group: Flying Spirits

Read "Flying Spirits" reviewed by Jim Worsley


As much as 2020 was a lemon, it was quite the fruitful year for jazz and fusion records. The vault had been closed, sealed, and bolted shut for the year, until a spirit swept the room. Under the heading of 'saving the best for last' or a 'hail Mary,' the magical journey of Flying Spirits (Blue ...


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