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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

Liberation Time

Label: Abstract Logix
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Spirit Sings; Singing Our Secrets; Lockdown Blues; Mila Repa; Right Here, Right Now, Right On; Shade of Blue; Liberation Times.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Wayne Shorter: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Wayne Shorter: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Chris May


At the start of September 2021, trumpeter Terence Blanchard released Absence (Blue Note), dedicated to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, who for health reasons had recently been obliged to retire from performing, at least temporarily. Some people celebrating their eighty-eighth birthday, as Shorter did the previous month, might not welcome being the dedicatee of an album ...

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News: Recording

New Shapes: A Wide Variety Of Styles By The Trendsetter In Today’s Fusion Scene

New Shapes:  A Wide Variety Of Styles By The Trendsetter In Today’s Fusion Scene

A powerful guitarist who has led more than ten albums so far, Roman Miroshnichenko can be considered one of the pacesetters in today’s fusion scene. He has performed with such greats as Larry Coryell, Steve Vai, Paul Wertico, Bunny Brunel and Al DiMeola. Born and raised in the Ukraine, he started out exploring blues and rock ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

More from PAKT plus Adam Holzman and John McLaughlin

Read "More from PAKT plus Adam Holzman and John McLaughlin" reviewed by Len Davis


On today's program we feature more music from PAKT, Percy Jones, Alex Skolnick, Tim Motzer, Kenny Grohowski from their album recorded in August 2020 and the more recentPAKT Live in Pawling. Also John McLaughlin and Liberation Time, Adam Holzman fromThe Last Gig. The new one from Band Of Other Brothers and Australian progressive music from The ...

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Article: Album Review

Lyle Mays: Eberhard

Read "Eberhard" reviewed by John Kelman


When pianist, keyboardist, synthesist and composer Lyle Mays passed away at the far too young age of 66 following a long battle with a recurring (but, to this day, undisclosed) illness in February 2020, it was a major loss for his fans. It was an especially deep body blow to those who'd followed his decades-long work ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin, Return To Forever, John Patittuci and Larry Coryell

Read "John McLaughlin, Return To Forever, John Patittuci and Larry Coryell" reviewed by Len Davis


We open todays program with live music from Abstract Logix's New Universe Music Festival, Return to Forever Live, Third Rail Live Across Europe . Favourites with John Patitucci, Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey and Lenny White and from the Netherlands, Lale Larson, and Sebastiaan Cornelissen with Gary Willis. Playlist John McLaughlin “Recovery" from New Universe ...

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Article: Interview

Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2

Read "Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Part 1 | Part 2 It seemed inevitable that Zakir Hussain would collaborate with jazz musicians as the '70s unfolded. Jazz had been sidling up to Indian classical music gradually since the early '60s. In 1962, Gary Peacock and Bud Shank played on Ravi Shankar's album Improvisations (World Pacific), although this was ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gerry Gibbs & The Electric Thrasher Orchestra, Djabe, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland and Ant Law

Read "Gerry Gibbs & The Electric Thrasher Orchestra, Djabe, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland and Ant Law" reviewed by Len Davis


Music today from Gerry Gibbs playing the music of Miles Davis. Hungarian band Djabe, live with Steve Hackett, English guitarist Ant Law, and bassist Dave Holland from his latest Another Land . John McLaughlin introduces the tune “Dear Dalai Lama." Playlist Gerry Gibbs “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" from The Music of Miles Davis ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin, Harvey S Trio, Yo Miles and Melbourne Band Synchronicity

Read "John McLaughlin, Harvey S Trio, Yo Miles and Melbourne Band Synchronicity" reviewed by Len Davis


We start the program today with another tune from John McLaughlin and his new release Liberation Time, Harvey S Live, with Mike Stern, Yo Miles and their album Lightning and an interview with Melbourne guitarist Jack Pantazis from the band Synchronicity and music producer Lee Bradshaw about the upcoming album and their live performance.Playlist ...


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